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BOOKS

Boston Public Library (City Wide Friends of BPL)
Address: 700 Boylston Street, Boston MA
Phone: 617-859-2341
Website
Accepted Items: gently used books, CDs & DVDs
Please No: textbooks or out-of-date computer books

Cradles to Crayons
Address: 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton MA
Phone: 617-779-4700
Website
Loading Dock Drop-Off Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-3pm
Accepted Items: items for children ages infant-12, children’s clothing sizes 0-20, accessories, socks & underwear must be new. Sneakers, sandals & boots, books & toys. New craft & school supplies. Strollers, car seats, swings & pack ‘n plays must be less than 5 years old, in perfect working order, with instructions & manuals. New baby supplies: safety, feeding, bedding, diapering & health supplies. New hygiene: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes.
Please No: stuffed animals, videos, computer games, violent toys, big plastic toys, riding toys, playhouse kitchens, tables & chair sets, cribs

Donation Town
Website
Note: They pick up items for free and donate directly to More than Words, Vietnam Veterans of America, Life Bridge – The Salem Mission & Housing Works Thrift Shop
Accepted Items: clothing, furniture, housewares, books

Goodwill
Website
Accepted Items: antiques, collectibles, small appliances, artwork, bedspreads, blankets, curtains, tablecloths, decorative pillows, bicycles, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, clothing, accessories, pocketbooks, cookware, dishes, pots & pans, housewares & decorative items, jewelry, sporting goods

More Than Words
Address: 242 East Berkeley, 2nd Floor, Boston MA
Phone: 781-788-0035
Website
Note: Call to schedule a book pick-up
Accepted Items: all books except Encyclopedias, Periodicals or Magazines, Music Cassettes, Fiction Mass Market Books

Rosie’s Place
Address: 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118
Phone: 617-442-9322
Website
Note: Drop-off open Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:30pm in the blue donations bin, drive through back gate for entrance
Accepted Items: women’s casual clothing (ages 18+), toiletries, non-perishable food items, sheets & towels, kids books, coffee mugs, buttons, jewelry, playing cards

 

CLOTHING

Boomerangs
Address: 1407 Washington Street, Boston MA 02118
Phone: 617-456-0996
Website
Note: Free pick-up available for furniture
Accepted Items: women, men & children’s clothing & accessories, furniture (living room, bedroom & dining room only), media, housewares, electronics, kitchenware, linens

Boston Rescue Mission
Address: 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA
Phone: 617-482-8819, ext 1228
Website
Note: The Mission may be able to pick up the donation depending on the location, quantity and time of day.
Accepted Items: perishable and non-perishable food items, socks, winter hats, gloves, flip flops, new white socks, hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, skin care), commercial vacuum cleaners, cleaning supplies (Windex, Fantastic, 409, sponges etc), twin bedding, twin mattresses (state law requires that the mattresses they use be the plastic type), rubber gloves, towels, men’s underwear

Donation Town
Website
Note: They pick up items for free and donate directly to More than Words, Vietnam Veterans of America, Life Bridge – The Salem Mission & Housing Works Thrift Shop
Accepted Items: clothing, furniture, housewares, books

Dress for Success, Boston
Address: 989 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
Phone: 617-779-2177
Website
Note: You must make an appointment to drop off items
Accepted Items: women’s business clothing

Goodwill
Website
Accepted Items: antiques, collectibles, small appliances, artwork, bedspreads, blankets, curtains, tablecloths, decorative pillows, bicycles, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, clothing, accessories, pocketbooks, cookware, dishes, pots & pans, housewares & decorative items, jewelry, sporting goods

Horizons for Homeless Children
Address: 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury MA 02119
Phone: 617-553-5455
Website
Note: Drop-off by appointment only
Accepted Items: new or like-new toys, office supplies, strollers, specific clothing items, arts & crafts supplies
Upcycle Program: cell phones, computers, apple products, tablets, GPS’s, MP3 players, some business equipment

Rosie’s Place
Address: 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118
Phone: 617-442-9322
Website
Note: Drop-off open Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:30pm in the blue donations bin, drive through back gate for entrance
Accepted Items: women’s casual clothing (ages 18+), toiletries, non-perishable food items, sheets & towels, kids books, coffee mugs, buttons, jewelry, playing cards

St. Francis House
Address: 39 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116
Phone: 617-542-4211
Website
Accepted Items: women & men’s casual clothing (ages 18+), socks, shoes & boots, scarves, belts, underwear & bras, winter hats, gloves, jackets, long john’s, plastic shopping bags, backpacks & ponchos

ELECTRONICS

Best Buy
Address: 401 Park Drive, Boston MA
Phone: 617-424-7900
Website
Note: Drop off at Customer Service desk
Accepted Items: nearly everything electronic, including tube TVs and monitors up to 32″, flat-panel TVs and monitors up to 60″, peripherals, DVD players, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players, cables, electric toothbrushes, batteries, desktop or laptop computers, small electrics, fans and vacuums

