Whether you’re redecorating, just moved somewhere new, or are going through a life change, you might find yourself ready to donate furniture in Orange County. Problem is, furniture isn’t the easiest thing to move. So while you may be ready to redesign your space, you have to get rid of your current furniture. You could ask your neighbors to help you load your stuff into the trash, or wait until bulk pickup and leave it on the curb, but donating is a lot better. Giving away furniture in Orange County can help both you and someone else, which is a great way to recycle your current furniture!
There are plenty of reasons why someone will want to donate furniture. Maybe you enjoy helping those in need. Or, maybe you’re an advocate for reusing and recycling to help the environment. Or, maybe you just don’t want to lift all that heavy furniture and lug it down the steps. Whatever your reasons, a charity that will come and pick up the furniture for you makes things easy on you. Another great benefit is you can use furniture donation in Orange County as a tax write-off! You have to appraise your furniture fairly, grab a form from the charity, and file it with your taxes. Just make sure you’re charging fairly for your furniture to make it a proper write-off. This is how much a person would pay today for the item in its current condition. You can find more information on the IRS website here.
Not all charities accept furniture donations, and some accept small furniture but not large furniture. So, how do you know which charities will pick up your items and which ones will accept over-sized furniture, like entertainment centers? Our Orange County furniture donation guide will give you the top-rated charities to choose from:
Patriots and Paws – Serving Those Who Sacrificed for Us
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Patriot and Paws provides Veterans/Active Military/Reservists and their families throughout Southern California basic home furnishings for newly acquired residences. Even better, they match them up with a rescued companionship animal, if the veteren wants one. They accept working clean refrigerators, operable clean gas ranges, operable washing machines and dryers, microwave ovens, clean mattresses and box springs, and more. They do not accept baby items, outdated electronics, or anything that needs to be cleaned. To see the full list of acceptable and not-accepted items, click here. You can drop off your items at their warehouse on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. Make sure you call ahead on Saturdays as they sometimes have planned events which preclude them from accepting donations at (714) 323-7229. You can also schedule a pick-up by emailing [email protected] or filling out their online form here. Please keep in mind that they are currently scheduling pick-ups four to five weeks out.
1825 E. Via Burton Anaheim, CA 92806, (714) 323-7229 Military
The Salvation Army Anaheim – Furniture Donation Pick up for 100 Years
The Salvation Army is one of the most popular thrift stores in Orange County. They work with those who are struggling with various addictions. They use their donations to help those who are homeless, as well as to sell and make money to fund their programs, like rehab, therapy, and more. Gently used and new furniture is accepted here, so if you have an item that is old, damaged, or no longer works, this isn’t the place to take it. However, there are some furniture items they can’t accept,and you can view those here. If you have furniture, but it’s not bulky, like a couch or bed, you will have to take the donation straight to one of their drop off centers. However, if you do have bulky items, you can schedule a pick up with them. This is something you’ll want to do at least a few days in advance because they can be a bit backed up. To schedule a pick up to donate furniture to The Salvation Army in Anaheim, call (714) 238-2444.
1100 N. La Palma Pkwy, Anaheim, CA 92801, (714) 238-2444
Goodwill Store Orange County – Plenty of drop-off centers
Goodwill has been in business for decades working to help people secure jobs. They work with those who have disabilities or other barriers to employment. There are dozens of drop off locations in Orange County and you can click here to find the most convenient one for you. The donated furniture cannot be stained, ripped, or broken at all. If it is, they will not accept it. You can find a full list of what items they will and will not accept here. Currently, Goodwill Orange County is not conducting pick-ups, but they’ll resume them once the pandemic is over.
410 N Fairview St, Santa Ana, CA 92703, (714) 547-6308
Habitat for Humanity Orange County ReStore – Building Homes
Habitat for Humanity is a great charity because they work with low income individuals and build homes for those who may not have been able to afford it otherwise. Due to this, they accept much more than other donation centers. If you have bulky, like-new furniture, they’ll accept it here. On top of that, they also accept construction supplies, which is great if you’re finishing up a remodel. You can view what they do and don’t accept here. You do have to make sure that the item is in good working condition, whether it be an appliance or a couch. To donate, you can drop it off at the Anaheim Habitat OC ReStore location Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Santa Ana Habitat OC ReStore location Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also schedule a pick up if you are making several large item donations by calling (714) 434-6202 at least a week in advance.
1656 W. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802, (714) 434-6266
Beacon House Thrift Shop – Supporting Substance Abuse Recovery
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The Beacon House Thrift Shop is a social enterprise program of the Beacon House Association of San Pedro, a state-certified, residential substance abuse recovery program for men. The men of Beacon House work at the thrift shop to practice the life and job skills they need to build a successful future, while proceeds from second-hand donation sales benefit the recovery program that gives these men a second chance at life.
You can make small item donations at the thrift store located at 3220 E Anaheim St. between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm, but large items such as furniture require a pick-up appointment. You can schedule a pick-up appointment by filling out the questionnaire here. Beacon House Thrift Shop accepts many large items like sofas, bookcases, dressers, entertainment centers, and functional, up-to-date electronics. They do not accept mattresses, bed frames, or headboards. You can read the full list of acceptable and non-acceptable items here.
3220 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804, (310) 514-4940
Vietnam Veterans of America – Helping Our Veterans through Furniture Donations
Vietnam Veterans of America is a charity committed to the general welfare and hospital care of all veterans, especially homeless and disabled veterans. Your donations to them will help generate funds to take care of the soldiers and servicemen and servicewomen who sacrificed for our country. For the time being, VVA is only accepting smaller furnishings, but special accommodations can sometimes be made by contacting them at 1-800-775-8387 or [email protected]. While they do not have a drop-off location in Orange County, you can schedule a pick-up using their online form here.
The Mercy Warehouse – Providing Food for those in Need
Through the sale of donated goods, Mercy Warehouse provides food for those in need in the Orange County area. Due to Covid restrictions, they do not currently have the capacity to pick up items for donations, but can still receive them at their warehouse. They accept donations Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Mercy Warehouse can accept furniture that is in good, usable condition. They do not accept mattresses or box springs or furniture that is in broken condition. See the full list of acceptable and non-acceptable items here. For more information, you can call them at 949-910-0024 or email [email protected]
27671 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, (949)910-0024
Furniture Donation Pick Up in Orange County Map
Are you looking for an agency to do a free pick up of your donated furniture? Please reach out to one of the agencies mentioned above. PLEASE DO NOT CALL SafeWay Moving & Storage for a pickup. We charge a moving fee to pick up these donations. Thank you.
If you are also relocating and need the most trusted moving company in Orange County, do not hesitate to give us a call. All moving estimates are free.