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There are many worthy organizations that will take the “stuff” you’re ready to part with and put it to good use.  See below for some suggestions.  For more ideas, visit, a list of the DC-area charities that accept donations of various items.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, be sure to contact these organizations for updates on their hours and policies during this time.

See also:

From Senior Planet: 
Too Much Old Stuff, How to Bust the Clutter

From Washington Consumers' Checkbook:
Decluttering Strategies (be sure to check out the links under "Related Content"), including:
How to Get Rid of Stuff; Our A-to-Z Guide from Apple Cores to Zillions of Books

Organizing Tips - notes from a May 2020 Village of TP Aging Well event



What they take


Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington

clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, small appliances, kitchen/household items, toys, home décor, books, flat screens, and laptops (less than 5 years old)

Drop off hours: Mon - Thurs 9am – 2pm at 501 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring.

Questions? Call Joyce at 301-565-0190.

Goodwill of Greater Washington

clothing, furniture, small appliances, house wares, computers, electronics and toys

Visit or call (202) 636-4233 for details.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

home improvement items including appliances, furniture, antiques, doors, windows, tile and lighting fixtures.

Drop-off locations:1029 E. Gude Dr., Rockville, or 12006 Plum Orchard Dr., Silver Spring. For donation hours, visit.

Interfaith Works Clothing Center

Clothing and home goods (provided free of charge to low-income families)

751 Twinbrook Pkwy,Rockville (301-424-3796)Donation hrs: Tues-Fri.: 9am-4:30 pm; Sat.: 9am-2pm.

N Street Village

Gently used clothing and new, In-Kind Gifts, such as toiletries

Contact Adam Brunell atabrunell@nstreetvillage.orgor 202-939-2058 to schedule a drop off time or for donation assistance.

Suited for Change

Professional women’s clothing and accessories in good condition and on hangers

Visit for full details.

Value Village/Unique Thrift

gently-used clothing, furniture, household goods, books, and many other itemsfor resale; profits from resale benefit selected non-profits

Closest store is 10141 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring.

A Wider Circle

furniture, kitchenware and home goodsfor families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without basic need items

9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring; for drop-off hours or to arrange pick-up, call 301-608-3504.


Bikes for the World

bicycles, spare parts & accessories, hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, and hammers), and portable sewing machines, for lower income people and select institutions in developing countries to enhance their lives and livelihoods through better transport.

Visit for local collection scheduleor call 703-740-7856 to make arrangements.


BikeMatchDC matches no-longer-used but ride-ready bicycles with people who need them for essential work: commuting, running errands, or helping in community relief efforts.


Montgomery County Friends of the Library

books, movies, music, and magazines

Drop off donations at the Wheaton Bookstore 

Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center
11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

Visit or call 301-933-1110. SEE for updated information during the COVID-19 crisis.  Wheaton location is closed; Rockville location is open.

Friends of the Takoma Park Library

books for the library’s twice a year book sale

Storage space is limited, so before delivering books call the library at 301-891-7259.

Mary House

new and lightly used children’s books for immigrant and refugee parents and children

Call Sharon Murphy at 202-635-9025 or email to make arrangements.


Community Forklift

surplus, gently-used, and salvaged home improvement supplies

Visit for donation information



Silver Spring MD

unwanted/reusable items to share with neighbors in Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Kensington

To sign up, follow this link:


items you wish to sell or give away

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Unwanted goods

For a fee, will pickup, sort, donate as much as possible to local charities.

Takoma Yard Sale Facebook Page

items you wish to sell or give away

Disclaimer: Note that in its "Links and Resources" pages, the Village of Takoma Park seeks to share information passed along by presenters at our Aging Well events and gathered from the City and County governments, area non-profits, and friends of the Village.  Please be aware this is not an exhaustive list, nor are we endorsing particular resources.