Boomerangs
Address: 1407 Washington Street, Boston MA 02118
Phone: 617-456-0996
Website
Note: Free pick-up available for furniture
Accepted Items: women, men & children’s clothing & accessories, furniture (living room, bedroom & dining room only), media, housewares, electronics, kitchenware, linens

Cradles to Crayons
Address: 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton MA
Phone: 617-779-4700
Website
Loading Dock Drop-Off Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-3pm
Note: If you would like to drop-off outside of scheduled hours, you may leave your donations in the 1-800-PACKRAT unit (combination lock: 1984, press lock in order to open it)
Accepted Items: items for children ages infant-12, children’s clothing sizes 0-20, adult clothing sizes S-L that is appropriate for children, accessories, socks & underwear must be new. Sneakers, sandals & boots. Books, new art, craft & school supplies, & toys. Strollers, car seats, swings & pack n’ plays must be less than 5 years old, in perfect working order, with instructions & manuals. New baby supplies: safety, feeding, bedding, diapering & health supplies. New hygiene: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes.
Please No: stuffed animals, videos, computer games, violent toys, big plastic toys, riding toys, playhouse kitchens, tables & chair sets, cribs

Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund
Website
Note: They send you a free shipping label to make it as easy as possible, data destruction guaranteed
Accepted Items: iPhones, smart phones, iPods/mp3’s, iPads/tablets, laptops, GPS with cords, handheld game consoles (shattered screens are ok)

Goodwill
Website
Accepted Items: antiques, collectibles, small appliances, artwork, bedspreads, blankets, curtains, tablecloths, decorative pillows, bicycles, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, clothing, accessories, pocketbooks, cookware, dishes, pots & pans, housewares & decorative items, jewelry, sporting goods

Horizons for Homeless Children
Address: 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury MA 02119
Phone: 617-553-5455
Website
Note: Drop-off by appointment only
Accepted Items: new or like-new toys, office supplies, strollers, specific clothing items, arts & crafts supplies
Upcycle Program: cell phones, computers, apple products, tablets, GPS’s, MP3 players, some business equipment

MA Coalition for the Homeless
Address: 15 Bubier St, Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 781-595-7570, ext 13
Website
Note: They pick up donations free of charge, call or email donations@mahomeless.org to schedule pick-up
Accepted Items: kitchen tables & chairs, couches, love seats, sofa chairs, ottomans, hutches, cabinets, end tables, coffee tables, dressers, mirrors, rugs, bed frames, lamps, dishes, pots & pans, TV/stereos, blankets & linens, bookshelves

Replay’d
Address: 252 Brighton Avenue, Allston MA
Phone: 617-202-5817
Website
Accepted Items: new or used electronics to be sold, broken electronics to be recycled

FOOD

Boston Rescue Mission
Address: 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA
Phone: 617-482-8819, ext 1228
Website
Note: Contact Billy Oranczak at 617-338-9000 ext. 1225 or via email at billyo@brm.org with food donation questions. The Mission may be able to pick up the donation depending on the location, quantity and time of day.
Accepted Items: perishable and non-perishable food items, socks, winter hats, gloves, flip flops, new white socks, hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, skin care), commercial vacuum cleaners, cleaning supplies (Windex, Fantastic, 409, sponges etc), twin bedding, twin mattresses (State law requires that the mattresses they use be the plastic type), rubber gloves, towels, men’s underwear

The Greater Boston Food Bank
Address: 99 Atkinson Street, Boston MA
Phone: 617-427-5200
Website
Note: Contact: Cheryl Blanto or Cheryl Powers, Product Donations Manager. They will pick up your donation using one of their refrigerated trucks, or you can deliver directly to their facility, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Accepted Items: produce, perishable or frozen food

FURNITURE

Boomerangs
Address: 1407 Washington Street, Boston MA 02118
Phone: 617-456-0996
Website
Note: Free pick-up available for furniture
Accepted Items: women, men & children’s clothing & accessories, furniture (living room, bedroom & dining room only), media, housewares, electronics, kitchenware, linens

Donation Town
Website
Note: They pick up items for free and donate directly to More than Words, Vietnam Veterans of America, Life Bridge – The Salem Mission & Housing Works Thrift Shop
Accepted Items: clothing, furniture, housewares, books

MA Coalition for the Homeless
Address: 15 Bubier St, Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 781-595-7570, ext 13
Website
Note: They pick up donations free of charge, call or email donations@mahomeless.org to schedule pick-up
Accepted Items: kitchen tables & chairs, couches, love seats, sofa chairs, ottomans, hutches, cabinets, end tables, coffee tables, dressers, mirrors, rugs, bed frames, lamps, dishes, pots & pans, TV/stereos, blankets & linens, bookshelves

HOUSEWARES

Boomerangs
Address: 1407 Washington Street, Boston MA 02118
Phone: 617-456-0996
Website
Note: Free pick-up available for furniture
Accepted Items: women, men & children’s clothing & accessories, furniture (living room, bedroom & dining room only), media, housewares, electronics, kitchenware, linens

