Below is a directory of organizations that accept donations. NYC Service does not accept in kind donations.

Donate quality reuseable goods and services:

Arts Materials
Baby and Children’s Items
Bedding/Linens
Books
Building Materials Business Clothing
Cell Phones
Clothing
Electronics
Eyeglasses
Furniture and Household Equipment
Musical Instruments
School Supplies
Other Resources


Arts Materials

Art Start works to provide art education for children and teenagers living in homeless shelters allowing them a way to express themselves. For more information visit www.art-start.org or call (212) 966-7807

Materials For The Arts located in Long Island City, provides over 2,800 arts programs art materials, props, fabrics, furniture etc., to allow them to prosper and endure. To find out more, visit www.mfta.org or call (718) 729-3001.

TDF Costume Collection is a rental company serving not-for-profit theatres, opera and dance companies, universities, colleges, schools and other performing arts organizations nationwide. For further information call (212) 989-5855 or email costume@tdf.org.

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Baby and Children’s Items

Baby Buggy distributes donations of new or gently used baby clothes, gear or products to nonprofit community partners serving low-income and homeless families and distributing these goods to their babies and infants. Visit www.babybuggy.org or call (212) 736-1777.

Inwood House, a leader and innovator in teen pregnancy prevention, is dedicated to helping you people become self reliant, healthy adults. To donate baby clothing call (212) 861-4400 or visit their website at http://www.inwoodhouse.com/index.html

Ronald McDonald House of New York, Inc. provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. To donate visit http://www.rmdh.org/Page.aspx?pid=196 or call (212) 639-0100.

Room to Grow provides mothers in poverty with essential provisions for their babies—from infancy up to age three. Donated items must be in excellent condition—only what you would feel good about having for your baby. No items with stains, teething marks, a worn appearance or missing parts. Room to Grow accepts clothing, toys, books, video/music tapes, blankets and bedding, bottles, nipples, teethers, bassinets, high chairs and strollers, baby carriers, swings, baby-proofing items, exersaucers, baby monitors, diaper bags, and baby room accessories. To donate visit www.roomtogrow.org or call (212) 620-7800

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Bedding/Linens

NYC Rescue Mission is the oldest rescue mission in the nation providing spiritual hope, food, clothing, bedding, furniture and shelter to the destitute. For further information call (212) 226-6214 or visit www.nycrescue.org

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Books

Brooklyn Public Library For more info, contact your local branch at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/branches


Help USA provides shelter and support service, including job training programs and domestic violence shelters, to homeless and low-income families. They also redistribute book and school supplies to programs assisting homeless children and families. For more information call (212) 400-7000 ext. 7013 or visit www.helpusa.org

Housing Works Used Book Cafe. is an support program for homeless or people with AIDS/HIV which raises more by selling donated books. All types of books are welcome, except for text books and travel books. For further information, please call (212) 334-3324 or visit http://www.housingworks.org/usedbookcafe

New York Public Library For more info, contact your local branch www.nypl.org/branch

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Building Materials

Build it Green!NYC is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials; it is co-sponsored the Community Environmental Center (CEC). For more information, visit www.bignyc.org or call (718)777-0132.

Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates homes with the help of future homeowners through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of materials. To donate building materials and tools email mcampbell@habitatnyc.org or call (212) 991-4000 ext. 311

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Business Clothing

Bottomless Closet provides interview and work appropriate clothing and job-preparedness training to economically-disadvantaged New York City women. For more information, call (212) 563-2499 or visit www.bottomlessclosetnyc.org

Career Gear is a nonprofit organization that fills the gap between job-training programs and employment by providing men with the interview clothing, motivation and follow-up support that helps them get jobs and keep jobs. Call (212) 577-6190 or visit www.careergear.org

Dress for Success provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to more than 30,000 women. Please visit www.dressforsuccess.org or call (212) 532-1922.

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Cell Phones


Brooklyn Center for Urban Environment is now a member of the Funding Factory Cartridge Recycling Program, the largest free recycling fundraising program in the United States and Canada, offering FREE technology, sports & recreation equipment, playground systems, and even cash to schools and nonprofit organizations in exchange for empty inkjet & laser cartridges and used cell phones. Visit www.bcue.org or call Nisha Bryan at (718) 788-8500, ext. 256.

Charitable Recycling Program redistributes working phones to generate funds which are then donated to the charity of your choice, regardless of the age or condition of the phone and the phones are appropriately recycled. For more information visit www.charitablerecycling.com or call (800) 527-4700.

Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) announced a citywide wireless phone recycling drive, in partnership with Verizon Wireless to benefit victims of domestic violence and help dispose of old wireless phones in an environmentally-safe way. For store locations and additional information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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Clothing

AIDS Service Center NYC (ASCNYC) is a multiservice community-based organization that helps HIV-positive New Yorkers, and those at risk, get a second chance to reclaim their lives, their strength, and their hope through building community, connection and stability.  ASCNYC’s comprehensive programs and services help our city’s most vulnerable individuals and families survive and thrive in the face of HIV/AIDS. ASCNYC collects various types of donations including clothing (all sizes), canned food, and toiletries. To contact ASCNYC please visit www.ascnyc.org, email Randi@ascnyc.org or call (212) 645-0875 ext. 394.


Housing Works, Inc. is an advocacy program for homeless or at-risk-people with AIDS/HIV, distributing donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, art and furniture. For further information, please call (347) 473-7400 ext 1 or visit http://www.housingworks.org

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS) is committed to ending homelessness by providing men and women with housing and support that can transform their lives. NCS accepts in-kind donations of dignity items (socks, underwear, soap, toothbrushes, etc.) to distribute to homeless clients at their drop-in center. Tickets to sports, movies and cultural events, and gift certificates for local shops are also accepted. For information on how you can donate and what is accepted, call Prema Menon, Director of Volunteer Services at (212) 537-5080 or email volunteerjobs@ncsinc.org.


St. John the Divine Cathedral - Community Cares provides an array of support services to those in need. These include a Crisis Center, emergency food and a soup kitchen, a shelter for men, professional and emergency clothing, emergency pantry, advocacy, training and intervention. Donations of beds, bedding and linens, clothes, equipment, and household goods are all welcome. For further information call (212) 316-7540.

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Electronics

Computers for Youth works to improve children’s learning environment at home by enhance the education resources available in children’s homes, improving parent-child interaction around learning at home and assist teachers in connecting classroom learning with the home. To donate computers visit http://www.cfy.org/index.php or call (212) 563-7300.

National Christina Foundation recycles and/or refurbishes computers in working condition, and then places them with educational and nonprofit organizations. This organization arranges for the pick-up of donated goods by a not-for-profit organization that it partners with. For more information visit www.cristina.org or call (203) 863-9100.

Non-Profit Computing Inc. serves as a clearinghouse for computers, office furnishings and equipment by matching donors with nonprofit recipients such as educational institutions and government agencies. They accept older IBM or other compatible PCs, as well as Apples. To donate call (212) 759-2368 or email german63@hotmail.com

Per Scholas brings computers and technology to technology-deprived children and families at low costs, trains disadvantaged community residents to become computer technicians; and properly recycles old or outdated computer equipment. For more information call (718) 772-0631 or email dhoward@perscholas.org

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Eyeglasses

Lions Club International has distributed eyeglasses to millions of people living in developing nations, and has been collecting and distributing eye glasses for almost 70 years. All types of glasses are needed including prescription and non-prescription, reading glasses and sunglasses. You can drop off prescription lens glasses at collection boxes located at LensCrafters stores and with offices of the American Optometric Association. For more information visit http://lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/eyeglass-recycling/how-you-can-help.php or call (609) 882-3332

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Food

AIDS Service Center NYC (ASCNYC) is a multiservice community-based organization that helps HIV-positive New Yorkers, and those at risk, get a second chance to reclaim their lives, their strength, and their hope through building community, connection and stability.  ASCNYC’s comprehensive programs and services help our city’s most vulnerable individuals and families survive and thrive in the face of HIV/AIDS. ASCNYC collects various types of donations including clothing (all sizes), canned food, and toiletries. To contact ASCNYC please visit www.ascnyc.org, email Randi@ascnyc.org or call (212) 645-0875 ext. 394.


CityHarvest collects and distributes fresh,prepared, canned and packaged food to feed New York City’s hungry. For more information visit www.cityharvest.org or call (917) 351-8700

Food Bank for NYC was founded in 1983 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, individuals, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the city’s hungry. For further information call (212) 566-7855, ext 224 or visit www.foodbanknyc.org

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Furniture and Household Equipment

Project Hospitality seeks to realize its mission both by advocating for those in need and by establishing a comprehensive continuum of care that begins with the provision of food, clothing and shelter and extends to other services which include health care, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, HIV care, education, vocational training, legal assistance, and transitional and permanent housing. For more information call (718) 448 1544 ext. 115 or email winichols@projecthospitality.org


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Musical Instruments

Bloomingdale School of Music offers music instruction to underprivlaged children and adults and gratefully accept any musical instruments as a donation. For more information visit www.bsmny.org or call (212) 663-6021.

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School Supplies

The Pencil Box (formerly the PENCIL Resource Bank) is an easy way for you to enhance the learning environment of students in New York City public schools. Donations include books, musical instruments, computers, furniture, science equipment, and art supplies are among the resources frequently in demand. For further information visit www.pencil.org.

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Other Resources

NYC Department of Sanitation provides information on proper disposal, recycling or donation of unwanted goods. They also have a program called Lend-a-Tool, which will provide free brooms, garbage bags, and garbage pick-up for street cleaning projects. Call 311 for more information.