Donate Used Items – Chaos to Order

You’ve arrived at Chaos To Order’s “Donate Used Items” page.  As professional organizing experts, we know how important it is to eliminate what you are no longer using.  It’s just as important to know it’s going to someone who will make good use of it. We have created this resource so you will know who takes what and how to get your unwanted items into the hands of someone who needs it.

Phone: 708-388-7800
Accepts: Household items and clothing
Benefits: Veterans
Pickup: Suburbs: Yes   City: depends on Zip code 


Better Sister Growth Network
Phone: 773.253.2424
Accepts: Personal care items.  Check website for clothing donations.
Benefits: Women of domestic violence, homeless community, and families in need.
Pick-Up: None
Drop-Off: 10824 S. Halsted Suite 104 Chicago, IL. 60628 Tue – Fri 9a-12p


Bridge to Success
Phone: 312.733.9742
Accepts:  Men & Women’s professional/business clothing (especially plus size, tall, and men’s shoes) and contemporary/in season men & women’s casual clothing, shoes, and accessories. Clothing must be clean and in good condition
Benefits:  Low/no-income men, women, and youth job-seekers
Pick-up:  Not available at this time
Drop off: 2208 W. Chicago, Chicago 


Brown Elephant
Phone: 773-549-5943
Accepts: Furniture, clothing, housewares, artwork, electronics, and books/media.  Does NOT accept: Tube-TV’s, beds, or bed-related items.
Benefits: Howard Brown Health Center
Pickup: Yes
Drop Off: Various Locations


Cancer Federation
Phone: 888.875.4066
Accepts:  Household items, clothing, toys, books, instruments (no pianos or organs)  No computers, humidifiers, mattresses or box springs.  Check website for most up-to-date list.
Benefits: American Cancer Society
Pick-up: Suburbs: Northern Yes  City and Southern Suburbs: depends on Zip Code


Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance
Phone: 312-655-7510
Accepts: Clothing, household wares, and Hygiene Kits
Benefits: The needy
Pickup: No
Drop Off: 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL (M-F 8am – 5 pm)


Cell Phones for Soldiers
Accepts: Cell phones
Benefits: Troops stationed overseas
Drop Off: Through the mail


Chicago Abused Women Coalition
Phone: 773-489-9081
Accepts:  Call  They have an ever-changing “wish list”
Benefits: Abused women
Pickup: No
Drop Off: 1160 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL


Cradles to Crayons
Phone 312-767-1008
Accepts: Clothes, shoes, toys, books and school supplies and nursery items
Benefits: Low income & homeless children from birth to age 12
Pickup: Not available
Drop Off: Multiple locations click link


Encore and More
Phone: 847-853-8888
Accepts: Gently used Women’s clothing, footwear, accessories & jewelry. Does not accept men’s or children’s clothing, appliances or furniture.
Benefits: YMCA Northshore – domestic violence & economic development

Pickup: Call to arrange
Drop Off: 1107 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL (Tues-Sat noon-5 pm)


Epilepsy Foundation
Phone: 855-968-3662
Accepts: See online list here
Benefits: Offers counseling, advocacy, and educational services to people with epilepsy, their families, and the communities in which they live.
Pickup: Schedule online
Drop Off: Multiple Locations


Furniture Bank
Phone: 312-752-0211
Accepts: Furniture, appliances, artwork, mirrors and household items.
Does not accept large sectionals, bookshelves, amoires, outdoor furniture, electronics, linens.
Benefits: Families and individuals transitioning to government subsidised apartments.
Pickup: Schedule online


Goodwill Industries
Phone: 888-353-6400
Website: for location nearest you
Accepts: Household items, furniture, used computers, clothing, but no large appliances or mattresses
Benefits: Training programs for the disabled
Drop Off: Various Locations


Grant a Wish
Phone: 773.977.8126
Accepts: Baby equipment and clothing for children up to 5 years old. School supplies and backpacks for all grades.
Benefits: Needy, disabled and abused children.
Drop Off: Call to arrange.


Habitat for Humanity

Phone: 312-265-6625
Accepts: Building materials, furniture, and appliances
Benefits: Low-income families who partner with Habitat as new homeowners.
Drop-off:  9 locations in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will counties.


Lamb’s Farm Thrift Shop
Phone: 847-327-9053
Accepts: Household items, furniture, clothing  No appliances, mattresses, or box springs, computers or TVs
Benefits: Residents of Lambs Farm
Pickup: No
Drop Off: Hwy 176 & I94, Libertyville, IL (Daily 10 am – 3 pm)


Lions Club
Phone: 630-571-5466
Accepts: Glasses and sunglasses, hearing aids
Benefits: Individuals in need
Pickup: No
Drop Off: Rosin Eyecare / Walmart & Sam’s Club(check in store)/ mail to: Lions Club International, 300 W. 22nd Street, Oakbrook, IL  60523


