Donations & Collections

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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 our weekly Hotlink email list of items available for donation to the 800+ agencies in our database. Interested organizations then contact you directly to arrange pick up. Good items usually go fast! As one recent donor noted, "Your newsletter is a great resource. Over the past three 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!"

We list donations of home and office furniture, equipment, medical equipment, and much more. All items must be in good condition or better. We do not include clothing, books, televisions (except flat-screen TVs), or food. (See the bottom of this page for lists of organizations that may accept these items.)

If you would like to list items for donation, please email the following information to

  • a brief description of the item
  • the condition of the item (must be in good condition or better)
  • the city where the donation will be picked up
  • how you would like to be contacted (email and/or phone)

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 some 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, or check the IRS website at

More information about charitable donations can be found at: This document also includes information about how to calculate the value of donated goods.

Quick Guide to Organizations that Receive Donated Goods:

Books: Friends of the Library of Montgomery County has three locations where you can drop off books.  

Furniture and Household Items: These local nonprofits accept furniture and other household goods:

  • Habitat for Humanity's ReStore accepts furniture, appliances, building materials (and may be able to work with you when remodeling or demolishing a home to remove salvagable items). 
  • Jobs Unlimited, through its Upscale Resale thrift store, accepts furniture, electronics, artwork, and other household items as part of its aim to improve the lives of people living with serious mental illness. Pickup service available.
  • A Wider Circle accepts furniture and household items to help furnish the homes of neighbors in need. 

Medical Equipment: Medical Loan Closet of the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew generally accepts walkers, bedside commodes, crutches, canes, wheelchairs. motorized carts, disposable underwear, dressings, prescription formulas, knee immobilizers, enteral feeding, and stoma suppies/equipment. Contact Marilee Tollefson, 301-384-4394 or

Clothing, Toiletries, Sports Equipment, and More: The following organizations accept donations of clothing and other items (as outlined here) in good condition: 

Organization Name

Location / Phone

Types of Items Accepted

A Wider Circle 9159-C Brookville Road 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
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.

Abused Persons Program

1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville

adult and children's clothing.

Baby’s Bounty

15729 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville

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

Bethesda Cares

7728 Woodmont Avenue

food, clothing, computers.

Carroll House Men's Shelter

9625 Dewitt Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

food, toiletries, household items, linens.

Goodwill of Greater Washington

619 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

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

women's clothing only.

Dress for Success

101 Q Street NE
Washington, DC

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

Interfaith Clothing Center

751 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville
(former Broome Middle School)

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.  

Jobs Unlimited/Upscale Resale

15130 Frederick Road
Rockville, MD 20850

Clothing and household 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

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

Master Gardeners of Montgomery County Derwood 
Gardening tools and equipment in good condition (eg: rakes, shovels, hoses, planters, 5 gallon buckets, etc.)

Montgomery County Women's Shelter


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

National Center for Children & Families - Greentree Shelter 6301 Greentree Road, Bethesda
household items, clothing, computers, furniture, automobiles, toiletries, cleaning supplies, school supplies, infant supplies, books (no textbooks, encyclopedias), sports equipment, automobiles.

Rainbow Place for Women

Rockville Presbyterian Church
215 W Montgomery Avenue, Rockville

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

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

Stepping Stones Shelter Rockville


clothing, household items.

Suited for Change

1010 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005

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

cell phones and toiletries.

Wells Robertson House

One Wells Avenue, Gaithersburg

household items, comforters, business attire, linens.

Clothing/Textiles, Electronics, Appliances, and Other Items for Recycling: Have items that organizations aren't interested in as donations? The county's Shady Grove Transfer Station accepts a variety of materials for recycling, including clean, dry clothing/textiles, old appliances, and electronics. 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. 

If you have items that are too large for you to take to the transfer station, you may be eligible to request a scrap metal or bulk trash pickup. Call 311 for more information or to request a pickup.

Many donors have also had luck listing their items on Freecycle or Craigslist.