Bay Area Resources
Francisco Bay Area Internet Guide for Extreme Hoarding Behavior
by Peninsula Community Services, Inc
Listing here are of
Charity Organizations that like donations of items.
Please feel free to add your favorites to this
list for your community.
Are you considering eBay, Craig’s List or FreeCycle?
about this article.
Giving It Away May Have More Of A Return Than You Think -
"1. I want this stuff out of here as quickly as possible
2. We don't get as much money for
our things as we ever hope to.
3. Giving it away made me feel
"People are in need right now. When times are so economically tough for
Suffield Patch, July 7, 2011See link for more of this
by Jennifer Coe
when families cannot go out and purchase a new stroller
“system” for their third baby
or a new 10-speed for the 11-year-old who just outgrew her
bike in the middle of the summer,
friends and strangers who are willing to help are a
FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY RESIDENTS
Check out this site before dumping items into landfill
COMMUNITY WISH LIST OF SAN MATEO COUNTY
The idea behind the Community Wish List is simple. Instead of
asking for checks,
local nonprofit organizations list items they would like
donated in order to serve
the community better. Donors can claim a tax deduction on
their taxes for contributions.
San Mateo County Comprehensive List of Organizations accepting Donations: The
Guide at Recycle Works. Call 1-888-442-2666 or go to web site below.
It lists the organizations
needing particular items. www.recycleworks.org/pdf/reuse_guide.pdf
Organizations That Provide
St. Vincent de Paul - 650-871-6844
Salvation Army -
Ecumenical Hunger Program - 650-323-7781
Goodwill of Silicon Valley - 408-869-9198
United Cerebral Palsy - 800-423-9350
· PARCA -
St Vincent De Paul Society
650-871-6844 for large donations call : 650-343- 4405 x 03
has started a program to recycle small appliances, stereos, speakers,
printers, TVs, DVDs,
VCRs, microwaves, small kitchen appliances whether they are working
Items can be brought to stores.
Stores are located in Daly City, SSF, San Mateo, Redwood City
or call to arrange a pick-up
They will only pick up
miscellaneous furniture, clothes and
household items in good clean condition and
that can be easily sold.
For locations and
phone numbers in the greater San Francisco
St Vincent De Paul Society Thrift Stores in the greater Bay Area
Salvation Army Donation Sites
They accept clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting goods, and equipment,
books, electronics and much more.
For donation sites and locations and phone numbers in the greater San Francisco
St Vincent De Paul Society Thrift Stores
They will only pick-up
miscellaneous furniture, clothes and household items in good clean
and that can be easily sold.
Truck Pick up Services at 1-
Ecumenical Hunger Program- Mid Peninsula
EHP is happy to accept fresh food, clothing, working appliances (10 years or
household items and automobiles. These items should be all
undamaged and in good usable
condition as they are given directly to
disadvantaged families for use in their home. They
have a pick-up service available (Mid-Peninsula area) for large
donations. Please call our donations
coordinator at 650-323-7781 with any
questions or to schedule a pick-up
- United Cerebral Palsy
donation and pick up line
Clothing and accessories, shoes, bedding - no
houseware, glassware, tools, small
appliances, furniture, electrical items.
To schedule pick-up
in the Bay area call: 510-881-5812 or 800-423-9350
Bags and items can
be left at the curb with a note if called ahead.
- Serving People with Developmental
Parca welcomes most donated items in good condition.
To schedule a pick up call Toll free 877-997-2722 or
Items must be within 30 feet of where the truck can safely park.
For a list of items they do not accept go to:
Savers Stores in Redwood City and Milpitas accept drop off donations
No pick up services
San Mateo Phone: 650-525-2780; Marin Phone: 415-455-5240
Goodwill Donation Information 1-888-446-6394
For San Francisco, San Mateo and
Marin County locations
For East Bay locations
For Silicon Valley
Goodwill of Silicon
Valley is now partnering with College Hunks Hauling to offer
rates to pick up computers, furniture, clothing, and other household
and deliver them to your local Goodwill within 48 hours
at some locations
Habitat for Humanity "RESTORE"
1411 Industrial Rd. San Carlos, 94070
Drop off hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 except holidays - See web site for
Pick up available only for certain large valuable items in San Francisco, Marin
and San Mateo Counties.
