Allen Community: non-food Donations


Because of our amazing community members and business partners, every day hundreds of people facing financial crisis receive help from Allen Community Outreach towards hunger relief, homelessness prevention, and programs that help them continue their education in order to get a better job and gain financial security. You can help by donating your gently used unwanted items, including clothes, shoes, home decor and furniture. You can drop off your donations at the Resale Shop from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. All the sale proceeds from ACO Resale Shops will go towards our programs and services.


Items we DO NOT accept:
  • Furniture/Appliances
    • Armoires and entertainment centers
    • Appliances such as washers and dryers that ACO staff cannot test first to check if they are working.
    • Baby furniture (e.g. cribs, playpens, high chairs, swings, car seats)
    • Built-in appliances (e.g. stoves, dishwashers, microwave ovens)
    • Blinds
    • Dining tables with less than four chairs
    • Home building and plumbing materials (e.g. bricks, cabinetry, carpeting, countertops, lumber, bathroom materials)
    • Mattresses older than 7 years or have tears, stains, pet hair, or smoke smell
    • Metal desks, L-shaped desks, desks longer than four feet
    • Paints, chemicals, toxic items
    • Pianos and organs
    • Soiled or damaged furniture
    • TVs older than 10 years, tube and rear-projection TVs
    • Unframed mirrors
    • Upholstered/Leather furniture that have tears, stains, pet hair, fading or smoke smell
    • VHS tapes
    • Water beds and frames included
  • Outdoor Items:
    • Basketball goals
    • Outdoor grills in poor condition
    • Tires and wheels
  • Recalled items, including recalled toys
  • Items with missing parts
  • Water heater
  • Some particle board (pressed wood) furniture
  • Encyclopedias and magazines older than two years
  • Used medical equipment (commodes, shower chairs, etc.)
  • Used/opened puzzles and board games

To schedule a large furniture item pick up, please call (1-844-973-7253) press option 1.

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