Items Accepted

Please note: The Furniture Bank will be closed for drop-offs and picks ups July 4-10. Our Pick-Up + Drop-Off schedule will resume July 11. 

The CARITAS Furniture Bank serves nearly 1,000 families each year with essential household items. You may drop off items at our Furniture Bank and for large donations, we are able to pick them up for a small fee!

Learn How to Donate Items.

Schedule a pick up here.

Below is a full list of items we typically accept at CARITAS:

FURNITURE:

  • Metal bed frames –  no headboards, footboards, or wooden frames
  • Bookcases
  • Chairs: kitchen and upholstered 
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses and box springs: stain and rip free (NO Kings or Foam)
  • Sofas, loveseats, and ottomans – (NO sleeper sofas or sectionals)
  • Tables: kitchen and dining (no glass top tables)
  • Tables: night/end/coffee/T.V stand
  • Mirrors

HOUSEWARES – LINENS, KITCHEN & BATH ESSENTIALS: full sets not required

  • Bakeware
  • Bed linens/sheets: pillowcases, flat sheets and fitted sheets + mattress pads
  • Blankets/comforters/bedspreads: all sizes
  • Cookware: all sizes, pots and pans
  • Dishes: plates, bowls, cups 
  • Glassware: larger than 6 oz, NO stemware
  • Knives, cutting boards
  • Laundry baskets and bags
  • Sleeping pillows, NO throw pillows
  • Hardware: forks, spoons, knives + serving pieces  
  • Towels: kitchen and bath (wash, hand and bath)
  • Utensils (serving)

SMALL APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS:

  • Blenders/Cuisinart/food processors/mixers/electric griddles
  • Clocks
  • Coffeemakers  
  • Crockpots
  • Fans: box and floor (no ceiling fixtures)
  • Heaters: small/electric (no base-board heaters)
  • Irons and Ironing boards
  • Lamps: floor and table (no fixtures)
  • Microwaves
  • Radios (portable)
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Vacuums

ITEMS FOR OUR SHELTERS:

  • Rolling suitcases and duffel bags
  • Shower shoes in all sizes (rubber slides preferred)
  • Gas cards to help our participants get to work
  • African-American hair care products
  • OTC Medications (Mucinex, Claritin, Advil, Aleve, Pepto Bismol, Tums, Midol)

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CLOTHING

Our closets are full! We are unable to take casual or professional clothing at this time.

Items We DO NOT Accept:

  • Appliances, washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves, etc.
  • King-size mattresses, king-size beds
  • Sleeper sofas
  • Tempur-Pedic mattresses
  • Entertainment centers, wardrobes or Armoires
  • Hospital or electric beds
  • Headboards
  • Tube TVs
  • Commercial office furniture (e.g. cubicles and large desks)
  • Cribs, car seats, strollers or other baby equipment
  • Medical equipment or wheelchairs
  • Kitchen cabinets, ceiling fans, light fixtures that require installation, or any other items that attach to building structures
  • Any type of décor/knick-knacks/throw pillows
  • Art work
  • Toys
  • Computers
  • Books
  • Sewing machines
  • Electronic equipment, stereo systems and speakers
  • Children’s clothes
  • Items from the basement or attic, only 1st and 2nd floor
  • Specialty appliances: electric griddles, woks, fry pans, Panini press/grills, quesadillas makers, rice steamers, and waffle makers

QUALITY OF ITEMS ACCEPTED

  • The Virginia Department of Health states that we cannot accept upholstered items that are ripped, stained, torn, heavily soiled or that have animal hair. 
  • Quality, gently used and new items accepted.
  • All items must be clean and in good working condition.
  • All staff and volunteers have the right to refuse items that do not meet our quality standards.
  • Not sure if you should donate an item? Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving it to a friend or family member.

Where can I take the household items I want to donate but aren’t accepted by CARITAS?

If you want to donate an item but CARITAS doesn’t accept it, here are a few helpful resources:

  • Love of Jesus Thrift Store South
    5503 Midlothian Turnpike
    (804) 230-4144
  • Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
    1901 Roane Street
    (804) 232-7001
  • Redemption Thrift
    8914 Patterson Avenue
    (804) 918-1435
  • HOPE Thrift
    11260 Patterson Avenue
    (804) 422-0236

Where can I take clothing I want to donate but isn’t accepted by CARITAS?

  • Shepherd’s Way Relief Center
    (804)562-7490
  • Liberation Veteran Services
    (804) 233-4064
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
    (804) 358-8287
  • Goodwill
    (804) 745-6300
  • Dress for Success
    (804) 234-3034
  • Love of Jesus Thrift Store South
    (804) 230-4144
  • HOPE Thrift
    (804) 422-0236

Other Items?

  • F.R.E.E.
    Accepts gently-used item walkers, canes, crutches, shower chairs, wheelchairs, and more medical equipment. Learn more on the website.