Donations Resources


Where Can I Make Donations?

This is a partial list compiled by your Team at An Organized Life.

The State of Massachusetts offers a complete list of donation + recycling resources.

https://www.mass.gov/lists/donation-reuse

Other online community-based platforms to give away your goods are:

Craiglist Free Section
www.FreeCycle.org
Facebook Marketplace

Textile recycling in drop-off bins throughout the area outside of each school in the Massachusetts school districts listed.

Locations: https://www.baystatetextiles.com/locations/

Acceptable Donations:

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Accessories
  • Linens

563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 
(use back door off of Norfolk Ave.) 

Donation hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-4pm

Additional drop off locations: 

  • Clothing
  • Aprons, tablecloths, runners, placemats, doilies, napkins, oven mitts, curtains
  • Books, records, VHS, cassette tapes, comics
  • Household electronics, TVs, lamps, fans, small kitchen appliances 
  • Framed mirrors, artwork, throw pillows, rugs smaller than 8’x10’
  • Children’s clothing and new toys (must be in original packaging) 
  • Tools
  • New toiletries 

Locations:

“Giving Factory”
281 Newtonville Ave.
Newton, MA 02460

https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/take-action/donate-goods/find-local-drop-off/

Acceptable Donations:

  • New and like- new Clothing and Coats (youth size 0-20 and adult sizes Small and Medium)
  • Shoes, boots, sneakers and sandals
  • Books

The Kids Closet with CCCC
113 Hawthorne Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-889-7100
Carac@chelseaccc.org
http://www.chelseaccc.org/

Acceptable Donations:

  • Kids clothing sizes 0 – 6T, new or “gently used” 
  • Small baby furniture, car seats, strollers, booster seats, bouncers. etc

Drop Offs: https://donateclothes.epilepsynewengland.org/location-finder 

Pick Ups: https://donateclothes.epilepsynewengland.org/schedule-pickup

Acceptable Donations:

  • Clothing
  • Coats
  • All types of shoes 
  • Jewelry
  • Purses 
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Household Items
  • Books (EXCEPT Encyclopedias and magazines)
  • Small Toys (EXCEPT outside toys or riding toys)
  • Art and Collectible

Contact for drop off and pickup options.
hello@thefosterbox.com
thefosterbox.com

Acceptable donations:

  • Children’s clothing size preemie – big kid 20.
  • Baby gear (gear needs to be new within the last 5 years)
  • New, unopened toiletries
  • NO sports gear, toys, books, socks, underwear, or adult sizes

Drop off locations:

110 Evelyn Road, Needham, MA 02494
82 Deerfield Road, Needham, MA 02492

Leave all donations on the front porch or steps

Acceptable Donations:

  • Men’s and Women’s used casual clothing (EXCEPT undergarments and socks)
  • New toiletries (ONLY travel size)

169 Great Plain Ave, Wellesley, MA 02482

Find other Drop off locations:
https://www.goodwillmass.org/donation-center-hours-locations

You can also schedule a no-obligation pick up with College Hunks Hauling at www.CollegeHunks.com

Acceptable donations:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories (belts, handbags, hats, jewelry, scarves)
  • Backpacks, bags, luggage
  • Bedspreads, blankets, curtains decorative pillows
  • Cookware (INCLUDING bakeware, dishes, glassware, pots and pans)
  • Small electronics (INCLUDING alarm clocks, coffee pots, blenders and toaster ovens)
  • Home electronics (INCLUDING computers, laptops, stereo equipment, keyboards, monitors, speakers, printers, scanners, cords and cables, phones and tablets, hard drives)
  • Bicycles, sporting goods (golf clubs, tennis rackets)
  • Books (EXCEPT encyclopedias and textbooks)
  • CDs and DVDs (EXCEPT cassette tapes and VHS tapes)

21 Hawkins St. , Somerville, MA 02143 

Donation hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am-6pm 

For donations of more than one bag/box of items, they ask that you schedule an appointment online ahead of time. 

They offer pickups within 10 miles of Boston. More info here: https://makeandmendshop.com/pages/donate

Acceptable Donations:

  • Books: Art related books, coloring books, sewing books 
  • Stationary: Sketchbooks, scrapbooking paper, envelopes, post-it notes, stamps, cards 
  • Fibers: Thread, sewing needles, knitting + crochet tools, fabric, patterns, stencils 
  • Arts/Crafts: pencils, markers, paint, paintbrushes, cutting mats, jewelry making supplies 
  • NO: sewing machines, binders or large office supplies, clothing, furniture

350 Brookline St. 
Building WW15-182
Cambridge, MA 02139

First email fx@mit.edu to get approval for items you wish to donate. MIT FX staff/volunteers cannot help move items in/out of the warehouse, so you may need to bring help for large items. 

