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Other Organizations Accepting Donations

Furniture

Of course, Furniture Sharehouse is the BEST PLACE to donate your gently-used furniture because we give it free of charge DIRECTLY to families who need it most! However, if your furniture items do not meet our Donation Guidelines or we are not able to pick up your items within your time constraints, we suggest the following options:

United Way of Westchester/Putnam Gifts in Kind Program

Mission: Sends an e-mail blast listing items for donation to over 200 Hudson-Valley non-profits

Website: http://uwwp.org/give-stuff-nonprofits.shtml

Tax Receipt: Yes                 

Household Items: Dishes, Kitchen Items, Linens

New Beginnings

MIssion: Non-profit that provides free basic household essentials to homeless families making the transition to permanent housing

Address: 165 Main Street (Lower Level of Ossining Open Door), Ossining, NY 10562

Telephone: 914-923-4889 (voicemail)

Donation Hours: Mondays 9:30 – 12:00

Items Accepted: Kitchen items, small household goods, household linens, baby linens, children’s clothing up to size 10, children’s books

The Golden Shoestring

Mission/Proceeds: Thrift Shop operated by The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound, all proceeds support community projects and help fund scholarships and community grants

Address: 149 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538

Telephone: 914-834-8383

Website: www.jlwos.org

Donation Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10:30 am – 3:00 pm (closed July & August)

Items Accepted: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and outerwear; clothing accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, jewelry); household and decorative items (bric-a-brac); china, crystal, kitchen items, small appliances in working order; children’s books and best-sellers (NO other books). All items must be clean, in current fashion and in good condition. NO records, space heaters, vaporizers, items made from endangered species, baby equipment, computers, linens, bathing suits, socks, underwear.

Tax Receipt: Yes

Rye Presbyterian Church Thrift Shop

Mission/Proceeds: Thrift Shop operated by The Rye Presbyterian Church; all proceeds fund direct grants to community programs

Address: 882 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580

Telephone: 914-967-0842

Website: www.ryepc.com/ministries/thrift-shop

Donation Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday (September to June)

Thirft Shop Hours:  Thursdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (September to June)

Items Accepted: Bric-a-brac, china, silver, table and bed linens, small furniture, lamps, jewelry, fashion accessories, CDs, books (no text books, encyclopedias); NO clothes or large sports equipment

Tax Receipt: Yes (leave name and address with donations if no one available when dropping off)           

St. Thomas Episcopal Church Thrift Shop

Mission/Proceeds: All proceeds support St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Outreach Programs

Address: 168 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Telephone: 914-777-3408

Website: www.saintthomasmmrk.org/index.php/community

Donation Hours: Weds 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Items Accepted: Clothes, jewelry, artwork, antiques, bric-a-brac, household items, china, CDs, DVDs, novels and non-fiction books in good condition (no manuals, encyclopedias, textbooks, condensed books or magazines); no TVs, VCRs, computers, printers, etc.; no furniture, car seats, exercise equipment, toys

Tax Receipt: Yes           

Take It or Leave It Shed

Mission: Joint project of the City of White Plains and EcoNeighbors to provide White Plains residents a place to recycle usable items

Address: White Plains DPW Recycling Yard, 87 Gedney Way, White Plains, NY

Donation Hours: Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm; Saturdays 9:00 am - Noon

Items Accepted: Small appliances in working order, sports equipment, bicycles, baby equipment, toys, games, children’s picture books, ornaments, home repair & gardening tools; NO books (other than children’s picture books), computer equipment, upholstered furniture, bedding, clothes, suitcases, rugs, cribs, stuffed toys, large appliances, lawn mowers, air conditioners.

Tax Receipt: No   

New Rochelle Humane Society Thrift Shop

Address:  54 Centre Avenue at Huguenot Street, New Rochelle

Telephone:  914-336-1207

Donation Hours:  Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Items accepted:  Clothing, collectibles, bric-a-brac, jewelry, household items including lamps, framed pictures, linens, and small pieces of furniture. Please call the store at 336-1207 before bringing larger items to make sure we are able to take them.

