Thank you so much for your offer to donate furniture. We want to make sure your donation fits our clients’ needs.  Please check our Donation Guidelines to make sure we can accept your donations.

Furniture Sharehouse is 501©(3) tax-exempt organization, and we will provide you with a Furniture Donation Form acknowledging your furniture donation for tax purposes.

How To Donate Furniture

The first step to donating furniture is to carefully review our Donation Guidelines to see if we can accept your items. In general, your items must be in good condition – our clients have been through tough times and we want to give them furniture that makes them feel good.  In addition, your items must be “apartment-sized” – our clients live in small apartments with narrow halls and stairways, so oversized and bulky furniture will not fit.

In short, we are not able to accept items that we cannot send right back out the door to our clients, so we hope you understand.

Click on the button below to review our Donation Guidelines, and if your items qualify for donation, then you can click through to review our drop-off and pick-up  options.

Donation Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you so picky about the condition of the furniture? “It’s good enough for someone who doesn’t have anything.”

Our clients have been through tough times – homelessness, domestic violence, foster care, addiction, physical and mental disabilities, persistent poverty and more.   We want to help them create a home environment that is comfortable and dignified and makes them feel proud and hopeful. Here’s a rule of thumb: If a furniture piece isn’t good enough for you to give a friend or a relative, it’s probably not good enough for our clients.

Why do you charge for pickup? Other organizations pick-up for free.

Yes, there are other organizations that pick up your furniture for free, but they are all SELLING your furniture in thrift shops at prices our clients cannot afford.  We are the ONLY organization in Westchester that gives the furniture FREE to those who need it the most.

What your pick-up fee helps us to achieve:

  • Pay a professional moving service to pick up your furniture
  • Maintain, insure and operate our truck
  • Pay rent on our warehouse facility
  • Provide free furniture to the most vulnerable members of our community
  • Sustain a charity that is only partly funded by financial donations and grants.

In short, we charge a pick-up fee to continue to provide a sustainable community service that has given over 15,000 individuals a new start in life. And you can be sure that your furniture and, if you engage our pick-up service, the service fee you pay, goes directly to helping us reach even more families in need to help them make a house a home.

Why won’t you take a my sectional sofa / sleeper sofa / entertainment armoire / china buffet / platform bed / triple dresser??

Most of our clients live in small apartments, with no elevator and narrow hallways and stairs. Have you ever tried to haul a pull-out sleeper up 5 flights of narrow stairs? It’s not pretty. Our mover, Dave, has seen it all! Check out our Tough Deliveries.

We have limited warehouse space and simply cannot afford to accept items that we know we cannot give right back out to clients.

Why do I need at least 2 “essential items” to qualify for pickup?

Our budget only allows us to make a certain number of pick-ups per week, and we have to make sure that each pick-up will yield a minimum number of the types of furniture items our clients need the most – we can’t send the truck out for just one end table or just one armchair.