COVID-19 Response Update: At Raleigh Rescue Mission, the safety and well being of our clients and staff are extremely important. DONATE NOW to provide continued support for our clients during this time. For immediate needs and continuous updates affecting the Mission, visit our COVID-19 Response page.

Accepted Items

Clothing: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes-Included infants and toddlers. Clothes should be bagged or boxed and in good condition. No used undergarments or socks.
Baby Items: Changing tables, new changing table pads (in plastic wrapper), new crib bedding/bumpers, diaper bags, and new baby toys (No car seats)
Personal Items: Jewelry, eyeglasses, sunglasses, watches (in working condition) Household Items: New mattresses in plastic. new bedding in packaging, pictures/picture frames, mirrors (Framed only), collectible items, dishes/glasses/pots and pans, table lamps/floor lamps, wood or faux wood blinds with hardware, new draperies and curtains
New Toys: Children’s toys and board games, DVDs, Video Games
Bicycles: Child and adult, new and used
Sporting Goods: Skateboards/scooters/rollerblades/skates, basketballs/baseballs/gloves/mits, etc.
Household Appliances: Electric items 10 years old or newer in good working condition with no repairs needed.  (No Gas Appliances Accepted), ranges (free standing), washers/dryers, refrigerators, microwave ovens (counter top)
Electronic Equipment (In good working condition): Audio – receivers, speakers and CD players, stereo systems, LED or plasma screen TVs, DVD players, video game consoles, complete computers that include tower and monitor- Pentium IV and higher, laptops, new printers/scanners/copy machines
Furniture: Good condition – no rips, tears, stains, broken parts or animal smells (No office furniture)
Books: New and used, no torn pages or marks (boxed please)
Electrical and Lighting: (New Only) Residential items only – No large donations of miscellaneous stock, working light fixtures/chandeliers (No fluorescent or commercial lights 220V), new household light bulbs, window AC units, new architectural items (columns, mantelpieces, etc.)
Cabinets/Countertops: Individual pieces or full cabinet sets – kitchen or bathroom cabinets must have all doors and drawers attached and be in stable condition, Countertops must be in good condition with NO chips or damage. Must be at least 4ft. long with no sink holes.
Used mattresses or box springs: All sizes, in good condition with no tears or stains
Hardware: Tools and automotive items, hand tools and power tools
Free standing wood stoves

We are now picking up large items! For more information, please complete our online donation form.

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
Opened or partially used food items, contaminated or spoiled items, home canned food and unprocessed meat
Car seats, Cribs, used crib bedding/bumpers, used changing table pads
Used bedding
Stuffed Animals
Mini Blinds
Desks
Cast Iron Tubs
Carpet
Unframed glass or mirrors, broken glass or mirrors
Entertainment Centers
Furniture with rips, tears, stains or broken pieces
Built-in appliances
Office Furniture, large desks, credenza’s, cubicles, conference tables
Pianos, organs
Items considered hazardous waste
Paint, paint thinners, stains, or other hazardous/toxic chemicals, Pesticides
Tires
Water Heaters
Bricks
Construction materials
Commercial 220V light fixtures
Sliding glass doors
Scrap lumber or molding less than 4 ft. in length with nails or nail holes
Garage doors and/or door openers
Commercial electrical or plumbing stock
Gas appliances
Glass Shower Doors
Cabinets without doors or drawers, broken cabinets, or cabinets with water damage

For questions about specific items, contact Danny Anderson, Thrift Ministry Manager, at 919.878-7117 or qnaaln@enyrvtuerfphr.bet, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  If calling after business hours, please leave a message.