Where to donate items in the South Plainfield area

Running out of storage space? This page provides information on local, regional, and national organizations that can make good use of your used (or unused) goods!

PLEASE NOTE: Charities that normally accept used goods may not be accepting them during the COVID-19 pandemic, or may have changed their procedures for donating. In some cases, these changes may not be posted on their websites. Please call or email organizations about their current policies before attempting to make a donation.

CAUTION: This list of organizations accepting donations of goods is offered as a starting point. The listing of any organization on this page is not an endorsement by the library, and we urge you to investigate any charity before making a donation. For your convenience, we have tried to provide direct links, where available, to charity reports by the Better Business Bureau (Give.org), Charity Navigator, and/or GuideStar [NOTE: Requires free registration for access]. You can also find information about charities on the American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Watch and ProPublica's Nonprofit Explorer websites. Please keep in mind that these groups use different criteria for evaluating charities, so we recommend that you check at least two or three before making a donation. Also, since new evaluation reports may have been added which did not exist when this page was created, please check the above sources for reports if we have not linked them here. Please consult our Charitable Giving Webfinder and the other Donor Resources listed below for general advice on making donations.

Donor Resources

See IRS INFORMATION on DONATED PROPERTY FOR DONORS for IRS guidelines on determining value of donated property, vehicle donations, art appraisals, and more.

General Donations


Appliances, Hardware, Building Materials


Baby Items


Bicycles


Books


Cars & Other Vehicles

IRS DONOR'S GUIDE TO VEHICLE DONATION [Link opens a PDF]

CHARITY NAVIGATOR'S GUIDE TO DONATING YOUR CAR

GIVE.ORG'S CAR DONATIONS TIPS NEW!


Clothing, Furniture & Household Goods

GIVE.ORG'S WISE GIVING GUIDE: THE CLOTHES OFF YOUR BACK (2016) UPDATED LINK! [Link opens a PDF]


Electronics

Electronics - General

See also: Cell Phones & Phone Cards, Computer Equipment

CONSUMER REPORTS: HOW TO RECYCLE OR DONATE YOUR OLD ELECTRONICS

More ELECTRONICS RECYCLING LINKS

Cell Phones & Phone Cards

Computer Equipment & Accessories

TEN TIPS FOR DONATING A COMPUTER (2016)

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING LINKS


Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids


Food & Personal Care Products


Travel: Frequent Flyer Miles, Foreign Currency, Hotel & Credit Card Reward Points

How to donate unused rewards miles and points UPDATED LINK! (2020, CreditCards.com)

How to Donate Frequent-Flyer Miles to Charity (2019, TripSavvy.com)


Hair


Pet supplies


Toys


Originally adapted in 2012 with permission from Where to donate? Morris County, NJ, Morris County Library.