Donate Items

furniture piled up for donation to caritas

The Furniture Bank will be closed November 23-27 and December 26-30, 2022. 

Our Amazon Wishlists and have items delivered directly to our programs at 2220 Stockton Street, Richmond VA 23224. Shop for items for The Healing Place for Women. Shop for items for The Healing Place for Men.

The Emergency Shelter needs shelf-stable food items for our dry goods pantry. Examples include ramen, mac and cheese cups, cans of soup, canned vegetables, instant mashed potato cups, granola bars, apple sauce, chips, sunflower seeds, and beef jerky. Items may be dropped off or delivered to 2220 Stockton Street or 700 Dinwiddie Avenue any weekday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Donating to the CARITAS Furniture Bank

Each item of furniture, each appliance, each plate, and each blanket that you donate to the CARITAS Furniture Bank goes directly toward furnishing the new homes of our most vulnerable neighbors. These gently-used items allow families to eat together around a dining room table. They mean that a child no longer has to sleep on the floor. Because of you, lives are transformed and dignity is restored. Thank you!

Why Donate to CARITAS?

    • 100% of essential household items go directly into the homes of clients in need.
    • CARITAS makes it EASY. We provide a pick-up service in your home for those hard-to-handle items like mattresses, couches and dressers.
    • Your donation is tax-deductible; a receipt will be provided at time of donation.
    • We keep your contributions in the Richmond area. Your donations will help a local neighbor in need.

How Can You Donate?

Step 1:

Donations are connected directly to families in need, so please review your items to ensure they are suitable for CARITAS. Then request a pick-up from our Furniture Bank staff.

Read a list of items we accept

Step 2:

Gather the items we need the most! Get your friends, family, and coworkers in on the action! Host a furniture or household goods drive. Go big by requesting a truck to be dropped off so your neighborhood or congregation can fill it. Go small by picking one item like pillows, towels, or blankets to collect with your family or office. You can also shop off our Amazon lists: shop for The Healing Place for Men or The Healing Place for Women.

Step 3: 

Get your donations to CARITAS! You can either drop off donations or request we pick them up.  Drop off donations of furniture and household essentials Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2220 Stockton Street. Please call ahead before you drop items off to ensure they are appropriate for our program: (804) 358-0964. Disposal of items we cannot give to families costs CARITAS $11,000 a year that we would much rather use to support our neighbors in need.

How to Drop Off Donations

Can’t find the time, the truck, or the energy to bring your items to us? We make it easy to donate your large furniture items via our pick-up services! We have two furniture pick-up options.

Corporate and Institutional Bulk Donations

Have lots of stuff? Your donations are vital to our ability to serve 600-800 households a year in Richmond and surrounding areas. Call us to learn more: (804) 358-0964.

Learn about Bulk Donations