In the United States, organizations accepting furniture donations include the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Vietnam Vets of America, Freecycle and FreeShare, along with local organizations such as battered women's shelters and shelters for the homeless. For donating materials, people generally contact the accepting organization beforehand; with large loads, many charities offer a pickup service and can help people identify acceptable items. These organizations generally accept common household furniture, such as tables, chairs, desks and small appliances; upon receipt, they distribute items to people and families in need.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, a national organization, ranks among the most popular organizations for furniture donations. This organization, like many, offers pickup services, making furniture donations convenient. The Salvation Army provides potential donors with a list of items it accepts for donation; the list includes item type and condition. Donors may browse the list of items available on the organization's website to find specific items and a corresponding pricing guide. In addition to receiving payment for used furniture, donors write off deductions on their tax forms.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity, another large organization, operates as a foundation building shelters for needy people and families. It also accepts furniture donations, but suggests donors contact their nearest stores to identify which items the organization might accept. As with other entities, donations to Habitat for Humanity classify as tax-deductible.