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Household Items NOT Accepted  

General Rule - All donated items must not be soiled, stained, torn, broken and must be in good condition. We do not accept items that otherwise would be junk and thrown away.  Very large or extra large pieces of furniture are not useful as the families we assist generally move into modest, small apartments.

We appreciate your donations but cannot accept the following items:

Appliances & Electronics

  • Any small appliances older than 10 years
  • Large appliances like refrigerators, stoves, washers/dryers
  • TVs of any size
  • Computers and fax machines
  • Air Conditioners
  • Stereo equipment / record players
  • VCRs, DVD players
  • Sewing Machines

Furniture

  • Recliners that do not have removable backs
  • Sleep sofas of any size
  • Futons
  • Large sectional sofas
  • Large entertainment centers
  • King-size beds, mattresses, box springs, headboards etc.
  • Water beds or Platform beds
  • Day beds / trundle beds
  • Individual box springs (we will take individual mattresses, although prefer sets)
  • Bunk beds are accepted as long as they are disassembled and have all parts needed to reassemble
  • Patio furniture
  • Exercise equipment
  • Desks, office chairs, file cabinets etc.
  • Bay furniture (cribs, high chairs, swings etc.)

General

  • Food of any type
  • Clothing
  • Linens (pillows, bed sheets, blankets, curtains etc.)
  • Toiletries or personal care items
  • Toys, games, etc.
  • Knick-knacks
  • Individual dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. (these items must be in sets)
  • Bicycles
  • Baskets
  • Books
  • Candles & candlesticks
  • Carpets/Rugs
  • Compact or DVD discs; cassette or VHS tapes
  • Desks or tables too large for an apartment
  • Holiday decorations
  • Items w/ company logos
  • Single kitchen/dining chairs
  • Vases
  • Window blinds or shades
 


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