Tax Receipt:  Yes

Clothing

The Sharing Shelf

Mission: They collect new and gently used children’s clothing for ages 0-18 and distribute it through social service agencies, teachers and others to children in need at no cost. They also accept donations of baby equipment including strollers, car seats (no older than five years), high chairs, pack-n-plays and more.

Address: 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester, NY

Telephone: 914-305-5950

Website: www.fsw.org/our-programs/the-sharing-shelf

Donation Hours: See website for details

Items Accepted: See website for details

Tax Receipt: Yes

Community Center of Northern Westchester 

Mission:  Providing food, clothing and services to families in need in Northern Westchester

Address: 84 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536 (donate at rear entrance)

Telephone: 914-232-6572

Website: www.communitycenternw.org

Donation Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Items Accepted: Clean, gently used, seasonal clothing, shoes and linens. Fall and winter clothing accepted from September through March, and spring and summer clothing from April through August. NO undergarments, bathing suits, books, toys or stuffed animals. Also accepting Prom Dresses.

The Golden Shoestring (see above)

New Rochelle Humane Society Thrift Shop (see above)

Bric a Brac

The Golden Shoestring (see above)

Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop (see above)

St. Thomas Thrift Shop (see above)

White Plains TILI Shed (see above)

New Rochelle Humane Society Thrift Shop (see above)

Toys, Games

Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop (see above)

St. Thomas Thrift Shop (see above)

White Plains TILI Shed (see above)

New Rochelle Humane Society Thrift Shop (see above)

Baby Equipment

The Sharing Shelf (see above)

St. Thomas Thrift Shop (see above)

White Plains TILI Shed (see above)

Community Center of Northern Westchester (see above)

Books

Westchester Library System www.westchesterpl.org/about/donations.htm

Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop (see above)

St. Thomas Thrift Shop (see above)

White Plains TILI Shed (see above)

Computers/Electronics

Westchester PC-Renew

Mission: A Community Project of Westchester PC Users which rebuilds used computers and provides them free of charge to non-profit groups and individuals

Address: WPC-Renew, P. O. Box 349, White Plains, NY 10602

Telephone: 914-946-5511 ext 2

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://wpcug.org/pcrenew/default.htm

Items Accepted: Go to website link above for donation requirements

Pet Supplies/Equipment

New Rochelle Humane Society

Website: http://www.newrochellehumanesociety.org

Pets Alive Westchester (formerly Elmsford Animal Shelter)

Website:  http://petsalivewest.org

Medical Supplies/Equipment

AFYA Foundation

140 Saw Mill River Road

Yonkers, NY 10701

Items Accepted:  Durable medical equipment and supplies

afyafoundation.org

914-920-5081 

Used Sports Equipment/Bicycles

Good Goes Round – c/o Danny’s Cycles

Address: 644 Central Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Telephone: 914-723-3408

Website: http://dannyscycles.com

Other Places

Westchester County listing of recycling options/organizations:http://environment.westchestergov.com/residents/waste-reduction-res/donations

Donate Furniture

Thank you for considering donating your furniture to Furniture Sharehouse.

 
Our clients have been through tough times and we want them to feel proud of their new furnishings. Because neither Furniture Sharehouse nor our clients have the resources to reupholster, refinish, repair or clean donated items, we ask that you consider your donation carefully -- ask yourself if you would be willing to give this item to a member of your extended family or a close friend just starting out creating a home? If the answer is no, then it probably isn’t appropriate for donation.

Please review our DONATION GUIDELINES to see if your items meet our criteria. If they don’t, please see our list of OTHER ORGANIZATIONS that can possibly accept your donations.

We encourage our donors to DROP-OFF your furniture at our Warehouse or one of our Municipal Collection Bins if possible to help save expensive trucking fees.  If you can't get your furniture to our Warehouse or a Collection Bin, please click here to see if your donation qualifies for pick-up.

