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Where to donate gently used items in Pittsburgh — from trophies to potted plants

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Donations at the Free Store 15104

Donations at the Free Store 15104

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MJ Slaby

Updated, April 21

Maybe you’re moving. Or maybe you’re just really excited for spring cleaning. Or maybe this weather has you staying inside more, looking around your apartment and wondering, why do I have all this stuff?

At some point, it will be time to clean out closets and drawers, meaning you can pass along that lamp or old cell phone to someone who needs it. Pass along bulk donations to Goodwill of Southwestern Pa., Red White & Blue, Salvation Army’s Western Pa. Division and Society of St. Vincent De Paul, or use this list for more specific donations.

When it comes to donating clothes, keep quality in mind. Clothes should be clean and free of rips and stains, said Molly Patterson, who oversees the South Hills Interfaith Movement Community Closet. “If you wouldn’t wear it, don’t assume that other people would.”

When donating blankets and sheets, it’s a good idea to attach a note with their size, Patterson added.

Worth noting: It’s always a good idea to double check an organization’s hours and donation guidelines before loading up the car. In some cases, pick-up is an option, too. Notice a donation spot that’s missing? Let us know.

Clothes

Animal Advocates

Women’s clothing and jewelry
Address: 35 Wabash St. (West End)

Career and Workforce Development Center East

Business clothes for men
Address: 7135 Fleury Way (Homewood)

City Mission

Clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelry
Address: 1000 Sheffield St. (Washington, Pa.)

Dress for Success Pittsburgh

Work-appropriate women’s clothing, including scrubs and lab coats, shoes, accessories and jewelry
Address: 5001 Baum Blvd, Suite 550 (Bloomfield)

East End Community Thrift aka Thrifty

Clothes, especially winter clothes of all sizes
Address: 5123 Penn Ave. (Garfield)

East End Cooperative Ministry Shelter

Clothes
Address: 6140 Station St. (East Liberty)

Foster Love Project 

Clothes and shoes
Address: 2865 Espy Ave. (Dormont)

Free Store 15104

Clothes, shoes and accessories, especially baby clothes
Address: 420 Braddock Ave. (Braddock)

Free Store Penn Hills

Winter hats, gloves and scarfs, clothes, jewelry, purses and school uniforms
Address: 7300 Ridegeview Ave. (Penn Hills)

Free Store Wilkinsburg

In-season and in-style clothes and shoes
Address: 619 Penn Ave. (Wilkinsburg)

New Vision Community Church – Kid’s Closet

Clothes for the whole family
Address: 1620 Randolph Lane (Verona)

Opportunity Shop at Calvary United Church of Christ

Clothes and accessories
Address: 125 Shaw Ave (Turtle Creek) or donations can be dropped off at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St (Downtown) on weekdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 1

South Hills Interfaith Movement Community Closet

In-season clothes, shoes, accessories, hats, gloves scarves, winter accessories, and children’s clothes, especially boy’s clothes
Address: 5301 Park Ave. (Bethel Park)

Electronics and Appliances

Animal Advocates

Small appliances and electronics
Address: 35 Wabash St. (West End)

The Blessing Board

Air conditioners, electric heaters, fans, radios, stereos, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, sweepers, TVs, washer and dryers
Address: 140 Pennsylvania Ave. (Oakmont)

City Mission

Electronics and appliances of all sizes
Address: 1000 Sheffield St. (Washington, Pa.)

Construction Junction

Appliances
Address: 214 North Lexington St. (Point Breeze)

East End Community Thrift aka Thrifty

Complete computers (monitor, keyboard and mouse) as well as printers with manuals
Address: 5123 Penn Ave. (Garfield)

First Step Recovery Homes, Inc – Phoenix Furnishings

Appliances
Address: 820 Market St. (McKeesport)

Free Store Wilkinsburg

Small appliances
Address: 619 Penn Ave. (Wilkinsburg)

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Cell phones
Address: Mail phones to Attn: Cellphones, P.O. Box 9024, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Furniture

The Blessing Board

Furniture for all rooms of the house, including box springs and mattresses, storage cabinets and porch furniture
Address: 140 Pennsylvania Ave. (Oakmont)

City Mission

Furniture
Address: 1000 Sheffield St. (Washington, Pa.)

