Here’s Where to Donate Your Used Items in Houston

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It’s a new year. If you are anything like me, you are desperate to forget about and clean up the wreckage of 2020. As you organize and clean, the “to donate” pile grows. If you want to make sure those goods don’t end up in a landfill, you’ll want to choose a local charity directly supporting residents of our great city. We’ve done the legwork for you- we’ll let you know where to go, how they help, and what you can donate used items in Houston. Because of COVID protocols, things change rapidly, but here is our latest and greatest ideas for great local charities and thrift stores. 

We try to bring you the most up to date information possible but always check the donation requirements before you go and only donate items which are in good or like- new condition.

Here’s our Big List of Where to Donate Used Items in Houston ::

Houston

Magnificat Houses

This 501 (c)3 operates multiple residential homes, a soup kitchen, an emergency hostel, a rehabilitation farm, and much more. Proceeds from their thrift shops help fund their programs and services. The Mustard Seed is located in Midtown off of Elgin and accepts donations and shoppers Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. The Anawim Thrift Store is located off of Common Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Memorial Assistance Ministries

Proceeds from the MAM Resale Store go to support their multiple community outreach programs like citizenship classes, disaster relief, GED courses, rental and utility assistance, vision services, counseling, and basic needs. Their resale store accepts donations for new and gently worn clothing, furniture, electronics, toys, books, jewelry, toys, and more. Donations can be dropped off Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

Profits from this church- run resale shop go to support the community through their partnership with other local charities. The shop accepts like- new donations of clothing, household items, books, toys, clothing, and most other items. Currently all donations require an appointment (713.467.7743). They’re located in the Spring Branch area. 

Charity Guild of Catholic Women

This Montrose- area consignment shop helps support all of the organization’s many programs and grants. Their consignment requirements are stringent but you’ll rest easy knowing the proceeds are helping our community. They accept donations at the Customer Service desk during any business hours. 

The Guild Shop

Serving the elderly in need, this resale shop near Montrose is run by St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. They accept both donations and consignment. Donations are accepted during regular business hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To arrange a pick up at your house, email [email protected] or call 713-528-5095. All proceeds go to support local charities such as St. James House, Interfaith Ministry, Weekly YMCA, and more. 

Blue Bird Circle

Benefiting their namesake pediatric neurology center, this resale shop gives you the warm and fuzzies. Located near Midtown, the shop accepts both donations and consignment. All proceeds go to support the organization and the neurology center. Temporary shop hours are Tuesday & Thursday, 10am-2pm.  

Amazing Grace Charities

Near Bellaire, this charity is committed to transparency and serving the public directly. They specialize in making sure donations get to charities which can actually use them. They do not have donation hours, instead they ask that you photograph the items you want to donate before you bag or box them up, and give the organization a call or email to arrange the drop off. 

Houston Junior Forum

Located in Greater Heights, this non- profit women’s organization is dedicated to helping children, youth, women, and seniors in the Greater Houston Area. The shop accepts donations and consignment Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm. They can also arrange a pick up so that you don’t have to drive to the shop to donate!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

This church-run resale shop  offers vintage clothing, antiques, furniture, housewares and much more. 90 cents out of every dollar they make goes directly supporting the community with basic needs, emergencies, homelessness, and programs to help build self- sufficiency. They have locations on the Gulf Freeway, in Bellaire, and donation boxes around town. 

North Houston

Junior League of The Woodlands

From now until March 15th, the Junior League of The Woodlands is collecting formal dresses, shoes, accessories, and toiletries for Giving Gown Foundation. Giving Gown helps high school girls attend their proms when most would not otherwise afford to go. Donation drop boxes are set up throughout the Greater Houston area. For a list of locations, visit their website here

Northwest Assistance Ministries

This organization has numerous programs for the community- emergency assistance, elderly services, family violence treatment, homelessness projects, and much more. Their resale shop, Treasures of the Heart, accepts gently used clothing, housewares, and furniture. Donation Center Hours Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. They’re located off of Kuykendahl.  

Santa Maria Hostel

Santa Maria is the largest treatment center in Texas for addiction, recovery, housing, prevention, and intervention programs for women and their children. They accept new and gently used donations of school supplies, clothing, toiletries, and more. Check out their wishlist for information on what and where to donate. At this time, donations should be delivered by appointment only. 