Boston Rescue Mission
Address: 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA
Phone: 617-482-8819, ext 1228
Website
Note: Contact Billy Oranczak at 617-338-9000 ext. 1225 or via email at billyo@brm.org with food donation questions. The Mission may be able to pick up the donation depending on the location, quantity and time of day.
Accepted Items: perishable and non-perishable food items, socks, winter hats, gloves, flip flops, new white socks, hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, skin care), commercial vacuum cleaners, cleaning supplies (Windex, Fantastic, 409, sponges etc), twin bedding, twin mattresses (State law requires that the mattresses they use be the plastic type), rubber gloves, towels, men’s underwear

Donation Town
Website
Note: They pick up items for free and donate directly to More than Words, Vietnam Veterans of America, Life Bridge – The Salem Mission & Housing Works Thrift Shop
Accepted Items: clothing, furniture, housewares, books

Goodwill
Website
Accepted Items: antiques, collectibles, small appliances, artwork, bedspreads, blankets, curtains, tablecloths, decorative pillows, bicycles, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, clothing, accessories, pocketbooks, cookware, dishes, pots & pans, housewares & decorative items, jewelry, sporting goods

Rosie’s Place
Address: 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118
Phone: 617-442-9322
Website
Note: Drop-off open Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:30pm in the blue donations bin, drive through back gate for entrance
Accepted Items: women’s casual clothing (ages 18+), toiletries, non-perishable food items, sheets & towels, kids books, coffee mugs, buttons, jewelry, playing cards

OFFICE & CRAFT SUPPLIES

Cradles to Crayons
Address: 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton MA
Phone: 617-779-4700
Website
Loading Dock Drop-Off Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-3pm
Note: If you would like to drop-off outside of scheduled hours, you may leave your donations in the 1-800-PACKRAT unit (combination lock: 1984, press lock in order to open it)
Accepted Items: items for children ages infant-12, children’s clothing sizes 0-20, adult clothing sizes S-L that is appropriate for children, accessories, socks & underwear must be new. Sneakers, sandals & boots. Books, new art, craft & school supplies, & toys. Strollers, car seats, swings & pack n’ plays must be less than 5 years old, in perfect working order, with instructions & manuals. New baby supplies: safety, feeding, bedding, diapering & health supplies. New hygiene: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes.
Please No: stuffed animals, videos, computer games, violent toys, big plastic toys, riding toys, playhouse kitchens, tables & chair sets, cribs

Horizons for Homeless Children
Address: 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury MA 02119
Phone: 617-553-5455
Website
Note: Drop-off by appointment only
Accepted Items: new or like-new toys, office supplies, strollers, specific clothing items, arts & crafts supplies
Upcycle Program: cell phones, computers, apple products, tablets, GPS’s, MP3 players, some business equipment

Women’s Lunch Place
Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116
Phone: 617-449-7197
Website
Note: Located at the side door of the church or at the basement level
Accepted Items: toiletries, office supplies, shopping bags & totes, new underwear & bras for females
Please No: clothing or shoes

PET SUPPLIES

Animal Rescue League of Boston
Address: 10 Chandler Street, Boston MA
Phone: 617-426-9170
Website
Accepted Items: unopened pet food & medication, towels, blankets, beds, carriers for dogs, cats, birds & rabbits

MSPCA
Address: 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston MA
Phone: (617) 522-7400
Website
Accepted Items: unopened pet food & medication, towels, blankets, linens, beds, pet carriers

SPORTING GOODS

Bikes Not Bombs
Address: 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02131
Phone: 617-522-0222
Website
Note: No pick-up service available, please call ahead
Accepted Items: all bikes (not rusted), bike tools, accessories, clothing, & parts (broken too)

Goodwill
Website
Accepted Items: antiques, collectibles, small appliances, artwork, bedspreads, blankets, curtains, tablecloths, decorative pillows, bicycles, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, clothing, accessories, pocketbooks, cookware, dishes, pots & pans, housewares & decorative items, jewelry, sporting goods

TOILETRIES

Boston Rescue Mission
Address: 39 Kingston Street, Boston MA
Phone: 617-482-8819, ext 1228
Website
Note: Contact Billy Oranczak at 617-338-9000 ext. 1225 or via email at billyo@brm.org with food donation questions. The Mission may be able to pick up the donation depending on the location, quantity and time of day.
Accepted Items: perishable and non-perishable food items, socks, winter hats, gloves, flip flops, new white socks, hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, skin care), commercial vacuum cleaners, cleaning supplies (Windex, Fantastic, 409, sponges etc), twin bedding, twin mattresses (State law requires that the mattresses they use be the plastic type), rubber gloves, towels, men’s underwear

Goodwill
Website
Accepted Items: antiques, collectibles, small appliances, artwork, bedspreads, blankets, curtains, tablecloths, decorative pillows, bicycles, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, clothing, accessories, pocketbooks, cookware, dishes, pots & pans, housewares & decorative items, jewelry, sporting goods

Women’s Lunch Place
Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116
Phone: 617-449-7197
Website
Note: Located at the side door of the church or at the basement level
Accepted Items: toiletries, office supplies, shopping bags & totes, new underwear & bras for females
Please No: clothing or shoes

 

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