Construction Junction

Framed mirrors, hardware, furniture, light fixtures and office furniture
Address: 214 North Lexington St. (Point Breeze)

First Step Recovery Homes, Inc – Phoenix Furnishings

Furniture
Address: 820 Market St. (McKeesport)

Off the Floor Pittsburgh

Furniture and housewares for all rooms
Address: 901 Allegheny Ave. (Allegheny West)

Blankets and linens

Animal Advocates

Linens
Address: 35 Wabash St. (West End)

Animal Friends

Pillow cases, fleece blankets and towels
Address: 562 Camp Horne Road (Ohio Township)

Free Store Wilkinsburg

Blankets, pillows, towels and curtains
Address: 619 Penn Ave. (Wilkinsburg)

Humane Animal Rescue

Towels, blankets (not stuffed) and shower curtain liners
Addresses: 6926 Hamilton Ave. (Homewood) and 1101 Western Ave. (Chateau)

Off the Floor Pittsburgh

Sheets, blankets and towels
Address: 901 Allegheny Ave. (Allegheny West)

Opportunity Shop at Calvary United Church of Christ

Bedding and curtains
Address: 125 Shaw Ave (Turtle Creek) or donations can be dropped off at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St (Downtown) on weekdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 1

South Hills Interfaith Movement Community Closet

Linens and sheets
Address: 5301 Park Ave. (Bethel Park)

Other

Animal Advocates

Crafts, pet items, collectibles, holiday decorations, art, games and kitchenwares
Address: 35 Wabash St. (West End)

Assemble

Art and making supplies, including extension cords, tape, permanent markers and children’s toys with electronic parts
Address: 4824 Penn Ave. (Garfield)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Books for the book sale
Addresses: Any library location

City Mission

Housewares,sports equipment, tools, toys, books, records, DVDs, video games and board games
Address: 1000 Sheffield St. (Washington, Pa.)

East End Community Thrift aka Thrifty

Household goods including books, magazines and baby gear
Address: 5123 Penn Ave. (Garfield)

Dress for Success Pittsburgh

Umbrellas, office supplies and children’s toys
Address: 5001 Baum Blvd., Suite 550 (Bloomfield)

Foster Love Project 

Toys, luggage, baby gear, books and sports equipment
Address: 2865 Espy Ave. (Dormont)

Free Store 15104

Household items except for large furniture and electronics
Address: 420 Braddock Ave. (Braddock)

Free Store Penn Hills

Books, backpacks, luggage, school supplies and toys
Address: 7300 Ridgeview Ave. (Penn Hills)

Free Store Wilkinsburg

Toys, baby gates, strollers, walkers, baby carriers, cribs, backpacks, luggage, curtain rods, dishes, silverware, and pots and pans
Address: 619 Penn Ave. (Wilkinsburg)

Global Links

Medical supplies including canes, crutches, walkers, IV poles, wheelchairs, shower benches, blood pressure monitors and more.
Addresses: 700 Trumbull Drive (Green Tree), or 214 N. Lexington St. (Point Breeze)

Humane Animal Rescue

White copy paper, shredded paper (no shiny ads), and potted plants
Addresses: 6926 Hamilton Ave. (Homewood) and 1101 Western Ave. (Chateau)

Opportunity Shop at Calvary United Church of Christ

Small household items and toys
Address: 125 Shaw Ave (Turtle Creek) or donations can be dropped off at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St (Downtown) on weekdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 1

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Arts and craft supplies, housewares and a slew of other items including trophies. By far the most eccentric list for last. Check it out here.
Address: 214 North Lexington St. (Point Breeze)

Still stumped?

If you have something in good condition that you want to donate, and it’s not on this list, call 211 and a United Way of Southwestern Pa. resource navigator will help you find a local agency to accept it.

This article was updated to include Animal Advocates, City Mission, East End Community Thrift aka Thrifty, Global Links and Opportunity Shop at Calvary United Church of Christ. The Incline event in this article was updated.

A previous version incorrectly listed where Off the Floor is located.

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