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Give Items/Our Wish List

Little things mean a lot to those in need.  Please consider donating one or more of the following items to The Salvation Army Center nearest you.

Foods:  peanut butter, canned meats, and canned fruits

Personal Care Items: soap, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant

Youth Program Supplies: pencils, crayons, colored pencils, glue, scissors, construction paper, and notebooks

Donate Goods/Shop Our Stores

This past year, more than 10 million caring citizens donated gently used items such to The Salvation Army. Their tax-deductible contributions are then sold through our popular listing of stores conveniently located near you. You can drop off items at Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores up until an hour before close of business each day. Hours are listed below the store locations. See our list of items below to verify that we can accept your donations.

Call for a pickup

Schedule a pickup by calling 1.800.SA.TRUCK

What happens to items I donate?

When we sell affordable donated items to people in the community this reduces waste. Most items not suitable for sale in the store are recycled or sold to those who deal in wholesale items, such as rag dealers, leather dealers and electronics scrap recovery businesses.Those in dire need in Columbus are sent to the thrift store with vouchers for free merchandise.

You may receive a receipt for your donation, but you must determine the value of the items yourself. Click here for a Valuation Guide for your donation.

We Need:

  • Clothing of all types (women, children, and men)
  • Furniture in good repair
  • Household items
  • Shoes
  • Bric-A-Brac (odds and ends, knickknacks, decor)
  • Stereos
  • Computers (Must be 5 years old or newer, including monitor, keyboard, mouse, Printer, and CPU (the computer part). If our computer does not meet these requirments, consider donating whole computers or components to Community Computer Alliance. They will wipe personal data according to DOD standards for free. They will recycle or resell your computer, and many of their recycled computers go to people in need. Click through to Community Computer Alliance or call 614.223.1530.)
  • Books (no inappropriate adult books)
  • Jewelry and Accessories
  • Toys and Games
  • Sporting Goods
  • Matresses and box springs
  • Linens/Area rugs
  • Framed Art
  • Motorized items must work, and must be able to be tested. (i.e. must contain batteries if necessary for operation)
  • Working window air conditioners
  • TVs

We Cannot Accept: (due to many reasons, including being able to lift items, test items, sell items and comply with safety restrictions)

  • Appliances
  • Water beds
  • Furniture in bad repair
  • Magazines/Encyclopedias
  • Hard-wired fixtures/bathroom fixtures/kitchen fixtures/cabinetry
  • Tires and auto parts
  • Paint
  • Swing sets
  • Water heaters
  • Windows/Doors
  • Exercise equipment
  • Large desks
  • Oxygen, propane or helium tanks
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Organs or pianos
  • BBQ Grills
  • Metal Filing Cabinets
  • Car seats for children and babies
  • Items that are dirty or rusty

Clothing, Toys & Furniture Donations Dos and Don'ts

  • Do test all electrical and battery-operated equipment to make sure it is still working prior to donation
  • Do include all manuals, if available
  • Do include all pieces and/or parts
  • Do donate items in clean, non-soiled condition
  • Do call ahead of time if dropping items off at a center or store
  • Do bring an itemized list of your donation and ask for a receipt
  • Do NOT donate broken or soiled items
  • Do NOT leave items outside a collection box or center
  • Do NOT donate items that have been recalled or banned or which otherwise
  • Do NOT donate items that do not meet current safety standards
  • Do NOT donate items that have scratches, rips and/or tears