Last Updated on: 1st July 2024, 11:26 pm

Are you downsizing ahead of a Fresno move, redecorating, or clearing out space? While you can sell furniture and other items you no longer want, donating belongings allows you to support people in need in your community. Here are organizations that accept furniture donation in Fresno plus charities that offer donation pickup in the Fresno, California area.

Tax Deduction for Charitable Fresno Furniture Donation 

You may be entitled to claim a tax deduction for charitable donations of household items, but you will need to itemize your deductions to do so. IRS Publication 526 explains how you can claim a deduction, how much you can deduct, and how to report your donations.

Before donating furniture and other household goods you plan to deduct, make sure you have an idea of the value. You can use IRS Publication 561 to help you. It’s up to you to assign a fair value to your items. The Salvation Army offers a Donation Value Guide to help you find an estimated value for commonly donated goods.

Don’t forget to get a receipt from the organization for contributions valued at $250 or more. The receipt should include a general description of the property.

Wing Advocacy Fresno – Household Goods & Furniture Donation Helps Individuals Escaping Domestic Violence

Wings Advocacy Fresno serves formerly unhoused veterans, families, individuals, women, children, and students who are escaping domestic violence in Fresno. They help clients with referrals for housing, food, shelter, counseling, recovering documentation, and transportation vouchers. Volunteers work with many agencies to help clients rebuild their lives in their new home.

Every week, Wings collections gently used home furnishing donations. Items are sorted, staged, cleaned, and delivered to recently housed clients, along with new pillows and mattresses.

You can support Wings Advocacy Fresno by donating gently used household items, hosting a pots and pans, sheet set, or pillow drive, or by offering a financial donation.

In-demand items accepted: sofas, dressers, chairs, side tables, small desks, bookshelves, kitchen tables, lamps, linens, dishwash, pots and pans, and utensils.

Items they cannot take: mattresses, beds, heavy items, clothing, toys, large televisions, mirrors, and home decor.

You can schedule free furniture donation pickup in Fresno by emailing [email protected] or calling (559) 878-2725. The organization picks up items on Saturday mornings. Items can also be dropped off at the Wings warehouse below on Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm or Monday from 8 am to 11 am.

Wings Advocacy Fresno, 4323 N Selland Ave #105, Fresno, CA 93722 (559) 878-2725

Habitat for Humanity Greater Fresno Area – Support New Affordable Homes for Low-Income Families

Habitat for Humanity builds affordable new houses for low-income families in Fresno, California, with volunteers and donated building materials. The Habitat for Humanity Restore in Clovis is a nonprofit retail and donation outlet where consumers can shop for new, used, and surplus building materials, furniture, and appliances. Proceeds are used to build new homes in the area.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations from individuals, contractors, and businesses. New and used furniture, home goods, and building materials are accepted.

Items must be in good condition with no broken or missing parts, chips, cracks, stained or torn fabric, strong odors, deep scratches, or other forms of damage that require repair. The ReStore cannot accept box springs or a mattress. These items are hard to recycle or donate; the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps Recycling Program may be able to assist with a modest pickup fee.

You can schedule a donation pickup by calling (559) 237-7867 Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm or schedule furniture donation pickup online.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations in the Fresno area:

Fresno Rescue Mission – Thrift Store Supporting Faith-Based Safe Haven Services, Training & Education

The Fresno Mission has a 75-year history of providing 24-hour service to families and individuals in need. The mission offers a safe haven with food, clothing, shelter, and protective services. They also offer vocational training, spiritual counseling, and educational programs as well as a job to those who need one.

Mission Thrift Fresno is the thrift store operated by the nonprofit to serve its charitable goals and community members in need. Customers who shop at the thrift store directly support the nonprofit’s services and programs. Acceptable donations include household goods, electronics, clothing, furniture, and more.

You can schedule donation pickup online. They ask that boxes and other items be clearly marked for Fresno Mission and be ready to go in an easily accessible location, ideally in the garage or on the driveway.

