Charitable Donations In Western Massachusetts
As you prepare for your upcoming move, you may find you have household articles you no longer need or want to keep. Many people want to eliminate a few items before moving into their new homes. Others want to be spared the expense of moving unwanted items across the country. The community agencies listed below accept a wide variety of donation items and serve a number of different needs in your area. They would be happy to talk with you about any items in good condition you wish to donate.
Hampden County Charitable Donations
SPRINGFIELD RESCUE MISSION
19 Bliss Street, Springfield, MA
413-732-0808 | Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00-4:00
Springfield Rescue Mission website
The mission feeds, clothes, provides shelter, and offers medical attention, counseling, and advocacy to the homeless. Accepts: non-perishable food items (packaged, frozen, canned), good used clothing, bath towels, laundry detergents, eye glasses, some appliances, furniture, working tools (as needed), etc.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: RESTORE
301 East Main Street, Westfield, MA
(413) 642-8990 | Donation drop off Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world.
LORRAINES SOUP KITCHEN
170 Pendexter Avenue, Chicopee, MA
(413) 592-9528 | Donation drop off Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry, Inc. exists to be a food security resource to the greater Chicopee community by providing access with respect and dignity.
1060 Wilbraham Road in Springfield, MA (More Locations Online)
888-413-2227 (toll-free) 413-732-7111 | 24 hour Drop Off
Hartsprings Foundation was founded in 1997 with the goal of raising money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in Western and Central Massachusetts.
FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS/WORTHINGTON HOUSE
769 Worthington Street, Springfield, MA
413-732-3069 | Hours: Open 24 hours, seven days a week
The program provides 57 single room occupancies and 48 emergency over-night shelter beds, providing services to members of all surrounding area community. Accepts: some furniture, single mattresses, bedding, lamps, unopened canned foods, and towels.
Canon Circle, Springfield, MA
413-739-7233 | Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-3:00
Provides food to the homeless/low-income. Accepts: non-perishable food items only.
HAMPDEN COUNTY LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES of MASS
425 Union Street, Unit D-5, West Springfield, MA
413-787-0725 | Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00
This service assists with refugee resettlement in local communities. Accepts: furniture, mattresses, cookware, kitchen items, lamps, clothing, misc. household, etc.
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM
11 Pearl Street, Suite 210, Springfield, MA
413-732-6365 | Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
The program helps in the orderly arrival and resettlement of refugees from all countries. Accepts: furniture, pots & pans, dishes, kitchen items, lamps, beds, blankets, towels, sheets, curtains, etc.
Hampshire/Franklin County Charitable Donations
241 Greenfield Rd. South Deerfield, MA 01373-9790
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY NORTHAMPTON SURVIVAL CENTER
265 Prospect Street, Northampton, MA
413-586-6564 | Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 9:00-4:00 and Tue & Thu 4:00-7:00
The center provides urgent assistance to the homeless and low income community residents. Accepts clothing, small household items, packages and canned foods, clothing in season, etc.
THE HOSPICE SHOP
25 Market Street, Northampton, MA
413-586-0192 | Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-4:00
Proceeds from the store’s resale of items benefit hospice programs. Accepts seasonal clothing, shoes in new condition, newer and working small appliances, dishes, bedding, books, greeting cards, flatware, clocks, mirrors, pictures, jewelry, etc.
143 West Street, Northampton, MA
413-586-8212 | Hours: Mon-Sun 9:00-5:00
Provides urgent services to homeless people in the community; Accepts “basic furniture” and small household items.
STAVROS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, Inc.
691 South East Street, Amherst, MA
413-256-0473 | Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00
The center helps people with physical disabilities achieve or maintain more self-sufficient and productive lives in their communities. Also assists many individuals who are former nursing home and state facilities residents to establish independent lives. The center provides many services, including: Peer Advocate / Counseling, skills training, community outreach, housing assistance, and services for the hard-of-hearing and deaf community, support groups, etc. Accepts small household items, kitchen articles/appliances, and bedding. Also accepts office furnishings (chairs, tables, desks) and office equipment (typewriters, faxes, copiers), and computers and printers.
THE GRACE HOUSE
17 Seelye Street, Amherst, MA
413-253-5155 | Hours: Open Mon-Sun 9:00-5:00
The project is a recovery program assisting families in crisis and homeless people. Accepts baby furniture, baby clothing, beds, basic household items, cookware, kitchen items, and any usable household item. The project is a recovery program assisting families in crisis and homeless people.
The project is a recovery program assisting families in crisis and homeless people.
THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
97 N Hatfield Road, Hatfield, MA
(413) 247-9738 | Hours: Open Mon-Sun 9:00-5:00
The mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger. In Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties in Western Massachusetts, approximately one in every eight people suffers from chronic food shortages or needs emergency food assistance.
FRANKLIN AREA SURVIVAL CENTER
96 4th St, Turners Falls, MA
(413) 863-9549 | Thrift Store: Monday – Saturday 10:00 -5:00, Food Pantry: Monday – Friday 10:00-1:30
The purpose of the center is to provide free food to needy individuals and families in the Franklin County Area. There is also a thrift shop where clothing, household items, furniture and other necessities are for sale at an extremely reasonable cost.