When guests at the shelter are successfully housed we like to ease the transition with these basic items.
What donations we accept
Do you have an item you want to donate but are not sure if it is something we can take?
We are grateful for the continuous support and generosity we receive from our community, but due to our limited storage and scale of our programs and services, there are certain items that we can not regularly accept.
Please look over the list of items we cannot accept at this time. If you have one of these items you want to donate we will always try to redirect you to another organization whose services help support our shelter guests.
Items we CANNOT accept:
-Furniture (couches, sofas, chairs, tables, dressers, desks, etc.)
-Mattresses or Box Springs
-Home Appliances (washer/dryer, stove, fridge, toasters, microwaves, coffee pots, crockpots)
-Home Goods (used dishes, pots & pans, lamps, silverware, or glassware)
Items we are at capacity for storage and CANNOT currently accept:
*These items we provide to our guests and may in the future have a need for but cannot accept at this time.
-Diapers Size 1, 2, and Newborn
-Feminine Hygiene Products (pads and tampons)
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio accepts furniture, electronics, appliances, and home goods donations, and they will even pick it up for you!
118 South Yale Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222-1369
Clothing & Home Goods Donation?
The Free Store is a great resource for our shelter guests and located close to Van Buren Center. Everything in the store is free! They accept gently used clothing (infant-adult sizes) and household items (books, toys, dishes, linens, baby items, etc.).
946 Parsons Ave,
Columbus, OH 43206
How to Donate
If you have a donation to drop off that are items used in our Hygiene Kits, Welcome Home Kits, and Success Store, or is an item off our Wist List & Current Needs list these items can be dropped M-F between 8 AM- 4 PM.
Call us at 614-689-2020 to let us know you are outside.
If it is something not on one of those list or you are not sure, email us first at [email protected] to coordinate a drop-off time if it is something we can accept.