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries

Serving low income people and families in Tomball, this ministry also runs a thrift store. Proceeds from the store support their counseling programs, the food pantry, rent and utility assistance, healthcare, and more. The ability to accept donations will be posted daily on their website. 

Resale with a Purpose

Profits here are given directly to the community. They have accept donations of clothing, tools, household goods, jewelry, sports equipment, toys, books, and more. Contact them for donation hours. 

Reimagine Resale

Proceeds from this resale store go to help children rebuild their lives after exploitation. It’s possibly one of the best charities on the list! Donations are accepted every day except Monday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Cypress Assistance Ministries

CAM is a faith- based not-for-profit which provides crisis and support services as well as a food pantry. Angel’s Attic is their resale shop which helps support their programs. They accept a range of gently used donations in working condition including clothing, household goods, toys, kitchen appliances, furniture, and books. They also recycle cell phones! They are currently accepting donations 10-3 Monday- Saturday. 

Cy-Hope

Committed to bettering lives for kids in Cy-Fair, this multi- faceted organization has more than half a dozen programs to support the community. The Hope Chest Resale Market is a 25,000 square foot warehouse full of clothing, sports equipment, home decor, toys, linens, musical instruments, and much more. Donations are accepted Monday-Friday from 10:00-3:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00. Large item pick up can be scheduled at the link on their website.

Cy-Fair Helping Hands

This non-profit is focused on helping the needy and homeless in the Cy-Fair area. To help support their food bank and homeless initiatives, they accept toiletries, food donations, gardening tools and supplies, and backpacks full of school supplies. 

South Houston

Houston Local Charity

This 501 (c)3 organization disperses your donations quickly and they also run a thrift shop. They accept donations of gently used clothing, housewares, appliances, furniture, and more. They also offer a free pick up service anywhere in Houston every weekday.

Harbor Ministries

Located off of Spencer Highway in South Houston, this charitable organization provides classes, job training, programs for the homeless, and more. Their thrift store accepts donations of gently used clothing, furniture, housewares, and anything else in good, working condition which can be resold. FREE Donation Pick-Up Service across the greater Houston area for ALL types of donations! 

Forgotten Angels Resale Shop

This thrift shop helps support individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. Donations of gently used clothing, housewares, toys, and much more can be made Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. They offer FREE local pick up for donations, as well.

The Shepherd’s Nook

This outreach helps the locals by partnering with organizations like the Seaman’s Center at the Port of Houston, The Purple Heart Ministry, and more. Their resale shop accepts donations during regular business hours. For the latest on donations times, visit their Facebook page. 

Interfaith Caring Ministries

This Webster- Area resale shop supports their programs for clothing assistance, rent and utility assistance, the food pantry, and more. Acceptable donations include gently used clothing, furniture, appliances, housewares, and toys and are accepted Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm. To schedule a large furniture pickup, please call (281) 332-2025. Donation pickups are only being scheduled for Fridays.

Resource & Crisis Center

Items donated to this charity are used immediately at their shelter, given directly to clients, or sold in their resale shops. They accept a wide variety of items in good, working condition and they offer a pick up service for large items. Donations are accepted at all locations during operating hours. They have implemented a minimal contact donation policy and request that all donations be left during business hours at the back door of each store. For questions regarding large item donation pick-ups, please call (409) 762-1520.

East Houston

Open Door Mission

This men’s charity helps men rebuild their lives through recovery programs, convalescence, education, career training, homeless shelters, and much more. They accept men’s clothing, personal items, pantry items, office supplies, and other specific needs. Check out their “Urgent Needs” and “Facility Needs” to see what else you can donate. Contact them before donating to make sure you’re helping in the best way possible. 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

This church-run resale shop  offers vintage clothing, antiques, furniture, housewares and much more. 90 cents out of every dollar they make goes directly supporting the community with basic needs, emergencies, homelessness, and programs to help build self- sufficiency. They have locations on the Gulf Freeway, in Bellaire, and donation boxes around town.

Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.

