Donate Your Unwanted Items

There are many organizations that will gladly accept your unwanted items. Consider donating your usable item before throwing it away. Make sure to call ahead for donation needs and restrictions, locations, schedule a pickup, etc. Check websites for more specifics. Note: *Indicates organization offers pickup. fIndicates organization may take furniture.

Clothing/Household Items

Organization
Website/Address
Phone #
Comments
American Veterans *
(800) 810-7148
Big Brothers/Big Sisters *
(877) 336-8828
No furniture
Catholic Charities *
(877) 343-3651
One man truck – 30 lb. Limit per item
Donation Town * f
Charities/items vary by zip code
Habitat for Humanity
Lupus Foundation *
(888) 445-8787
Planet Aid
Clothes/shoes only – use online bin finder
Salvation Army *
(800) 728-7825
Valuation List
Vietnam Veterans *
(800) 775-8387
No large furniture

Clothing/Household Items in Mercer & Morris Counties

Organization
Website/Address
Phone #
Comments
Rescue Mission of Trenton *
(800) 528-8825
Including Hillsborough
Home Front *
(609) 989-9417
Pick up in Mercer only
Market Street Mission *
(973) 538-0427
Pick up in Morris county only
The Resale Shop *
31B Chatham Rd, Summit, NJ
(908) 273-5564
Pick up Morris only

Clothing/Household Items in Somerset & Middlesex Counties

Organization
Website/Address
Phone #
Comments
Agape House
(908) 707-9753
Somerville
Giving Network * f
(908) 927-9001
Somerville
My Neighbor's Closet
(732) 560-4001
Zarephath, NJ (M,Th,Sat)
Pregnancy Aid Center
59 Thompson Street, Raritan, NJ
(908) 526-8121
Maternity & Child
Resource Center of Somerset
(866) 685-1122
Domestic Violence Victims

Thrift/Resale Shops

Organization
Website/Address
Phone #
Comments
Bargain Box
102 Mount Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ
(973) 267-1334
Best Friends Thrift Shop
1750 East 2nd St., Scotch Plains, NJ
(908) 322-2502
Benefits Animal Shelters
Greater Goods Thrift Store
114 Rogers Ave., Hightstown, NJ
(609) 448-2702
Kid to Kid
325 Route 22 East, Green Brook, NJ
(732) 529-5502
My Neighbor's Closet
595 Weston Canal Road, Zarephath, NJ
(732) 560-4001
Near Manville (M,Th,Sat)
The Heart Thrift Shop
158 West High St., Somerville, NJ
(908) 722-1250
St. John's Episcopal Church
The Lord's Closet
651 Route 22, Whitehouse Station, NJ
(908) 534-1777
The Resale Shop *
31B Chatham Rd, Summit, NJ
(908) 273-5564
Unique Thrift Stores
South Plainfield, Plainfield, Union
Yellow Tag Thrift Shop
199 Route 22 East, Suite B, Greenbrook
(732) 529-4997
Yesterday’s Treasures
215 Route 31 South, Flemington, NJ
(908) 237-6097

Specific Donations

Organization
Website/Address
Phone #
Comments
Dress for Success
Men's Business Clothing
Men's Wearhouse
972 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Suit Drives, benefit Newark Comprehensive Center for Father
Men's Neckties
Haitian women use to craft/sell
Men's Neckties
Raises Funds for Hunger – Online Shop
Soles 4 Souls
Project Linus
Knitting Supplies & Blankets
New Eyes for the Needy
Glass Slipper Project
Prom Dresses
Any Soldier
Toiletries, DVDs, Socks, etc.

DVDs/Books

Cell Phones

  • Domestic violence aid agencies
  • Verizon stores

Additional Donation Ideas

  • County Social Service agencies (United Way, Catholic Charities)
  • Food banks
  • Animal shelters
  • Homeless shelters
  • High school or community theater groups
  • Historical societies
  • Consignment shops
  • Yard Sales, Rummage Sale Fundraisers
  • Craigslist
  • Freecycle (must register with local group first)
  • CURBSIDE – FREE!
  • RECYCLE: Recycle Nation(1-800-recycling.com) (database of places by zip code/materials)