“DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN, BY ALL THE MEANS YOU CAN, IN ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN, IN ALL THE PLACES YOU CAN, TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN, AS LONG AS EVER YOU CAN.”
– JOHN WESLEY
Call first to get particulars before you transport possessions. Some organizations may provide pick up service, so be sure to ask. All items should be in working order and in resalable condition.
Albany County Jail
840 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany
869-2611, Inmate Services 869-2643; www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/CountySheriff/Corrections.aspx
Needs: Appropriate reading materials; magazines, books, periodicals.
Ann Lee Home for the Aged
Arbor Hill Community Center
47 N. Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
(518) 449-5155, http://www.trinityalliancealbany.org/arbor-hill-center/
Bethany Hospitality Center
27 State St., Troy
Needs: Kitchen items, linens, towels, bedding and can openers. No clothing.
Bethany @ Unity Soup Kitchen
Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Ave., Albany
Capital City Mission
259 S. Pearl St., Albany
Needs: Men’s clothing, reading materials, personal items, canned foods.
Capital District Community Gardens
40 River Street, Troy
Needs: Gardening tools (shovels, rakes, pick axes, pruners, saws, hand tools, etc.), gas powered equipment (lawn mowers, weed wackers, rototillers, chainsaws, etc.), garden hoses, perennial plants, wheelbarrows, pole pruners.
Center for Disability Services
(518) 944-2125, www.cfdsny.org
Cinderella Project of the Capital Region
27 Birch Glen Drive, Waterford, NY 12188
383-5787 or 238-9474, www.cinderellaproject.net, firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs: We collect new and gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses, fancy shoes and jewelry, unopened hosiery and makeup and provide them free of charge to high school junior and senior girls who are experiencing financial difficulty so they can attend their school’s formal events in style. We work with students from the 40 high schools in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.
Community Maternity Services
50 Herrick St., Rensselaer
463-8571, Kathryn Patton, Program Coordinator, email@example.com
Needs: Baby and school age children’s clothing and shoes. Coats for kids, household items, food.
Consumer Reports Greener Choices
Consumer Reports Greener Choices Recycling Center
Did you know consumers, schools, and nonprofit organizations can often use computer equipment that no longer meets the original owner’s needs? Large household appliances can also be recycled.
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County
Domestic Violence Hotline: 584-8188
Rape Crisis Hotline: 587-2336
Office: (518) 583-0280, Fax: (518) 583-2215
Needs: Cell phones and chargers for 911 calls. We also accept furniture and household items, but due to limited storage space, we ask that people call us at (518) 583-0280 so that we can match items directly to clients.
ERC Community Warehouse
21428 Route 22, Hoosick Falls
Needs: Reusable office and home furniture, appliances and all reusable items. Sells reusables at bargain prices.
Eighth Council of Northeast NY
38 Fourth Ave., Albany
Needs: Baby clothing and furniture, especially beds. Call to arrange pickup.
Equinox Domestic Violence Shelter
Needs: small household furnishings, kitchen, bath and bed items.
Fellowship Baptist Church
184 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake
899-6404 or 899-5469, www.fellowshipbaptistny.com
Needs: Bookcases, storage and kitchen cabinets and copier paper.
25 Western Ave.., Albany
436-9964, ext. 28, www.girlsinccapitalregion.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs: Arts and craft supplies, scientific calculators, cameras, educational games, leaf blower, magnets, microscopes, insulated copperwire, electrical tape, magnifying glasses, bulbs, switches, small electrical motors, modeling clay, plaster of paris, various local or exotic wood for woodworking, woodworking equipment, table saw, t-squares, cases of copier paper, file folders, hanging file folders.
Habitat for Humanity
Home Furnishings Program Inc.
First United Methodist Church, 603 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 346-2444 to arrange for pick up (please provide at least one week’s notice)
The Home Furnishings Program is celebrating 40 years of serving needy families in Schenectady County. They donate furniture and household items to individuals and families “in transition”. Services are provided free of charge and donations are tax deductible. Here is what they need: Home Furnishings can use beds (mattresses, box springs and frames with no stains), kitchen tables, chairs, dressers, sofas, loveseats (no sofa beds, sectionals or built in recliners) and household items such as towels, dish sets, pots, pans, small appliances, etc. Should be in good conditions since they are not able to repair.
