Downsizing? Here’s Where to Donate or Sell Your Goods in New Jersey

Hope Chest Thrift Store

Hope Chest Thrift Store in Westfield, NJ

As you declutter, organize, or prepare to move your family or your parents to a new or smaller home, consider donating (or consigning) items such as new or gently used clothing, household items, toys, and books. Here are several donation drop-off organizations in New Jersey that accept tax-deductible donations. (Call before you go as some shops may close for the summer months or have summer hours. Some companies may not offer pick-up services in your town.)

Thrift and Consignment Shops

August Mae Boutique and Fine Consignment

35 Alden Street, Cranford, NJ
908.370.7748; M, Tu, W, F, Sa 10am–6pm; Th 10am–7pm
This boutique and consignment shop accepts women’s and young adult clothing, gently worn boots and shoes, designer scarves and belts, household items, and more. Check their website for up-to-date consignor requirements.

Best Friend Thrift Shop

1750 E. Second Street, Scotch Plains, NJ
908.486.0230; winter hours: W–Sa 10:30am–4:30pm
This volunteer thrift shop accepts household items, good-quality jewelry, collectibles, gift items, CDs, DVDs, and small pieces of furniture. The proceeds from sales benefit homeless and abandon pets of Union County, NJ—most from local area shelters. They are in need of volunteers! Follow this shop on their Facebook page.

Home Again Design Consignment

333 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
Home Again Design welcomes many styles of furniture, home decor, and jewelry — all items must be in good condition. Here’s how you can consign with them.

Home Economics Consignment Shop

415 Rahway Avenue, Rear Building, Westfield, NJ
908.451.6551; Th–Sa 10am–4pm or by appointment
This consignment shop accepts items such as clothing, furniture, bric-a-brac, dolls, and lots more. Clothing must be no more than two years old, clean, and wrinkle free. All items must be in pristine condition. Consignors receive 50 percent of the final selling price. Call for an appointment and other details.

The Hope Chest Thrift Store

26 Prospect Street, Westfield, NJ
Volunteers from the Center for Hope operate and manage the store. Proceeds help subsidize hospice care for those in need. They accept clean, used clothing, books, and other small household items. Tax deductible donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The Jumble Store: A Junior League Thrift Shop

110 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ
908.276.0222; closed Su–Tu, open W 11am–5pm, Th 11am–8pm, F 11am–5pm, Sa 10am–5pm
The Jumble Store welcomes donations of gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, toys, and small housewares. Items may be dropped off during regular store hours. Proceeds are used to aid those in the community and for programs and projects of The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield.

Milk Money Children’s Consignment

18 North Avenue W., Cranford, NJ
Shop online or in their Cranford store. Call or stop by the shop for details on consigning.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store

Call 1.800.SA.Truck (1.800.728.7825) to find a donation drop-off location, or to schedule a pick up. Items commonly donated include: clothing, furniture, automobiles, household goods, and appliances.

Scotch Plains Thrift Shop

1741 E. Second Street, Scotch Plains, NJ
This shop is run by The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League with proceeds from the shop going to organizations in the Fanwood-Scotch Plains area, with an emphasis on helping women and youth. Call the shop to see if they’re taking donations.

Westfield Service League Thrift and Consignment Shops

114 Elmer Street, Westfield, NJ
Proceeds from both the thrift and consignment shops are donated to charities throughout the Union County area. The Westfield Service League is a non-profit volunteer organization. You can drop off donations or consign clothing, shoes, small household items, books, and toys.

Yellow Tag Thrift Store, Inc.

199 Route 22 East, Suite B, Green Brook, NJ
This shop’s mission is “to provide direct support with clothing and household necessities and job training to disadvantaged individuals to assist in realizing self-reliance.” Follow their Facebook page for up-to-date information. They are open seven days a week.

Clothing and Other Household Items

Dress for Success

Locations worldwide, 212.532.1922
Check the Dress for Success website for locations near you
Dress for Success provides disadvantaged women with business attire (interview-appropriate suits and blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers, jackets, work shoes, and more) so they can have a professional appearance when going on a job interview. Click here for the Morris County affiliate.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

800.775.VETS or visit the donation page to schedule a pick up
Donations fund programs to help veterans throughout the country. The VVA accepts just about anything, including clothing of all types, accessories, shoes, housewares, books, small furniture, small appliances, tools, jewelry, and more.

If you know of other organizations for donation drop offs or pick ups, please contact us.

Information updated 1-19-2017.