Mt. Sinai Hospital Resale Shop
Phone: 773-935-1434
Accepts: Household items, clothing, small appliances, computers, cell phones and furniture  No mattresses/box springs
Benefits: Mt. Sinai Hospital
Pickup: Large donations only…Call to scheduled in advance
Drop Off: 2902 N. Clark, Chicago, IL


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Phone: 303-839-1852
Accepts: Cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, video game systems
Benefits: Victims of domestic violence
Drop Off: By mail (see website for details)


One Sight
Phone: 888-935-4589
Accepts: Prescription glasses, sunglasses, and bifocals
Benefits: People around the world who cannot afford eye care
Drop Off : Bins at local Lenscrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical stores


ORT Thrift Shop
Phone: 847-433-1697
Accepts: Household items, clothing, small appliances, books, toys   No non-digital TVs, computers, encyclopedias or furniture
Benefits: Women’s American ORT education/community services
Drop Off: 1710 First St., Highland Park, IL


Pacific Garden Mission
Phone: 312-492-9410
Accepts: Clothing for families and hygiene kits
Benefits: Homeless
Pickup: No
Drop Off: 1458 S. Canal Chicago, IL


Poised for Success
Phone: 630-691-1455
Accepts: Women’s in-season business attire
Benefits: Working women on financial assistance
Pickup: No
Drop Off: 312 S. Westmore Rd. Lombard, IL on the 2nd Saturday of the month (10 am – 1 pm)


Purple Heart Veterans
Phone: 708-396-8995
Accepts: Household items, clothing, and gently used shoes
Benefits: Veterans

Restoration Ministries
Phone: 708-876-8413
Accepts: Furniture, clothing, household items, etc…
Benefits: People in addiction recovery and after school programs for kids (see website)
Drop Off: 351 W. 162nd Street South Holland, IL 60473
Pickup: Yes


Sabra Books
Accepts: Books
Benefits: YOU! They will pay for some books and donate what they do not want to various charitable organizations.
Pickup: Yes, minimum pickup 150 books. Based in Naperville, limited coverage area, please email for details.


Salvation Army
Phone: 800-728-7825
Accepts: Used computers, all household items, furniture, clothing, mattresses, used electronics and children’s books   No medical equipment, textbooks, encyclopedias, or office furniture
Benefits: Salvation Army programs
Pickup: Yes
Drop Off: Call for location nearest you


Sarah’s Circle
Phone: 773-728-1014 ext. 314
Accepts:  Toiletries (trial size): toothbrushes/toothpaste, mouthwash, shower caps, women’s razors, shampoos, conditioner, lotions, etc… Check website for current list.  No clothing donations
Benefits: Homeless women
Pickup: No
Drop Off: 4838 N. Sheridan Road, (M – F 9:30am – 4:30 pm)


Share Our Spare
Accepts: New and gently used clothing, toys and supplies with children ages four and under
Benefits: Chicagoland children in need
Pickup: No
Drop off: 935 W. Chestnut Street, Chicago.  (Check website for drop off dates)


Sharing Connections
Phone: 630-971-0565
Accepts: household furniture, baby furniture and certain appliances in good working condition   No office or exercise equipment
Benefits: Various community agencies
Pickup:  Furniture only
Drop off:  5111 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL


Soles 4 Souls
Phone: 866-521-SHOE
Accepts: Shoes
Benefits: Low-income families around the globe
Pickup: No
Drop Off: Various Locations


The Sports Shed
Phone: 773-360-1825
Accepts:  Gently used sporting equipment
Benefits: Sports programs for under-resourced areas
Pick-up: Large donations only.  Call to arrange
Drop Off: Various Play It Again Sports Locations /  (See website)


Turning The Page
Phone: 773-362-8598
Accepts: Gently used books, DVD’s, CD’s and vinyl records.
Benefits: Family engagement and after school programs in elementary schools in North Lawndale.
Pick-up: No
Drop Off: Carpe Librum Bookstores in Block 37 108 N. State Street Chicago or Atrium at the Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph, Chicago.


Vietnam Veterans of America
Phone: 708-371-4418
Accepts: Household items, clothing, and gently used shoes
Benefits: Vietnam veterans
Pickup: Suburbs:  Yes  City: depends on zip code  Call to schedule


Women’s Club of Evanston – Dreams Delivered
Phone: 847-475-3800    Attn: Carol
Accepts:  Evening wear and accessories
Benefits: Underprivileged girls go to prom
Pickup: No.  Drop Off:  1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston ( M-F 9am – 4 pm)


Women’s Treatment Center
Phone: 312-850-0050  Attn: Candace
Accepts: Adult female and children’s infant to 5 used clothing and hygiene products.
Benefits: Women with substance abuse issues who are currently attending the program, and their children.
Pickup: No. Drop off at front desk 140 N. Ashland Avenue Chicago. M-F 8:30-5:30


World Computer Exchange

Accepts: Computers and computer hardware
Benefits: Schools and institutions in developing countries
Pickup: Yes for 8 or more computers only
Drop Off: 1975 W. Pershing, Chicago

Chaos To Order would love to help with your next organizing project. Our expert organizers will bring your chaos to order!


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