Donating your new and used items to charity is a great way to support your local community! Here’s a list of several donation centers, and guidelines about what they accept.
ROCKFORD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
We accept items like: furniture, cabinets, tools, appliances, doors, windows, lumber, sinks, electrical and plumbing supplies. Here’s a complete list of accepted ReStore donations.
SALVATION ARMY – FAMILY STORES
Tel: 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825)
Commonly donated items include: clothing, furniture, household goods, appliances and color televisions.
Proceeds are used to fund Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those in the grip of addiction find help, hope, and a second chance at life.
They Accept: clothing and accessories, electronics, cell phones, household items, small appliances, toys, books, bikes.
They Cannot Accept: tires and car batteries, chemicals of any kind including paint, all TV’s, carpeting.
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is a community-based not-for-profit organization that creates opportunities for individuals with barriers to enhance their lives.
ROCKFORD RESCUE MISSION
Tel: (815) 965-3795
They accept: household items, furniture, toys, books, clothing, shoes, and working appliances, consumer electronics, including TVs, in working condition.
They cannot accept: computers, monitors or printers.
Donation pick-ups available for furniture items. To schedule a pick up, please call Jeff at (815) 969-8127.
The Rockford Rescue Mission thrift Store provides operating income for Mission programs. It also provides training opportunities for Mission residents.
Tel: 815-963-6236, EXT. 245
They Accept: building materials, tools, large appliances, electronics, furniture, kitchen and bath fixtures, cabinets, doors, hardware, windows, insulation, lumber & plywood, roofing, floor tiles, lighting, patio furniture, air conditioners, etc.
They Do Not Accept: exercise equipment, automotive parts, propane tanks, medical supplies, footwear, clothing, baby cribs, strollers, sports equipment, seasonal decorations, used mattresses.
CCS, Inc. supports its employment, education and skills training programs through grants, contributions, and through the sale of quality donated goods.
Tel: (815) 964-4105
Critical needs: paper products, personal care items, socks & underwear, cleaning products, beds, furniture & household items, clothing and shoes.
Carpenter’s Place provides the tools necessary for rebuilding the lives of the homeless.
Tel: 630-443-6910 ext. 190
Most needed items: cereal, whole grain pasta, brown rice, canned fruit, vegetables, chicken & tuna, dry beans, peanut butter.
Northern Illinois Food Bank relies on the support of corporations, foundations and community organizations, in addition to individuals, to support our goals of solving hunger in our community.
VETERAN’S DROP IN CENTER
Accepts donations of: cooked meals, and paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, plastic silverware, Kleenex).
The Veteran’s Drop In Center is a place for Rockford area veterans and their families to gather with their peers – without some of the formalities that come with other veterans’ organizations.
CARS FOR HOMES
Accepted Items: cars, trucks, boats, RVs with proper title.
Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program helps people in your community build a house and the hope of a better life.