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Donation pick up in Orange County: Where to donate clothes and furniture

If you have recently upgraded your home’s furnishings or clothing and have extra items lying around, don’t worry – there are plenty of places to call for a donation pick up in Orange County, or places you can go and donate clothes and furniture.

This guide will list some of the best options for donation near you, so you can rest assured that your unwanted items will go to good use!

Savers Donation Drop Spots

Springtime is a great season to donate your items and we have chosen places that specialize in certain items such as clothes, furniture and cars. Some will even come by and pick up your donations at home.

We have a personal connection to all of these organizations since our family and friends have donated to all of these causes. We also know they all do so much for the community of Orange County.

For ease of use, this list of places to donate in Orange County is organized by type of donation. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite non-profits that takes donations! Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook.

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Where to take donations in Orange County

When donating furniture, be sure to call ahead to see if the organization has any size restrictions. For clothing donations, most places will accept all types of clothing, but some may have special needs, such as children’s clothing or business attire. Most donation centers will also take household items such as dishes, linens, and small appliances.

Donate clothes in Orange County

Working Wardrobes, Irvine

Job seekers appreciate the generosity of those who visit and gift apparel and in-kind items to support their job search.

What can you donate to Working Wardrobes?

Clothing, accessories, personal care items, and business and leadership books from individuals and partners enable us to deliver quality programs to support the employment journey.

When and where can you drop off donations at Working Wardrobes?

For clothing donors, the Working Wardrobes Donation Center is located at 17392 Daimler Street, Irvine, CA 92614. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

Furniture donation in Orange County

Habitat ReStore, Santa Ana and Anaheim

Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. ReStores accept donations and sell a constantly changing inventory of diverse, high-quality merchandise to the public at a fraction of the retail price, while diverting reusable household items and building materials from area landfills.

Sales of donated items help Habitat for Humanity partner with local families to build, rehabilitate and repair safe and affordable homes in your community and around the world — a good deal for you, your community and the environment.

What can you donate to ReStore?

Habitat ReStore accepts new and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, household goods and more from individuals and companies. Each ReStore is unique, and many locations also accept items outside these categories. 

When and where can you drop off donations at ReStore?

There are two locations where you can drop off furniture, one in Santa Ana and one in Anaheim. We love this nonprofit because they use their funds to help low income families become homeowners through Habitat for Humanity homes.

Vehicle donation in Orange County

Kars4Kids, Mobile

Last year, my father had to get rid of his work truck and hardly anyone would move it because it was too big and would need a tow truck, a flat bed, etc. We heard all of the reasons why my father couldn’t donate his truck. This company made it so easy to arrange a pick up and the entire process was super easy. We even received some travel discounts for donating the truck and our tax receipt was emailed to us which was so convenient.

Your donation will go towards helping kids succeed in school, life & beyond.

What can you donate to Kars4Kids?

You can donate cars and boats

When can Kars4Kids pick up a donation?

Your car donation can be picked up within 24 hours, and often even the same day.

Car Donations in Orange County

Orange County Rescue Mission, Tustin

You can drop off your donated vehicle at the Village Of Hope location in Tustin and they will provide you with the necessary paperwork to claim your tax deduction. A portion of the proceeds helps them fund their different programs.

What can you donate to Orange County Rescue Mission?

You can donate automobile, motorcycle, boat or water craft and RV

When and where can you drop off donations at Orange County Rescue Mission?

You can drop off your donated vehicle at the Village Of Hope location in Tustin

Vietnam Veterans of America

The donation process is simple, fast and secure, and your car donation will help to provide critical support services for our defenders of freedom in their time of need. Call toll free today at 1-800-Help-Vets (435-7838) or use their easy online donation form to schedule your free towing.

What can you donate to Vietnam Veterans of America?

VVA accepts all vehicle donations, and in most cases, we also accepts boats, motorcycles, RV’s, campers and property. They accept non running and running cars. They accept cars, trucks, vans, conversion vans, trailers and golf carts.

When and where can you drop off donations at Vietnam Veterans of America?

They offer free towing pickup services. All vehicles are picked up in a timely and professional manner, usually within 24-48 hours. A local towing company will call you to schedule a pick-up date that is convenient for you.

Donate miscellaneous household items

Orange County Rescue Mission, Tustin

We love this nonprofit because they take urgent basic needs. If you have a ton of hotel shampoos and conditioners, they will take them here since many of their residents need this to live in their temporary shelter. They also have a health clinic and dental clinic for uninsured individuals.

What can you donate to Orange County Rescue Mission?

You can donate the following items:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene Items
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Hair Dryer
  • New Bedding
  • New Towels
  • Diapers / Pull Ups / Wipes
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Toilet Paper / Napkins
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Supplies

When and where can you drop off donations at Orange County Rescue Mission?

You may drop off donations at their warehouse 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Sunday. Please contact Al Martinez or call 714-247-4333 with any questions. Their address is 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782.