Homeless Action Committee
Homeless and Traveler’s Aide in Albany
(518) 463-2124 or email@example.com, 138 Central Ave., Albany www.hatas.org
Needs: office furniture (waiting room and computer chairs), cell phones for DV victims, baby items (diapers, food, wet wipes, etc.), kitchen and household items (towels, bedding, small appliances, etc, for supported housing and homeless prevention consumers), toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, lotion, etc.), household furniture on occasion, office supplies (paper, tape, scissors, filing folders, paperclips, pens, highlighters, fluorescent light bulbs, toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, hand sanitizer, etc.). Open 8:45am-5pm – Please call ahead.
Ida Yarborough Center
260 N. Pearl St., Albany
Needs: Games, clothes, books.
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
26 S. Swan St., Albany
Needs: Adult men and women’s clothing, linens, blankets, household items, reading books, games, puzzles.
Jezreel International Local Warehouse
438-4370; www.jezreelinternational.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs: Personal care items, medical supplies (ie. Vitamins, first aid supplies, cold and cough remedies), new and near-new clothing.
Joseph’s House and Shelter
74 Ferry St., Troy
Needs: Kitchen, bed and bath items, personal items for women and men. No clothing.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter
Literacy Volunteers – Mohawk/Hudson, Inc.
1510 Central Ave., Albany
Needs: 8-1/2 x 11 copy paper, manila envelopes (various sizes), laptop computer (Pentium III or greater).
Needs: cars, building materials, supplies for sets, props and costumes, food and supplies for the Backstage Coffee House
Masterson Child Development
Center 50 Philip St., Albany
Needs: Used toys and children’s books for ages 2-6.
12 St. Joseph Terrace, Albany
Needs: Women’s clothing, reading materials. Open 8:30 am – 9:00 pm – please call ahead.
Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany
301 Washington Avenue, Albany
Needs: GivACar for Sight
Our Lady of Hope Residence
1 Jeanne Jugan Ln., Latham
Needs: Small stuffed animals, children’s games and other children’s items which can be used as prizes for children’s games at annual fundraising festival.
Parson’s Child & Family Center
Project Care – The Saratoga Gift Basket Company
Needs: We provide Personal Care baskets to homeless individuals upon entering the shelter, located in Saratoga Springs. Items needed include shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, combs and brushes.
107 Fourth St., Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-8351, email@example.com
Schenectady City Mission
Schenectady Day Nursery
25 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Needs: Consumes for dress-up, new toys for toddlers, games for ages 6-12, baby blankets (new), children’s coats, mittens and boots (all in good repair), gently used children’s books for ages 1-12, arts and crafts supplies, musical instruments, new playground balls, computers in excellent working condition, tables and folding chairs (adult), office supplies (pens, folders, tape, scissors, etc.), pampers or similar brand, cotton towels (new), paper products for kitchen and bathroom. All pre-owned items should be in excellent repair and usable as-is.
Senior Service Center of Albany Loan Closet
20 Rensselaer St., Albany
465-1903, www.seniorservicesofalbany.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs: Donated assistive devices or durable medical equipment, such as bath chairs or benches, canes, walkers, wheelchairs.
Senior Services of Albany
25 Delaware Ave., Albany
(518) 463-4381, www.seniorservicesofalbany.com
Needs: Shelving units, computers at the Pentium II level or higher, clothing, toys, books, videos and music.
Shelters of Saratoga
14 Walworth St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 581-1097, www.sheltersofsaratoga.com
St. Joseph’s Housing
341 Clinton Ave., Albany
Needs: Kitchen items, linens, adult clothing, furniture, small appliances.
St. Patrick’s Thrift Shop
283 Central Ave., Albany
Needs: Shoes, sneakers and boots, clothing in children’s sizes. Tu, Th, Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Teen Stork Room
Needs: New and used items in good condition including infant and newborn clothing, crib bedding sets, infant booties and sweater sets, children’s socks (up to age 5) and mittens and hats for mothers and children.
The Next Step Inc.
276 Sherman St., Albany, NY 12206
(518) 465-5249, www.thenextstepalbany.org
Troy Area United Ministries
United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Albany Field Office
United Way of Northeastern NY
270 River Rd., Troy
Needs: A last resort for reusables. Referral service.
PO Box 219, Route 355, Wynantskill, NY 12198
(518) 283-6500, www.vanderheydenhall.org
YWCA (Tenant and shelter program)