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Many Milwaukee shelters and organizations accept new and gently-used donations. Here are a few options.

Freecycle - Join the Milwaukee network, moderated by local volunteers, to give away or get free items from neighbors in the community.

Goodwill - Accepts wide variety of household items. Review their list of accepted and unaccepted items for drop off at a store near you.

Meta House - Accepts new and gently-used hobby, household, and personal care items. Review wish list or call for information before drop off.

2625 N. Weil Street Milwaukee, WI 53212, (414) 977-5823,

Milwaukee Public Library - Accepts donated books written within the last 10 years. Books may be put into the collection or sold to the public to raise funds.


Pick Up Services Available

Habitat for Humanity Restore - Accepts new and used homegoods, cabinetry, building supplies, etc. Deconstruction and pick up services available for large donations.

Purple Heart Service Foundation - Accepts clothing, shoes, toys, and other household items. Contact group to determine if pick up available in your area.


Salvation Army - Accepts a wide variety of items from household goods to non-perishable food and vehicles. 

1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825)

St Vincent de Paul - Accepts household items, furniture, and appliances. 

(414) 462-7837,


Review Earth 911's recycling database for other private and non-profit organizations accepting material donations.