Spring Cleaning: Donation Tips

Have a couch, an old fan, and a bedroom door in great condition that you no longer need? No worries — there are many options for donating these items! 

Examples of items you can donate include, but are not limited to, working appliances such as microwaves and TVs, clothing, furniture such as beds, sofas, and chairs, household items such as cookware and dishware, bedding, and towels, and miscellaneous items such as sports equipment, books, roller blades, and luggage.

For in-person places to take your items, see below — some even offer pick-up options. Your donation can even be tax-deductible, so ask if you are able to get a donation receipt. 

  • Donation Centers in 95202 to 95204:

  • Donation Centers in 95205:

  • Donation Centers in 95207:

  • Donation Centers in 95210 to 95215:

Don’t live close to a physical donation center, or want to broaden your donation reach? Try listing it online!

  • Freecycle

Freecycle.org is a grassroots website where you can sign up based on where you live. To list items you want to donate and see what those in your community are giving away, sign up here.

  • Buy Nothing Project

Buy Nothing is an app that allows you to post items you’d like to give away, or even lend and share with your neighbors. The group is based on reducing consumerism and finding ways to give back to your local community. Find out more here.

  • NextDoor

NextDoor is a neighborhood app where you can sign up to keep updated on the happenings in your neighborhood and post items for neighbors and those in nearby neighborhoods. Sign up here.

  • Craigslist

Craigslist is another location-based website where you can list items based on category, such as bikes, furniture, or gardening supplies. Check it out here

With all these options available to you, you should be covered for whatever you wish to donate — and not only make someone else’s day, but give your item a second life!