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 extra stuff 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: 773.701.6950
Accepts: Men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, personal care items (toiletries) and household items
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 10a-1p Wed. 6:30pm-7:30pm

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: 1236 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607 


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: 800-962-3260
Accepts:  Household items, clothing, toys, books, instruments (no pianos or organs)  No computers, humidifiers, mattresses or box springs
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: Yes
Drop Off: 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL


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


Charity Pick-Up Services
Phone: 877-337-3873
Accepts: Clothing, shoes, linens, toys and other household items as well as
special pickups from garage sales, estate sales, household downsizing or pre-move clean-ups
Benefits: Vietnam Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart
Pick Up: Yes


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


Phone: 847-577-0267
Accepts: Clothing, furniture, household items  No computers, TV, curtain rods mattresses/box springs
Benefits: Children and adults with developmental disabilities
Pickup:  Furniture only Monday-Friday City and suburbs
Drop Off: 1815 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL


Computers for Schools
Phone: 800-939-6000
Accepts: Computers and cell phones
Benefits: Schools and other nonprofits, both city and suburbs
Pickup: Yes – fee for small pickups, no charge for 30 or more computers
Drop Off: 3053 N. Knox, 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: Clothing, accessories, small furniture, and appliances
Benefits: National Council for Jewish Women – Northshore Section
Pickup: Call to arrange
Drop Off: 107 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL


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


Family Rescue
Phone: 773-375-1918
Accepts: Clothing, household items, new toys, computers and office supplies    No used mattresses/box springs
Benefits: Victims of domestic violence and their children
Drop Off:  Thursday only (call  773-375-8400 to schedule)

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: 773-454-8352
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.
Pick up: Yes Call to arrange.
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:  8 locations in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will counties.


Hopline from Verizon

In Person: Drop phones at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store. To find a store visit the online store locator at:
By Mail: Print a postage-paid label at, adhere it to the box/envelope and mail. Review all shipping instructions carefully and include a return address on the label.
Benefits: Victims of domestic violence


The Inner Voice
Phone: 312-666-8110
Accepts: Clothing, cleaning supplies, office supplies and household items, mattresses and box springs   No large furniture
Benefits: Chicago’s Emergency Shelter Network
Pickup: Call to  schedule large donations
Drop Off: 1621 W. Walnut, Chicago, IL


Lamb’s Farm Thrift Shop
Phone: 847-327-9053
Accepts: Household items, furniture, clothing  No appliances, mattresses, or box springs
Benefits: Residents of Lambs Farm
Pickup: No
Drop Off: Hwy 176 & I94, Libertyville, IL


Lions Club
Phone: 630-571-5466
Accepts: Glasses and sunglasses, hearing aids
Benefits: Individuals in need
Pickup: No
Drop Off: at various locations or Walmart or mail (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: 814 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Phone: 303-839-1852
Accepts: Cell phones
Benefits: Victims of domestic violence
Drop Off: By mail


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
Pickup: Evanston area only
Drop Off: Evanston & Highland Park Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm


Pacific Garden Mission
Phone: 312-243-2480
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


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


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: 888-574-2587
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: 773-728-1991 ext. 301
Accepts:  Toiletries (trial size): toothbrushes/toothpaste, mouthwash, shower caps, women’s razors, shampoos, conditioner, lotions, etc…
Benefits: Homeless women
Pickup: No
Drop Off: 4750 N. Sheridan Road, Suite #220


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 on the first Saturday of every month from 1pm-4pm.


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…Far Northern suburbs (See website)


Tri-County Thrift
Phone: 847-526-0383
Accepts: Clothing, toys, books, household items  No large appliances, pillows, mattresses/box springs or computers
Benefits: Tri-County Pregnancy & Parenting Services
Drop Off: 457 W. Liberty, Waconda, IL


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: email to coordinate pickup. Minimum of 5 boxes (80-100 books).
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

Women’s Treatment Center
Phone: 312-633-4366  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: 9717 S. Damen Ave Chicago, IL

Zealous Good
Accepts: All items
Benefits: Hundreds of local Chicago non-profits
Pickup & Drop Off: Yes
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