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Hotlink

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 volunteer@montgomerycountymd.gov:

  • 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 volunteer@montgomerycountymd.gov, 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.

Quick Guide to Organizations that Receive Donated Goods:

  1. 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.
     
  2. Friends of the Library of Montgomery County has three locations where you can drop off books. Check their website for details, folmc.org 
     
  3. 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. 
     
  4. Clothing:
    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. 
                                              240-777-6560

The following organizations will accept clean clothes in good condition:

Organization Name

Location / Phone

Types of Items Accepted

Abused Persons Program

1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville
301-279-1640

adult and children's clothing.

Baby’s Bounty

15729 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
240-813-8190

Pack ’n’ plays, car seats (new), diaper bags, infant clothing, supplies, toys

Bethesda Cares

7728 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda
301-907-9244

food, clothing, computers.

Carroll House Men's Shelter

9625 Dewitt Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-587-7270

food, toiletries, household items, linens.

Goodwill of Greater Washington

619 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg
301-527-0970

clothing, furniture, computers, linens, cars, boats, household items, books, DVD and VCR players and disks/cassettes, sport equipment, toys, electronics.

Dorothy Day Place

251 N Stonestreet Avenue, Rockville
301-762-8314

women's clothing only.

Dress for Success

101 Q Street NE
Washington, DC
202-269-4805

(by appointment only) - dry-cleaned contemporary women's suits, gently used shoes, blouses, and accessories.

National Center for Children & Families - Greentree Shelter

6301 Greentree Road, Bethesda
301-365-4480

household items, clothing, computers, furniture, automobiles, toiletries, cleaning supplies, school supplies, infant supplies, books (no textbooks, encyclopedias), sports equipment, automobiles.

Interfaith Clothing Center

751 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville
(former Broome Middle School)
301-424-3796

clothing, shoes, small household items, toys, children's books, linens, school supplies, infant supplies, calculators, and toiletries

International Rescue Committee

8719 Colesville Road, Floor 3
Silver Spring, MD 20910

new or gently used clothing for men, women, and children, baby items, household goods, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, small furniture items.  

Leveling the Playing Field, Inc. 

9170 Brookville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

User or new sports equipment - any type. 

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

600-B East Gude Drive, Rockville
301-217-0314

New men's clothing, household items, toiletries, cleaning products.

Montgomery County Women's Shelter

Rockville
301-984-7765

new or gently used clothing for women, shoes, jewelry, accessories, computers, TVs, DVD player

Rainbow Place for Women

Rockville Presbyterian Church
215 W Montgomery Avenue, Rockville
301-762-3363

sweat suits, pajamas, winter accessories, umbrellas, flip flops, toiletries, individual packs of pain relievers, and more.

Shepherd’s Table

8210 A Colonial Lane
Silver Spring
301-585-6463

food, safety razors, gently used clothing, shoes, blankets, stamps, non-perishable food, and toiletries.

Stepping Stones Shelter Rockville

Rockville
301-251-0567

clothing, household items.

Suited for Change

1010 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005
202-293-0351

collections of nearly new women's professional attire on hangers including suits, dresses, blazers, dress pants, skirts, jewelry, shoes, scarves, purses, and brief cases.

Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program

1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville
240-777-1355

cell phones and toiletries.

Wells Robertson House

One Wells Avenue, Gaithersburg
301-258-6390

household items, comforters, business attire, linens.

A Wider Circle

9159-C Brookville Road 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
301-608-3504

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.