Donation Guidelines

Your donations fuel our work

Your donations help us help others. Net proceeds from the sale of your donated items help support our job training and education programs, offered at no cost to people in the community.

We accept almost anything you can think of donating, from clothing and furniture to small appliances and toys. 

Items donated in good working condition will be thoroughly evaluated, and any existing data will be erased using certified technology tools. Items that can't be sold will be recycled in accordance with E-Cycle Washington's guidelines, which ensure that toxic materials stay out of our landfills.

Please be sure to check your local donation site for specific guidelines regarding the size of accepted donations at that location.

Do not donate

Household Chemical Products (and cleaners):

All aerosols, bleach and other household cleaners, flammable substances (charcoal briquettes, flares, fireworks, propane tanks, lighters, and matches), pesticides, fertilizers, rat poison, paint, and gas-powered tools such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, and blowers.

Dangerous Items:

Firearms and ammunition, swords, tasers, and other weapons.

Large Appliances:

Refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens, stoves, dishwashers, and window air conditioners.

Automotive Waste:

Oil, tires, car parts, antifreeze, coolant, fuel additives, and gasoline.

Building Materials:

Bricks, ceramic tile, lumber, wall-to-wall carpeting and padding, blinds, sinks, toilets, and showers. Click on these links to find other recyclers that may take them (Habitat for Humanity, Second Use, Re-Store).

Other Restricted Household Items:

Animals (including taxidermy), medications, fluorescent lightbulbs, sleeper sofas, and futons, mattresses and box springs, bed pillows, used furniture requiring assembly*, playground equipment, yard debris, garbage, and anything that is broken, damaged, mildewed, wet, stained, or does not meet the standard of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

* New, in-box furniture requiring assembly is ok to donate


Overweight Items

For overweight items like pool tables, pianos, organs, and arcade machines, please call ahead to make arrangements with the donation location. Click below for organizations that accept piano donations (Piano Finders / Beethoven Foundation)

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