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Places to donate gently-used goods updated April 18th, 2012:

(Click on blue text for websites)

PLEASE NOTE: There are too many thrift stores to list them all, but you can Google "Thrift shops" and the name of your area -- such as Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, etc. -- to find one near you.

 

 

 

ANYTHING

RICHMOND FREECYCLE

No store front; offer any item (as long as it's legal and ethical) for free, then choose from the responses to whom you'd like your item to go and they'll pick it up at your home, or for safety, or another place of your choosing.

 

CRAIGSLIST

Per Wikipedia, “Craigslist is a centralized network of online urban communities, featuring free classified advertisements (with employment, housing, personals, for sale/wanted, services, community, events, gigs and resumes categories) and forums sorted by various topics”. Donate or sell just about anything.

 

 

 

BOOKS

Donate to a school or church book sale, local library, or women's shelter.

 

 

 

MAGAZINES

If recent, offer to a women's shelter hospice, hospital or nursing home; library; your doctor's or dentist's office; or your hair salon. If older, donate to Goodwill or another charity.

 

 

 

CELL PHONES

911 CELL PHONE BANK

This program was created to provide emergency cell phones for law enforcement and victim services agencies. They make it easy with lots of local drop-off locations and pre-paid mailing labels you can print off their website.

 

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

This organization collects cell phones and sends them to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to U.S. troops stationed overseas. You can print out a prepaid shipping label from their website and donate your phone for free!

 

HOPELINE

Verizon Wireless sponsors this program to put used cell phones in the hands of victims of domestic violence. Print a prepaid mailing label from their website.

 

PHONES FOR BONES

Run by the Richmond Animal League (RAL), this program benefits the homeless cats and dogs that RAL works so hard to place in "forever homes". With tons of local drop-off locations, it's easy to donate!

 

 

EYEGLASSES

LIONS CLUB

Drop off eyeglasses in donation bin at any Lens Crafters store; see www.givethegiftofsight.com for details.

 

ONESIGHT

OneSight works together with trained volunteers from vision care centers around the area to collect donated eyeglasses. They coordinate Global Clinics to give free eyewear and eye exams to individuals who otherwise wouldn't have access to them. Find the nearest drop-off location here.

 

 

 

ELECTRONICS

 

FAN TASTIC THRIFT

1914 W Main St., Richmond 23220   358-7164

Clothing, furniture, household goods, and electronics.

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

Your donation of clothing, furniture, household goods, and electronics raises money for training and employment programs.

 

SALVATION ARMY

Furniture, household goods, sports equipment, electronics, and clothing; pick-up is available; see website for pickup information, collection and store locations, and item valuation guide.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION about donating (or recyling) electronics, see the following websites:

EARTH 911 or E-CYCLING CENTRAL

 

 

 

FOOD ITEMS

FREEDOM HOUSE

1201 Hull Street, Richmond 23224    (804) 233-4064

Household items for people transitioning to independence; also drop off food items for the Meals program at 302 W. Canal Street; call for details; visit www.freedomhouserichmond.org.

 

CENTRAL VIRGINIA FOOD BANK

1415 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond 23220    (804) 521-2500

Accepts food, household, and personal care products from 8:00 to 4:00 Monday thru Thursday and Friday 8:00 to 3:00; also there are lots of drop boxes around the area where you can deposit non-perishable food items at any time of day or night. Click here for locations.

 

LOCAL CHURCHES

Many local churches collect non-perishable food items and unopened personal care products for the needy - call to find out what types of items are needed and where to drop items off.

 

 

 

PERSONAL CARE  ITEMS

 

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES

This is an interfaith outreach program of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. They accept household goods, clothing, and unopened toiletries to assist refugees and immigrants in establishing a new home and adjusting to their new surroundings.

 

CENTRAL VIRGINIA FOOD BANK

1415 Rhoadmiller St., Richmond 23220    (804) 521-2500

Accepts food, household, and personal care products from 8:00 to 4:00 Monday thru Thursday and Friday 8:00 to 3:00; also there are lots of drop boxes around the area where you can deposit non-perishable food items at any time of day or night. Click here for locations.

 

LOCAL CHURCHES

Many local churches collect non-perishable food items, clothing, and unopened personal care products for the needy - call to find out what types of items are needed and where to drop items off.