Mission Thrift, 181 E Sierra Ave, Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 440-0870

 

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Hinds Hospice – Nonprofit Hospice, Center for Grief & Healing, Pediatric Program, and Bereavement Programs

Hinds Hospice Thrift Stores support the nonprofit’s many programs for hospice patients and families:

  • Great care services for patients in-home and in residential care facilities
  • Hinds Hospice Home
  • Hinds Hospice Center for Grief & Healing
  • Hinds Kids Pediatric Program
  • Angel Babies (perinatal hospice and bereavement)
  • End-of-life care training for medical professionals
  • Multicultural outreach
  • Prison hospice
  • Veterans program

Hinds Hospice operates three thrift stores to directly fund its many programs. You can see their list of items they cannot accept which includes pianos and furniture that’s heavily worn, broken, dirty, stained, or torn.

They offer two donation pickup services:

  • Free furniture donation pickup via their donation trucks are scheduled Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Express donations are scheduled through Resupply and require a small fee

You can also drop off donations at the thrift store locations in Madera, Clovis, and Chowchilla during business hours.

Neighborhood Industries – Support Job Training & Workforce Development Services for Locals

Neighborhood Thrift was founded in 2008 to have a positive economic impact in southern Fresno and provide job training and workforce development for locals in need.

The 13,000-square-foot thrift store accepts furniture, electronics, clothing, shoes, books, toys, and household goods. Donations can be dropped off Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm at the roll-up door at the back of the building. You can also schedule pickup by calling (559) 498-0708 or filling out the online form. Allow up to 5 business days for a response and up to 10 business days to complete a scheduled pickup.

1535 E Olive Ave Ste 101, Fresno, CA 93728 (559) 499-0708

Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno – Donations Support Food, Disaster Relief & Fast Service for Vulnerable Communities

Catholic Charities was founded more than 100 years ago to serve those in need. There are now 167 local agencies across the country. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno was founded in 1968 to assist the Roman Catholic Bishop in providing Greater Fresno neighbors with clothing, food, and basic necessities, particularly in underserved areas.

Catholic Charities provides many services for families and individuals:

  • Food pantry, one of 65 Gold-Certified Food Pantries in California
  • Rural outreach program providing food to vulnerable communities
  • Clothing assistance
  • Disaster relief
  • Immigrant, migrant, and asylee services
  • Application assistance for CalFresh Food Stamps and Medi-Cal
  • Senior companionship
  • Rent and mortgage assistance
  • Diaper program
  • DMV ID vouchers
  • Thrift store

Visit the Christian Charities Thrift Store in Fresno to drop off donations or shop in support of the organization’s services. The thrift store provides a job training program and raises money to support rural outreach and other programs.

You can drop off clothing, household goods, and furniture. Christian Charities offers furniture donation pickup: call (559) 237-0851 to arrange pickup.

149 N Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93701 (559) 237-0851

Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley – Multiple Drop-Off Centers in the Fresno Area

Goodwill uses revenue from its retail stores to fund job placement and training programs for people with disabilities. Note that not all locations accept donated furniture – make sure you call in advance. Certain items can’t be accepted, including sleeper sofas, baby furniture, mattresses, box springs, recalled items, broken or soiled items, large appliances, auto parts, and batteries.

There are Goodwill locations in Clovis, Fresno, Lodi, Madera, Manteca, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Tracy, Turlock, and Visalia. There are four locations in Fresno alone: three Goodwill stores and one Goodwill Donation Express center.

Fresno locations:

Other locations:

AMVETS – Donations Support Veteran Services & the Welcome Home Program

AMVETS serves veterans in the Fresno area with services, including VA claim filing assistance, employment assistance, and the Welcome Home program, which furnishes apartments for recently unhoused veterans who have received HUD-VASH vouchers.

AMVETS operates a Fresno thrift store to raise money for its programs. You can schedule household goods and furniture donation pickup in Fresno by:

If you need a pickup within the next 72 hours, you can request priority pickup through ReSupply, a third-party service that charges a modest fee.

AMVETS, Cedar Heights Shopping Center, 4125 E Shields Ave, Fresno, CA 93726 (559) 222-2622

Salvation Army – Donations Support Second Chances For Adults in the Fresno Area

The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) helps adults obtain work and social skills to re-enter the workforce and regain stability. Three Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Fresno and Clovis support the ARC program. All three locations accept drop-off donations of furniture, clothing, household goods, appliances, and more. Store and donation hours are Monday to Saturday 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.

You can see a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Items they cannot accept include perishable items, auto parts, major appliances, building materials, air conditioners, and window coverings. Note that small furniture is accepted, but large and bulky items cannot be accepted.

Three Salvation Army Thrift Store & Donation Center locations in the Fresno area:

Map of Where to Donate Furniture in Fresno

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