BATP is dedicated to providing a variety of services to Greater Houston residents with a focus on serving those impacted by family violence and sexual assault. Their resale shop accepts donations of clothing, accessories, housewares, toys, small furniture, home decor, antiques, and collectibles. Donations are accepted Monday to Thursday from 8am-5:30pm and Fridays 8am – 3pm. Only needs on their wish list are currently being accepted at this time. 

Southeast Area Ministries

Accepting donations of clothing, shoes, electronics, housewares, furniture, linens, books, toiletries, canned goods, and more, this thrift store supports the ministries programs and services. Your donations will help locals with emergency assistance, assistance for single parents, senior care, school assistance, and adopt a child Christmas programs. Drop off hours are Monday through Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Furniture pick-up is available. 

Clothed by Faith

This non- profit specializes in clothing the needy and the homeless. They have two locations and anyone can request assistance using their website. Sort your clean, gently used clothing by size and gender, labeling each bag. Drop bagged garments at either branch or at a Clothed by Faith clothing donation bin located across the Houston area rather than handing over in person.

Charities of Houston

This charity supports Dress for Success, a home set up program, classes, and transportation assistance to local families. They accept all manner of donations, from clothing to vehicles. They also offer free pick up.

West Houston

Katy Christian Ministries

For 35 years, Katy Christian Ministries has been helping the residents of Katy with social services, counseling, a food pantry, and other resources. Their resale stores accept gently used clothing, home decor, electronics, furniture, and appliances in good, working order. Bonus: they will pick up donations from you! Donation hours are Monday-Saturday 9am – 5pm. 

Clothed by Faith

This non- profit specializes in clothing the needy and the homeless. They have two locations and anyone can request assistance using their website. Sort your clean, gently used clothing by size and gender, labeling each bag. Drop bagged garments at either branch or at a Clothed by Faith clothing donation bin located across the Houston area rather than handing over in person.

Fort Bend County Women’s Center

This local charity is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their Pennywise Resale Stores have locations in Richmond, Stafford, Mission Bend, Katy, and Missouri City. They accept donations of gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, books, and more. Donations can be dropped off at any of their locations Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5:00 pm and on Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm. They also offer pick up service for large items!

Tri City Churches 

This organization of local churches in Fort Bend County provide a food pantry, financial assistance programs, school supply drives, holiday food programs, and more. Your donations to their resale shop help support their initiatives. They accept a wide range of donations during regular business hours. They will also pick up large items.

Angela House

This charity helps women navigate society after incarceration. Their programs provide rehabilitation, job training, wardrobe assistance, and much more. Their donation list is specific because they’re dressing women for success. They are also in need of food and toiletry items. 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

This church-run resale shop  offers vintage clothing, antiques, furniture, housewares and much more. 90 cents out of every dollar they make goes directly supporting the community with basic needs, emergencies, homelessness, and programs to help build self- sufficiency. They have locations on the Gulf Freeway, in Bellaire, and donation boxes around town.

For even more options on where to donate used items in Houston, contact Goodwill, Purple Heart, Salvation Army, and Helping Hands Charity, Inc.


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Lacy H. is the mom of two teenage girls - Anna Jane {2002} and Ally {2005} - and has been married to her partner in all things, Lucas, since 1998. A 4th generation Baylor Bear, she bleeds green and gold. You’ll often catch her listening to everything from Dr. Dre to Panic! At the Disco and watching “Criminal Minds” and “30 for 30” on TV. Her mid-life “growth” has included learning to play a pink bass and adding to her tattoo collection. This season has also moved her away from two decades of serving and leading in the Christian Church. Her personal journey through brokenness and healing grounds her life. Sometimes the road has taken turns filled with rebellion and pain, other times it has been beautiful and full, but it has always been an adventure. After years of crafting communication though the spoken word, she found a passion for writing. Continually fumbling through the messiness of life, all of her faith and doubt and healing can be found on her blog, The View From The Bathroom Floor. Lacy’s interests include LUSH, the weather {she has 6 weather apps}, knitting, podcasts, college football and growing up. You can follow Lacy on Facebook and Instagram @theviewfromthebathroomfloor and Twitter @lhilbrich.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi! I’m a KonMari Consultant here in Houston and I love this post! What a great list of resources. Thank you for compiling. Would you be comfortable with me sharing this link on my own platforms? I know so many of my clients would find this beneficial. Thank you again!

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