What items does the Salvation Army accept?

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The Salvation Army accepts donated items to provide those less fortunate than others with items they need at a discounted rate or free of charge. The money the Salvation Army receives from purchases is used to help those in need.

The Salvation Army has locations across the United Kingdom and offers assistance all over the world. If you have items laying around your home that you would like to donate, contact a local Salvation Army and schedule a pickup service or take the items to a drop-off location in your area.

Clothing Items

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Clothing donations are accepted at any Salvation Army facility. The organisation accepts all types of clothing, such as shirts, trousers, jackets and shoes, for any gender, size and age. Clothing items can be sold at local Salvation Army thrift stores or given out during a crisis, to those in need. The Salvation Army even sets up large drop-off boxes in some cities that accept clothing and shoe donations. You can bring your clothing items into a local Salvation Army or drop the items off at one of the convenient drop-off boxes. Wash all of your clothing items before donating them.

Household Items

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Household items such as linens, towels, rugs, curtains, decorative pictures, tools, toys, books, board games, decorative fixtures, sporting goods and dishes are acceptable donations. If you are moving or redecorating your home, consider donating your old unwanted household items to the Salvation Army. As long as the items are in good condition, they will be sold at a discounted rate. Some of the items may be donated during a crisis.

Appliances and Electronics

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Home appliances and electronics such as refrigerators, ranges, televisions, computers and computer accessories, microwaves, washing machines, dryers, game consoles and DVD players that are clean and in working condition are acceptable donations. If the items need slight maintenance, the Salvation Army may refurbish the items or sell them "as-is," but they prefer that all items be in working condition. Some Salvation Army facilities offer repair services on items, so if you would like to donate an item that needs slight maintenance, contact your local Salvation Army and inquire whether they offer this service.


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Furniture such as bedroom sets, dining room tables and chairs, bar stools, couches, desks, children's bedroom furniture, cribs, changing tables, baby swings, playpens, coffee tables, patio furniture and book shelves may be donated. Some facilities may accept mattresses that are in good condition and stain-free, so contact your local Salvation Army before donating a mattress. Furniture items should be clean and in good condition, free of rips, stains and broken parts.