Accepted Donations

We appreciate the generosity of our donors who provide many of the necessities we use each day. Please note that we ask that all items be clean, safe and in working condition.  New and used items are both accepted. 

For more information about where to bring your donation, click here.

Find out more about our needs by checking the urgent and ongoing needs lists .

Accepted Items

Household items
Clothing (adult and children)
Shoes
Draperies, curtains
Bed and bath linens
Toys, games
Bicycles (children and adult)
Furniture (except office furniture)
Mattresses
Books
Baby items (except car seats)
Small appliances
Tools
Electronics
LED or LCD flat-panel TVs (we do NOT except console, tube/CRT type or projection TVs)
Computers (except CRT monitors)
Pictures and collectible items
Jewelry 
Sporting goods 

Special Note About Donating Cars - Please contact our partner, Wheels4Hope, if you have a car you would like to donate. They generously provide cars for our clients transitioning into job and housing. 

Items Not Accepted

To insure the health and safety of our clients, we cannot accept the following items:

Damaged, broken or inoperable items
Open or expired OTC medicine
Food Items: opened or partially used items, contaminated or spoiled items, home canned food and unprocessed meat
Carpet
Car Seats
TVs (console, tube/CRT type or projection)
TVs in excess of 35lbs
Dishwashers
Furniture with rips, tears, stains or broken pieces
Large appliances
Built-in appliances
Office Furniture
Pianos, organs
Items considered hazardous waste
Large Computer Monitors (CRT)
Oils
Paints
Tires
 
For questions about specific items, contact Materials Handling Coordinator Allison Hicks at 919.212.0823 or allisonh@raleighrescue.org Tuesday-Saturday, 8am-4pm.  If calling after business hours, please leave a message at 919.828.9014, ext. 121.     
 
We are unable to pick up donations. To have a donation picked up, please contact The Salvation Army, Vietnam Vets or Helping Hand Mission.

God bless those that make it possible for me and my child to be at the Mission. Thanks from the bottom of my heart and my kid's' heart.
Tamika, Mission client