Pick up criteria
Unable to accept anything that is damaged, not working, missing parts, etc.
Acceptable donations: Appliances, furniture, tools, all building materials
See donation criteria: http://www.habitatgsf.org/ReStore/donation-criteria
Community Thrift Store
Accepts a variety of donations in saleable
Will pick up large quantities
including furniture locally.
623 Valencia St.
1450 Chapin Ave, 2nd Floor
Donations accepted for:
Cleaning supplies and toiletries,
supplies (Disposable diapers are always in need)
shoes, blankets, and linens are welcome -- must be clean and in good repair
They do not pick-up.
Donations can be dropped off at any of Shelter Network's
in Daly City,
Mateo, Redwood City, and or Menlo Park. Before dropping off, please contact the
Administrative Office to make sure there will be a staff person available
there to assist you.
information on donating household goods, food, or other items, please
The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA's
Pick of the Litter- Resale
Chula Vista Ave.
Burlingame, Just off Broadway Ave.
Monday- Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 4 pm
shoes, linens, jewelry, household items, glass and dinnerware,
books, tapes, cds, luggage, working
small appliances, artwork, and frames.
not accept mattresses,
bed frames, Futons, Large Appliances, TVs, computers, typewriters, phones, office furniture, press board or
laminated furniture, skis, curling irons, hairdryers, crutches or geriatric
equipment, window treatment, barbecue
grills, sporting goods. http://www.peninsulahumanesociety.org/download/POL_NotAcceptedItemsFlyer.pdf
They do not pick up.
C.A.L.L. Primrose Center
Mon.- Fri. 9-3
139 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Donations of food accepted, See link below.
101 8th St
Donations of personal or family
sized portions of fresh fruit, vegetables, canned and dried goods can be dropped
150 Golden Gate Avenue,
Mon through F. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
deliveries of bulk food items can be brought directly to
St. Anthony Dining
Room at 45 Jones St. They do no pick-up
They also need:
Socks, Shoes, Underwear, Winter Coats, Jackets, Hats,
shopping bags - with handles,
Blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, Luggage, bags, backpacks,
Toiletries - new only, please,
Towels, washcloths, Stuffed animals - good condition
only, Children’s toys - new only, please,
Strollers - in good condition,
Office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm)
4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403
Donate food and household items see link for desired items
St Francis Center
hours Mon.–Friday 10-5 except holidays
Donations accepted of barely
used casual clothing for men women and
Maternity clothes, blankets,
bedding and towels. Office and cleaning
No shoes, belts or dress
Sacred Heart Community Service
Drop off donations Mon- Thurs. 8-5 Fri 9-4
Sat 9-12 except holidays
1381 South First
San Jose, CA
Accepts accept food donations,
clean clothes in good condition, diapers,
formula, pop-top can and
WORN AND USED CLOTHING
Clothing that is full of holes, worn out but clean, not mildewed can be
donated to Goodwill and they will use as salvage cloth.
There are many uses of this salvage.
It does not go into landfill.
Label the bags as Salvage. The Salvation Army
may have use this clothing
salvage also. Check with your local office.
Seven Donation Ideas for items in good condition:
1. Clothes: homeless shelters, domestic violence
shelters, job training programs, hospitals.
children’s hospitals, police departments, day care centers, pre-schools,
and domestic violence shelters.
3. Books and Magazines: libraries, day care centers, literacy
centers, laundromats, and hospitals.
churches, schools, and thrift stores.
5. Sports Equipment: boy/girl scout troops, disabled athletes
organizations (i.e., Special Olympics), and camps for
children who struggle with illnesses.
schools, senior citizen facilities, and Craigslist.
7. Crafting Supplies: day care centers, , homeless shelters,
and domestic violence shelters, scouting organizations.
Sell or give away items through
Penny Saver USA.COM
excellent source for want ads
Weekly home delivery
To place your Ad (866) 697-3669
See your favorite local papers advertisement sections
Planning for a garage sale.
San Mateo County
community or City Wide Garage Sales
For more info or contact info: