These organizations and resources accept donations of new or used items: 

St Vincent de Paul
  • clothing
  • furniture
  • automobiles / cars
Salvation Army
  • clothing
  • appliances
  • furniture
  • household goods
  • automobiles / cars
Building Resources
  • Doors,
  • Windows
  • Cabinets, Vanities
SCRAP (Scroungers' Center for Re-usable Art Parts) 
  • fabric
  • sewing notions
  • paper craft materials
  • unique boxes and containers
  • novelty items

Online resources

  • SFRecycles is your one stop shop to find out how to free yourself of unwanted items. Find solutions to reusing or recycling items based on location:
  • Freecycle is a free email listserv within your geographic area to post items to donate and reuse. Everything posted is free.
  • Craigslist provides free classifieds for buying, selling, donating, and trading used goods.
  • Excess Access matches donors of surplus goods with recipients in need.
  • San Francisco Food Bank accepts donations of non-perishable food such as canned or frozen food. Drop off small quantities, or arrange a pick up of larger quantities.

Bulky items and toxic products