Donations & Collections
There are many ways to get your donated items into the hands of local nonprofits!
Have an item you’d like to donate to a nonprofit agency? The Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s Hotlink may be just the resource you are looking for!
We send a weekly Hotlink email to all the 900+ agencies in our database with a list of items available for donation. Interested organizations contact donors directly to arrange pick up. Good items go fast! The Hotlink includes home and office furniture, equipment, medical equipment, and much more. Items must be in good condition and we do not include clothes or books. Quote from a donor: "Your newsletter is a great resource. Over the past 3 years, we have been able to donate bedroom furniture, folding tables and chairs, a rototiller, and now the computer! All went within a day or so of the newsletter's publication!"
If you would like to list items for donation, please email the following information to email@example.com:
- a brief description of the item
- the condition of the item (only items in good or excellent condition are included)
- the city where the donation will be picked up
- how the donor would like to be contacted (phone or e mail).
Information Regarding Tax Deductions
In order for donors to deduct the value of a charitable donation from their taxes, the organization receiving the donation must be considered a qualified organization by the IRS. Organizations are required to provide the donor with a receipt acknowledging the donation. The receipt should include the name and address of the organization, along with the date and a description of the item donated. This can be in the format of a letter on their letterhead.
While the majority of organizations in our database are nonprofit or government organizations qualified to receive donations, some are not. There are for profit nursing homes registered with us, as well as some nonprofits such as sports clubs that may not be qualified to receive donations. If you have a question about the suitability of the organization, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=96136,00.html.
More information about charitable donations can be found at: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf. This document also includes information about how to calculate the value of donated goods.
- Department of Environmental Protection – Solid Waste Services “Use it Again” database - In three easy steps, search for local businesses and organizations that help you get the most out of items by either renting, repairing, donating or selling them. Go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/useitagain and search the “Use it Again” database.
- Friends of the Library of Montgomery County has three locations where you can drop off books. Check their website for details, folmc.org
- Furniture and More: Check out the websites of these great local nonprofits:
- Habitat for Humanity's ReStore accepts furniture, appliances, building materials. They may even be able to work with you when remodeling or demolishing a home to remove salvagable items.
- A Wider Circle accepts furniture and household items to help furnish the homes of neighbors in need.
Have clean, dry clothing and textiles which can’t be used by organizations or thrift shops? Bring them to the Solid Waste Transfer Station for recycling. Click here for more information.
Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Public Unloading Facility Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
16101 Frederick Road, Rockville Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The following organizations will accept clean clothes in good condition:
|Organization Name||Contact Information||Types of Items Accepted|
|Interfaith Clothing Center||
751 Twinbrook Parkway
|clothing, shoes, small household items, toys, children's books, linens, school supplies, infant supplies, calculators, and toiletries|
|Suited for Change||
1010 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 420
|collections of nearly new women's professional attire on hangers including suits, dresses, blazers, dress pants, skirts, jewelry, shoes, scarves, purses, and brief cases.|
|Dress for Success||
101 Q Street NE
|(by appointment only) - dry-cleaned contemporary women's suits, gently used shoes, blouses, and accessories.|
|A Wider Circle||
9159-C Brookville Road
|men and women's professional clothes such as suits, dresses, blazers, dress pants, skirts, furniture, linens, house hold items, infant supplies, toiletries, non-perishable food.|
8210 A Colonial Lane
|food, safety razors, gently used clothing, shoes, blankets, stamps, non-perishable food, and toiletries.|
7728 Woodmont Avenue
|food, clothing, computers.|
|Carroll House Men's Shelter||
2699 Linden Lane
|food, toiletries, household items, linens.|
|Abused Persons Program||
1301 Piccard Drive
|adult and children's clothing.|
|Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program||
1301 Piccard Drive
|cell phones and toiletries.|
|Dorothy Day Place||
251 N Stonestreet Avenue
|women's clothing only.|
6301 Greentree Road
|household items, clothing, computers, furniture, automobiles, toiletries, cleaning supplies, school supplies, infant supplies, books (no textbooks, encyclopedias), sports equipment, automobiles.|
|Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless||
600-B East Gude Drive
|New men's clothing, household items, toiletries, cleaning products.|
|Rainbow Place for Women||
Rockville Presbyterian Church
|sweat suits, pajamas, winter accessories, umbrellas, flip flops, toiletries, individual packs of pain relievers, and more.|
|Stepping Stones Shelter Rockville||
|clothing, household items.|
|Wells Robertson House||
One Wells Avenue
|household items, comforters, business attire, linens.|
|Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries||
619 South Frederick Avenue
|clothing, furniture, computers, linens, cars, boats, household items, books, DVD and VCR players and disks/cassettes, sport equipment, toys, electronics.|
|International Rescue Committee||
8719 Colesville Road, Floor 3
|new or gently used clothing for men, women, and children, baby items, household goods, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, small furniture items.|
|Montgomery County Women's Shelter||Rockville
|new or gently used clothing for women, shoes, jewelry, accessories, computers, TVs, DVD player|