 

ST. JOSEPH'S VILLA

8000 Brook Road, Richmond 23226    (804) 553-3200

Your donations benefit special needs children and their families. They need clean, usable furniture, kitchenware, linens, general household items, toiletries, school & office supplies and clothing for adults and children. Click here for a specific list of items.

 

 

 

 

CLOTHING

 

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES

This is an interfaith outreach program of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. They accept household goods, clothing, and unopened toiletries to assist refugees and immigrants in establishing a new home and adjusting to their new surroundings.

 

 

CLOTHES RACK - RICHMOND JUNIOR LEAGUE - two locations

2618 W. Cary Street, Richmond VA 23220    (804) 358-4693

6780 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond VA 23225    (804) 323-6270

Clothing and household goods. The Junior League of Richmond is an organization of women committed to the mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
 

FAN TASTIC THRIFT

1914 W Main St., Richmond 23220   358-7164

Clothing, furniture, household goods, and electronics.

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

Your donation of clothing, furniture, household goods, and electronics raises money for training and employment programs.

 

LOCAL CHURCHES

Many local churches collect non-perishable food items, clothing, and unopened personal care products for the needy - call to find out what types of items are needed and where to drop items off.

 

PURITAN CLEANERS - COATS FOR KIDS

(804) 355-5726

Take children's' coats to any area Puritan Cleaner during the month of November. Click on How You Can Help.

 

SALVATION ARMY

Furniture, household goods, sports equipment, electronics, and clothing; pick-up is available; see website for pickup information, collection and store locations, and item valuation guide.

 

 

 

HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Donate art and craft supplies that are in good condition to a school or a children's museum.

 

Return rubber bands from newspapers to your carrier for re-use.

 

Return wire hangers to your dry cleaners for re-use.

 

Donate fabrics to the RICHMOND QUILTER'S GUILD for use in making charity quilts.

 

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

8016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond VA 23228    (804) 217-8941

Household goods. Run by St. Mary's Hospital to benefit uninsured patients.

 

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES

This is an interfaith outreach program of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. They accept household goods, clothing, and unopened toiletries to assist refugees and immigrants in establishing a new home and adjusting to their new surroundings.

 

CLOTHES RACK - RICHMOND JUNIOR LEAGUE - two locations

2618 W. Cary Street, Richmond VA 23220    (804) 358-4693

6780 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond VA 23225    (804) 323-6270

Clothing and household goods. The Junior League of Richmond is an organization of women committed to the mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
 

DIVERSITY THRIFT - 1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, 23220    (804) 353-8890

Near the Richmond SPCA and the Food Bank - drop off furniture and household goods or arrange for pickup of furniture and large loads.

 

FAN TASTIC THRIFT

1914 W Main St., Richmond 23220    (804) 358-7164

Clothing, furniture, household goods, and electronics.

 

FREEDOM HOUSE

1201 Hull Street, Richmond 23224   233-4064

Accepts household items such as gently used twin & double sized sheets, blankets, bedspreads, towels for people transitioning to independence.

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

Your donation of clothing, furniture, and household goods raises money for training and employment programs.

 

LOCAL CHURCHES

Many local churches hold yard sales to raise funds. Call your church or one near you to see when they will accept donations of household goods.

 

RICHMOND ANIMAL LEAGUE

11401 International Drive, Richmond 23236    (804) 379-0046

A non-euthanizing shelter - donate towels, blankets, rugs, dog and cat food and toys, grooming supplies and equipment. Click here for their current "wish list".

 

RICHMOND SPCA

2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond 23220    (804) 643-6785

Towels, blankets, rugs, dog and cat food and toys, grooming supplies and equipment. Click here for their current "wish list".

 

ST. JOSEPH'S VILLA

8000 Brook Road, Richmond 23226    (804) 553-3200

Your donations benefit special needs children and their families. They need clean, usable furniture, kitchenware, linens, general household items, toiletries, school & office supplies and clothing for adults and children. Click here for a specific list of items.

 

SALVATION ARMY

Furniture, household goods, sports equipment, electronics, and clothing; pick-up is available; see website for pickup information, collection and store locations, and item valuation guide.

 

 

 

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