Donate your gently used items

We would love to take your donated goods under the following conditions:

Items need to be clean and in good working condition.

Please remember that our clients need basic items that will be going into small apartments. They do not need specialty items that you have rarely used. Please bring those specialty items to Savers.

Unusable Items

We cannot accept items that are broken, torn, stained, covered with pet hair, non-functioning, water-stained, smell like smoke or mold, or have missing parts. We do not accept antique furniture or holiday items.

Detailed list of items we take & do not take:

Items we will accept in good condition:

  • Mattresses – (Twin, Full & Queen) in like-new condition only. No stains or which have been slept on regularly. 8″ thick minimum. These will be carefully inspected before we accept them. No Ikea, Sleep Number, or water-bed mattresses.
  • Box-springs – Even if your mattress doesn’t meet the above standards, we will still take your box-sping if it is in good condition.
  • Metal bed frames (collapsed & has all feet/wheels. No Twin-XL or King)
  • Headboards & Footboards: Twin, Full, and Queen only – No king, antique, platform, or with built-in storage/shelves. If side rails are needed, they must be included. Please include the hardware needed to attach the metal bedframe.
  • Toddler beds (No cribs)
  • Bunk beds (Must have all hardware. Assembly instructions are helpful)
  • Dressers/bureaus
  • Nightstands
  • Upholstered or Rocking chairs
  • Desks: Small student-sized desks only (no secretary desks or roll-top)
  • Bookcases: Small bookcases (under 5 ft tall)
  • Lamps with shades (floor or table)
  • Framed artwork (Max 3′ any dimension)
  • Decorative mirrors (Small & not heavy – easy to hang)
  • Decorative pillows
  • Bound rugs – No larger than 8×11 (will be unrolled & inspected)

Our no-thank-you list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Antique Furniture
  • Oversized items (over 6.5′ tall or wide)
  • Headboards: No king, antique, or platform
  • Headboards with built-in storage/shelves
  • Mattresses with any stains or that have been regularly used. No Ikea, Sleep Number, or water-bed mattresses.
  • Box springs (foundations) with metal springs
  • Platform beds, Day beds, Trundle beds, or Futons
  • Ikea furniture that requires assembly
  • Armoires that are heavy or have been modified to hold a TV
  • Baby furniture
  • Cribs
  • Large desks or Office Furniture
  • Office desk chairs (i.e. on wheels)
  • Wall-mounted furniture, shelves or lamps
  • Posters, picture frames, or unframed art
  • Cedar/Hope chests
  • Wicker or rattan furniture

Items we will accept in good condition:

  • Couches and Loveseats (no large sectionals)
  • Small Sectional Sofas
  • Sleeper Sofas – Mattresses will be inspected. Drop-off only.
  • Upholstered Chairs
  • Recliners, Rocking chairs
  • Ottomans: Comes with a chair or that is a stand-alone piece of furniture
  • Lamps with shades – floor or table
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Tables – Small sizes only
  • Low TV Stands
  • Sofa Tables
  • Desks: Small, student-sized desks (no secretary desks or roll-top)
  • Bookcases: Small Bookcases – under 5 ft tall
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Bound Rugs (No larger than 8×11. We will unroll & inspect)
  • Framed Artwork (max 3′ any dimension)
  • Decorative Mirrors (Small & not heavy – easy to hang)

Our no-thank-you list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Antique furniture
  • Oversized items
  • Large Sectional Sofas
  • This-End-Up style of furniture
  • TV Trays & Magazine Racks
  • TVs, Stereos, Stereo Cabinets, Entertainment Centers, or CD Cabinets
  • Lift chairs or Office Chairs
  • Curio Cabinets or Glass Cabinets
  • Posters, Picture Frames, or Unframed Art
  • Wall-mounted Furniture, Shelves, or Lamps
  • Office Furniture, Credenzas, or File Cabinets
  • Outdoor, Porch, Sunroom, or Wicker Furniture
  • Curtains, Curtain Rods, or Shades/Blinds
  • Gaming or Drafting Tables

Items we will accept in good condition:

  • Kitchen Tables (Legs/base must be removable. 6ft max without leaves installed. No glass tops. Please remove table legs)
  • Kitchen chair sets (No individual chairs)
  • Kitchen Carts
  • Baker’s Rack