Goodwill, Various Locations

Most locations have a location in the back of the store where you can drive up and drop off your items. Most recently, many stores have added bins inside the front of the store. You can also go to their website and check where you can drop off your items closest to you. Your donation will go towards job training programs.

If you’re closer to Santa Ana, we recommend you drop off your donation at “the bins” and take some time to go through that shopping experience available at that store.

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Orange Lutheran High School Thrift Shop, Orange

The main store houses clothing, household goods, media, electronics, jewelry, and collectibles. In the furniture store, you will find furniture, refrigerators, lamps and mirrors, medical equipment and rugs.

This thrift shop provides student financial assistance. 

What can you donate to the Orange Lutheran High School Thrift Shop?

You can donate appliances, clothing, household goods, electronic devices, fabric and craft items, bedding and linens, books, CDs, and DVDs. We are no longer offering furniture pickups, but you may call 714-289-1182 to schedule a furniture drop-off. All items must be in saleable condition.

They do not accept mattresses, food, washers, dryers, built-in appliances, pianos, car seats, or strollers.

When and where can you drop off donations at Orange Lutheran High School Thrift Shop?

Donations are accepted on Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm (or until full) at the back of the furniture shop.

Salvation Army, Various Locations

This faith-based organization helps so many people with so many different types of programs such as homeless housing, rehabilitation centers and homes for victims of anti-trafficking to name a few.

They have also been running a food bank throughout the pandemic. You can find where to donate on their website. The Orange location has a drive thru drop off service at the back of the store.

Savers, Yorba Linda and Fountain Valley

Savers not only makes it super easy to drop off items (they have a valet-style drop-off), but they also give you a 20% discount to shop in the store with your donation. Donation hours run similar to store hours.

What can you donate to Savers?

Backpacks and purses, bed & bath, books & media, clothing & shoes, electronics, small furniture, small appliances, housewares, games & toys, exercise equipment and sporting goods.

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The Sheepfold, Orange

The Sheepfold Resale Boutique/Thrift Store is an integral part of Sheepfold’s vision, in caring for mothers and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Proceeds from the boutique go directly to the benefit of Sheepfold shelters and their residents.

The resale boutique accepts a limited amount of items in excellent condition for donation including clothing, accessories, home decor items, working electronics and furniture in in excellent condition (excluding mattresses, cribs, & car seats).

What can you donate to The Sheepfold?

You can donate the following items:

  • Women’s clothing
  • Select Men’s clothing
  • Children’s clothing
  • Accessories
  • Home décor items
  • *Furniture in excellent condition (excluding mattresses, cribs, & car seats)

ONLY these working electronics:

  • Flat screen TV’s 2006 and newer
  • Recorder players
  • Bluetooth capable audio devices
  • Sound Systems
  • Gaming Devices

When and where can you drop off donations at The Sheepfold?

Donations will only be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at this time. Their address is: 810 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

Donation pick up in Orange County

The Sheepfold, Orange

If you are interested in donating furniture items and would like it picked up please email resaleboutiq[email protected] with current photos of each item, the dimensions and any list of damages or defects. They will need your contact information and location of pick-up.

Vietnam Veterans of America

This organization has an amazing website where you can schedule an appointment for them to pick up clothes and household items from your home. You can also donate cars and many other much needed items as listed on their website.

You can donate the following items:

  • Clothing of all types & sizes (men’s, ladies, children’s, baby’s)
  • Clothing accessories
  • Shoes (all kinds) 
  • Baby items
  • House and glassware
  • Books, toys, bikes
  • Stereos, radios, portable TVs
  • All bedding, draperies, curtains 
  • Kitchenware
  • Small furniture & rugs
  • Small appliances
  • Tools (all kinds)
  • Jewelry and cosmetics

Whether you choose to do a donation pick up in Orange County or drop it off, we encourage you to check out these different thrift stores. If we missed one, share with us your favorite charity where to donate household items.

If you have any questions about what items are accepted or where to donate, feel free to contact any of the organizations above or look up donation guidelines online.

And remember, even if you can’t find a place that takes everything you want to donate, nearly all thrift stores accept clothing donations – so there’s always somewhere you can take your unwanted items! Happy donating!

Originally published on March 31, 2021. Last Updated on March 6, 2022 by Pattie Cordova

Belinda Espinoza is a Santa Ana native who grew up speaking Spanish to her abuela and Mexican parents. She went to college to become an educator and continues to work in the field of education. She also has ten nieces and nephews and she enjoys spending time with them. Her blogging career started in 2014 when Pattie Cordova invited her to join the team. Little did she know how much she would develop a passion for writing. She loves attending date night events, business networking events, local travel and writing about things to do with family and friends. She also loves going to food festivals for date night and trying out new restaurants. Finding a new adventure is always fun and getting to write about it is even better!

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