Donate Items

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!

**Please note: We are not accepting soft goods like bedding and towels throughout the month of August 2021. We do not have additional room to store these items, and any donations have to be disposed of or re-donated–which costs us both money and staff time. We will update this page and our social media when we are able to accept soft item donations again. Thank you for understanding!**

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.

Read a list of items we accept

Step 2:

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.

Learn how to host a drive

Step 3: 

Deliver your donations to CARITAS so we can start putting them to good use! Drop off donations of furniture and household essentials Monday through Friday  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.

How to Drop Off Donations

Step 4:

Can’t find the time, the truck, or the energy to bring your items to us? We’ll pick it up for a small fee. Fill out our easy online form by clicking the link below and someone will return your call to schedule a pickup. Please note: we do not pick up items from attics or basements.

Schedule a Pick-Up

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

 

Cleanouts, Hauling, and Disposals

CARITAS Solutions is our service enterprise that offers a variety of professional and friendly services including cleanouts, disposals, hauling, and local moves.  Learn more here.