Drop off hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm 
First Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm 

Pick up may be available for a sizable donation. 
More info: https://fx.mit.edu/how-donate

Acceptable Donations:

  • Furniture 
  • Household Items 
  • Winter clothing
  • Job interview attire 
  • NO: bed frames, headboards, mattresses, box springs, futons, large china hutches, exercise equipment; see website for full list 

Donations may be dropped off at 109 South Street in Hopkinton 9:30-3:30 Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-6:30 Wednesday, or during off hours at any of our drop boxes listed.

Donate Items – Project Just Because

https://www.projectjustbecause.org/donate-items/

Acceptable Donations:

  • Food
  • Clothes, 
  • Toys, 
  • Household Items

Call to discuss products and get approval on donation.
310 Pond Street (Route 126) Ashland, MA 01721
Donations accepted Wednesday – Saturday at the Donation Center drive-thru between 10 AM and 4 PM.

ReStore Donation – Habitat for Humanity
www.habitatmwgw.org
Phone: 508-799-9259

Acceptable Donations:

  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Cabinets and countertops
  • Electrical
  • Building Materials
  • Flooring
  • Garden and Outdoor
  • Home Décor
  • Hardware
  • Lighting
  • Media

Drop off locations:

56 Felton Street

Waltham, MA 02453

242 East Berkeley Street, 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02118You can also drop off your donations at donation containers. Their locations you can find here: https://mtwyouth.org/donate-books/

Acceptable Donations:

  • Gently used clothing and shoes
  • All the books (EXCEPT textbooks over 10 years old, encyclopedias, magazines/ journals)
  • CDs, DVDs and video games

Drop off locations:

  • 1230 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, 02132
  • 500 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701
  • Route 20 East, Marlborough, MA 01752

Find other Drop off locations:
https://www.savers.com/donate

Acceptable Donation:

  • Accessories 
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Small Electrical items
  • Exercise and outdoor accessories
  • Toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals
  • Kitchen accessories
  • Jewelry, crafts, mugs, candles, pictures/ frames, baskets, tools
  • Books, magazines
  • Records, tapes, CDs, videos, DVDs, computer software
  • Small furniture
  • Bed/bath towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths

Drop off location:

1191 Washington Street (rear), West Newton, MA 02465

Reservation is required for the drop off. You can make a reservation here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45afae2fa5fcc25-donation

Drop off days:
Mondays:        1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
Wednesdays:   2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Thursdays:      10.30 a.m.- 11.30 a.m

Acceptable Donations:

  • Kitchen appliances (EXCEPT espresso makers, Keurigs)
  • Pots, pans, mixing bowls, kitchen utensils, silverware, glasses/ mugs, plates/ bowls (EXCEPT teacups and saucers, wine glasses)
  • New/Like New tablecloths, dish towels, oven mitts (EXCEPT place mats)  
  • Food storage containers
  • Mops/ Brooms, Vacuums
  • Bedding (EXCEPT duvet covers)
  • Easy to hang curtains/ curtain rods (EXCEPT curtains with hooks)
  • Bath items: shower curtains, bath towels, bathmats
  • Home décor items (lamps with shades, clocks, wall hangings, mirrors, EXCEPT vases)

206 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026

You can read more about this program here:
https://www2.hm.com/en_us/sustainability-at-hm/our-work/close-the-loop.html

Acceptable donations:

  • Clothing or Textiles in any condition

Donations may be dropped off at any of 3 Donation centers located at:

  • 370 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472
  • 374B Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803
  • 1251 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701

You can find all information:
http://sisterthrift.com/donate/

Acceptable donations:

  • Household items
  • All clothing, shoes, accessories
  • Holiday items- all seasons all the time
  • Knick Knacks, frames, mirrors
  • Glassware and pottery
  • Jewelry
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Books, DVDs, CDs, records, tapes
  • Small furniture, rugs
  • Small household appliances

You can find Drop Off locations and pick up information:
https://vva.org/donate/

Acceptable Donations:

  • Clothing of all types and sizes (men’s, women’s, children’s, baby’s)
  • Clothing Accessories
  • Shoes (All kinds)
  • Baby Items
  • House and glassware
  • Books, toys, bikes
  • Stereos, radios, portable TV’s
  • All bedding, draperies, curtains
  • Kitchenware
  • Small furniture and rugs
  • Small appliances
  • Tools (all kinds)
  • Jewelry and cosmetics

Information compiled in 2022. Information provided by each individual donation resource, and is subject to change. An Organized Life is not responsible for any donation resources’ business practices, procedures or changes in what is accepted or how goods are processed.

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