Most Needed Items

Mattresses....mattresses...mattresses...the families that we serve often sleep on the floor.  The next most popular item that our clients ask for is a kitchen table and chairs so they can eat together as a family.  Parents often want dressers for their children so they can better organize their clothes which will enable them to do better at school.  Sofas, chairs, lamps and small tables are always needed as well.

Guidelines for Donating Furniture

Your furniture should be in good repair.

  • Upholstered items should be free of any rips, stains, or excessive fading.
  • Wood items should not have excessive watermarks/discoloration, chipped edges, missing hardware/parts etc.
  • Items should be clean, and should not smell of mildew, mold or pets.
  • Items should be pest-free.

Items we CAN accept:

  • Sofas (no sleeper sofas and no sofas over 80" long)
  • Armchairs
  • Metal bed frames (no king-sized)
  • Mattresses, box springs (NO STAINS, NO KINGS, GOOD CONDITION ONLY)
  • Kitchen / Dining Room Tables (legs MUST be removable, no glass-tops, no larger than 5' with leaves out)
  •  Kitchen / Dining room Chairs
  • Dressers
  • Occasional tables
  • Bookshelves
  • Desks (WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING ANY DESKS)
  • Lamps
  • Small electric appliances (in working order)
  • Mirrors
  • Clean, vacuumed area rugs (no larger than 10' x 12')
  • Artwork
  • Televisions - no longer than 27" and no more than 5 years old

Items we do NOT accept:

  • BED HEAD/FOOTBOARDS (currently overstocked)
  • Cribs, car seats, strollers or other baby equipment
  • Household items such as dishes, linens, bric-a-brac
  • Sleeper sofas
  • King-sized bedding
  • Wicker Furniture
  • Platform beds
  • Waterbeds
  • Hospital or electric beds
  • Entertainment units/armoires over 5' tall
  • Glass-topped dining room tables
  • Items that are oversized or excessively heavy
  • Large appliances
  • Office furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pianos
  • Exercise equipment
  • Air conditioners
  • Buffets, Sideboards or Servers
  • China Cabinets
  • Headboards
  • Light fixtures that require installation
  • Medical Equipment or Wheelchairs

Furniture Drop-Off

By dropping your furniture off (or paying for delivery), you help us save on expensive trucking costs.  We offer several Drop-Off options:

WAREHOUSE AT COUNTY AIRPORT:  We are open at our Warehouse to accept drop-offs on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. We are also open on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. 

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS OUTSIDE OUR WAREHOUSE WHEN WE ARE CLOSED!  We are only there two days a week and furniture left outside will get ruined in the weather and then we have to PAY to dispose of it WHICH WE CANNOT AFFORD.

Please call ahead at 914-834-1294 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. make sure we are available to accept your delivery.

MUNICIPAL COLLECTION BINS:  We have Furniture Collection Bins located in the sanitation yards of the municipalities listed below.  Only residents of these municipalities may drop-off furniture and you may be asked to show proof of residency.  PLEASE NOTE that mattresses, box springs and upholstered goods are NOT accepted in any of the Collection Bins, but if they otherwise meet our Donation Guidelines, they may be dropped off at our warehouse during Drop-Off Hours as indicated above.  Tax receipts are available inside the Bins. 

CITY OF WHITE PLAINS:  87 Gedney Way, Weds. 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (April - October only)

LARCHMONT/MAMARONECK:  Maxwell Avenue Recycling Facility:  Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:00 - 3:00; Sat. 9:00 - 11:45; closed Wednesdays (year-round)

VILLAGE OF TUCKAHOE:  15 Marblehead Road (year-round); Mon - Fri 6:30 -11:00 am & 12:30 - 2:00 pm


AS ALWAYS, before dropping off your furniture at any of these locations, please review our DONATION GUIDELINES to make sure that we can accept your items!

Tax Deductible

We are a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your donations to Furniture Sharehouse are deductible to the extent permitted by law. We will provide you with a Donation Receipt for tax purposes that will list the items donated. It is the privilege and responsibility of the donor to fill in the "donation value". For suggested used furniture values, search the Internet for "donation value guide" or similar search criteria.