Philadelphia Thrift Giving Guide: Where to Drop Off Clothing, Furniture, and Pet Supplies

Finding a good home for the things you no longer use is a solid decision any time of the year, and especially during giving season.

Several Philadelphia-area organizations accept donated items, with some donating them directly to those in need and others operating thrift stores to raise money for a cause. Everyone has different preferences, including the types of items they will take and the methods they use to receive them.

See below for more details, along with a bit about each group’s mission, and some info on how to donate.

There’s also a table at the end that sums it all up, with checkboxes that make it easy to find the best new landing spot for your old stuff.

Clothing (and more) for specific needs

Cradles to Crayons

4700 Wissahickon Ave (Germantown), 215-836-0958

“A coat adapted to the season. A pair of shoes in his size. School supplies and books. These are just a few of the items a child living in poverty desperately needs.

New and like-new children’s clothing and toys can be brought to the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory or other locations around Philadelphia.

Philly House (i.e. Sunday breakfast)

302 N. 13th St. (Callowhill), 215-922-6400

“Do you want to help us meet the basic needs of hungry, homeless and suffering people in Philadelphia?”

Philly House has an Amazon Wishlist. Contact Volunteer@phillyhouse.org to inquire about item donations.

The wardrobe

413 N. 4th St. (Northern Liberties), 215-568-6693
62 W. Marshall Rd. (Lansdowne)

“The Wardrobe, formerly known as the Career Wardrobe, is a non-profit social enterprise open to everyone. Our goal is to eliminate clothing insecurity by equipping people for life or work.

Accepts adult clothing, new or slightly used, washed and always in style.

Local thrift stores

Philly AIDS Thrift Store

710 S 5th Street (Queen Village), 215-922-3186

“Our goal is to sell the beautiful, useful, interesting, fun and sometimes mysterious items that generous people donate to our thrift store, then distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”

Donations accepted from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Project HOME/HOMEspun Shop

1523 Fairmount Ave (Francisville), 215-309-5246

“HOMEspun Boutique provides people recovering from chronic homelessness with opportunities for employment and skills training.”

The shop accepts lightly used adult clothing. Project HOME also accepts in-kind donations. Find more information here or contact vcoordinator@projecthome.org.

Second Mile Thrift Store

14 S. 45th Street (Spruce Hill), 215-662-1663

“A large thrift store complex in West Philadelphia, providing employment for those rehabilitated from prison, halfway houses, and drug rehabilitation centers.”

Anyone Gospel Mission

6515 Rising Sun Avenue (Lawndale)
101 E. Chelten Ave (Germantown)

“In addition to raising much-needed funds for our ministry to homeless men, our two thrift stores also provide real-life workforce development training to the 55 homeless men enrolled in our Lifetime Rehabilitation Program. new and job readiness.”

To schedule a pickup, call 215-438-3094, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Deals center

5261 Germantown Ave (Germantown), 215-849-3225

“All donated items dropped off at our store directly benefit the Marlyn R. Fein Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center.”

Place items to be donated in the large red bin inside the front door.

Savings circle

2233 Frankford Ave (Kensington), 215-423-1222

“A Circle of Hope Church Project”

Furniture, building materials and specialty household items

Philadelphia Furniture Bank

3650 I Street (Juniata), 215-291-9830

“Because a house is more than four walls, PFB was founded to provide all the elements needed to turn a house into a home.”

Donors can also schedule a pickup.

Uhuru Furniture

832 N. Broad St. (Francisville), 215-546-9616

“A non-profit furniture store and economic development project of the African People’s Education and Advocacy Fund.”

Email ufcphilly@gmail.com to arrange free drop off or pick up

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

2318 Washington Ave (Point Breeze), 215-739-9300

“Habitat uses 100% of profits to build and repair homes in Philadelphia.”

Free pickup can be scheduled online.

resource exchange

1800 N. American Street (West Kensington), 267-997-0060

“All donations are used to further our mission of promoting creative reuse in Philadelphia.”

For one box/bin of material or less, walk-ins are acceptable at least 30 minutes before store closing. For larger donations, email info@theresourceexchange.org to schedule the deposit.

Pet supplies

Philly PAWS

2900 Grays Ferry Ave (Grays Ferry), 215-298-9680
1810 Grant Ave (Bustleton), 215-545-9600

“By providing things we use daily to care for animals, you can help us stretch our limited funds and save even more lives.”

Large organizations with locations in Philadelphia

Good will

330 W. Oregon Ave (Whitman)
5050 Parkside Ave (Parkside)
5400 Ridge Ave (Wissahickon)
7061 Lincoln Drive (Mount Airy)
9920 Bustleton Ave (Bustleton)

“[W]We are a non-profit provider of job training and career services for people with disabilities and disadvantage. Simply put, Goodwill’s mission is to help people find work.

Additional drop off locations around Philadelphia

Green Drop

163 Franklin Mills Blvd. (Millbrook)

“GreenDrop is a for-profit business and a registered professional fundraiser where applicable. We compensate our nonprofit and charitable partners for your donations, helping them fund their programs in your community. »

More drop off locations around Philadelphia. Home pickups can also be scheduled online.

Small free library

“We believe all people are empowered when the ability to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.”

Little Free Library book sharing boxes are accessible for book drop-offs (and book pick-ups) any day, anytime. Note: These are small by definition, so a huge donation may not be suitable.

Dozens of locations in and around Philadelphia. Check this card.

The Salvation Army

4555 Pechin Street (Roxborough)
6432 Rising Sun Avenue (Lawndale)
6427 Torresdale Avenue (Tacony)

“You see a pile of your lightly used clothes. We see hope for those at risk in your community.

Additional drop off locations around Philadelphia

Grid: Where to donate things you no longer need

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