Our no-thank-you list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Antique furniture
  • Oversized items
  • Tables that the legs or base that can’t be removed for storage
  • Kitchen Counter Chairs/Bar Stools
  • Kitchen Hutches
  • Glass Top Tables
  • Individual Kitchen Chairs/Bar Stools
  • Folding Tables and Chairs
  • TV Trays
  • China Cabinets, Glass Top Hutches, Sideboards, or Buffets
  • Wall-mounted Furniture, Shelves, or Lamps
  • Vases

Items we will accept in good condition:

  • Dishwasher and microwave-safe dishes, glasses & flatware (sets of 4+)  
  • Kid Friendly Plastic Dishes & Cups
  • Pots & Pans
  • Oven Safe Cookware
  • Mixing Bowls, Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Muffin tins, 9×9 & 9×13 Baking Pans, Cookie Sheets
  • Cooking Utensils, Kitchen Knives, Cutting Boards
  • Colanders
  • Can Openers
  • Small Trash Cans
  • Tea Kettles – Stove Top & Electric

Our no-thank-you list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Antique items
  • China & Crystal Stemware
  • Bar Glasses, Wine Glasses, or Wine Racks
  • Canisters
  • Non-dishwasher or Non-microwave Safe Items
  • Coffee Mugs with logos, Tea Cups & Saucers, or Decorative TeaPots

Items we will accept in good condition:

  • Small Microwaves (Within 5 years old)
  • Coffee Pots (No Keurigs)
  • Crock Pots with lids
  • Toasters & Toaster Ovens
  • Blenders
  • Mixers
  • George Foreman-type grills
  • Irons & Ironing Boards
  • Vacuums
  • Fans (Only summer months – must be clean)
  • Electric heaters (Only during cold months)
  • Lamps (Floor and Table)
  • Flat screen TVs (need power cord, remote & needs to work)

Our no-thank-you list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Any other kitchen appliance not listed above
  • Built-In Appliances
  • Keurig Coffee Makers
  • Air conditioners
  • Heaters
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air Purifiers
  • Electronics (computers, stereos, clock radios, printers, etc)

*** Please place linens in bags or boxes that can close/stack. If possible, please indicate sizes for things like sheets, blankets, etc. ***

Items we will accept in good condition:

  • Sheets, Blankets, Comforters
  • New Bed Pillows
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Tablecloths
  • Shower curtains & Hooks
  • Shower curtain liners – new only
  • Bathroom Towels – including washcloths
  • Bathroom Rugs
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Oven Mitts
  • Ironing boards

Our no-thank-you list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Electric Blankets, Bed Skirts, Pillow Shams, Sleeping Bags
  • Used Bed Pillows
  • Used Mattress Pads or Used Mattress Toppers
  • Curtains, Curtain Rods, Window Treatments, or Blinds/Shades
  • Aprons
  • Hangers

Choose your donation method:

Donation Drop-Off

You can drop off items at our store on the following days. You do not need an appointment to drop off items.

Drop Off Schedule

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00 am -12:00 pm

**No furniture drop-offs**
We accept bags and boxes of kitchen items, linens, lamps, and artwork. 

Saturdays: 8:30 am – 10:30 am sharp

We accept donations of furniture and bags and boxes of kitchen items, linens, lamps, and artwork.

Drop-off Information

  • All furniture donation drop-offs will take place outdoors in our parking lot.
  • We inspect items to make sure that they meet our quality standards and are things that we take (see below).
  • Fresh Start’s volunteers will offload your vehicle.
  • Please practice social distancing.
  • Furniture drop-offs end at 10:30 sharp because we switch to loading client vehicles.

Donation Pick-Up

If you cannot drop your items off, please review our quality standards and our take/do-not-take list. You can then request a pick-up using our request form. Note that a pick-up requires a minimum of two large items, such as a sofa, table/chairs, or a dresser.

Pick Up Schedule

We are doing pick-ups on the following dates. The “Avail” column indicates if there are pick-up slots available:

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* = Parts of these towns may be outside of our pick-up radius. Use the form below to check.

If you are out of our area, or we can’t pick up within your time frame, here are some companies which may work for you:

Barry H’s Cleanup – 508-847-9689
1-800-GOT-JUNK in Hopkinton

Donation Receipt

If you need a donation receipt, click here to download a Donation Receipt.