Article updated January 2024
If you’re anything like me, the joy and excitement of the holidays is often followed by disbelief at how much stuff we’ve managed to accumulate over the past year.
The kids grow out of clothes and the thought of Facebook marketplace is daunting, so rather than just throwing everything directly in the trash, take your gently used items somewhere you know they will be used and appreciated.
We try to bring you the most up to date information possible but always check the donation requirements before you go and only donate items that are in good or like-new condition.
Here’s our Big List of Where to Donate Used Items in Houston ::
This 501 (c)3 operates multiple residential homes, a soup kitchen, an emergency hostel, a rehabilitation farm, and much more. Their resale shop, Anawim Thrift Shop, is located in Northeast Houston and is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Income from Anawim not only supports their ongoing work but also provides training and work experience for their residents.
This Montrose-area consignment shop helps support the mission of the Charity Guild of Catholic Women to benefit children’s charities all over the Houston area. They accept donations at the Customer Service desk during any business hours.
Serving the elderly in need, as well as many other groups around Houston, this resale shop near Montrose is run by St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. They accept both donations and consignment during regular business hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To arrange a pick up at your house, email furniture@or call 713-528-5095. All proceeds go to support local charities such as St. Vincent’s House, The Amazing Place, Star of Hope, and more.
Benefiting their namesake pediatric neurology center, this resale shop “provides the items you will love at affordable prices.” Located near Midtown, the shop accepts both donations and consignment of furniture, home goods, clothing, jewelry and accessories. All proceeds fund critical medical research for children with neurological disorders.
Located in Greater Heights, this non- profit women’s organization is dedicated to helping children, youth, women, and seniors in the Greater Houston Area. The shop accepts donations and consignment Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm. They can also arrange a pick up so that you don’t have to drive to the shop to donate!
This faith and evidence-based program helps men rebuild their lives through recovery programs, convalescence, education, career training, shelters, and more. They accept men’s clothing, personal items, pantry items, office supplies, and more. Check out their “Urgent Needs” and “Facility Needs” pages for more specific and up to date requests. Clothing can be donated by appointment only.
DFS Houston provides thousands of women each year with the resources needed to attain long-term employment and success. Donate professional attire as well as other high-need items such as closed-toed shoes and handbags Monday-Friday 10-2pm and one Saturday per month.
Tony’s Place provides shelter, safety, empowerment, dignity and support to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness and other needs. Donations can be made Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-3pm at their center in Montrose. See their donations page for the supplies that are currently most needed.
Since 1971 this resale boutique in Montrose has been operated by The Women’s Home, and 100% of its sales contribute to their mission of “building communities that strengthen women and support families as they reclaim their stability.” They accept all types and sizes of gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and more during donation hours, Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
Proceeds from the MAM Resale Store & Boutique support their multiple community outreach programs such as citizenship classes, disaster relief, GED courses, rental and utility assistance, vision services, counseling, and basic needs. They currently accept donations of new and gently used clothing, furniture, electronics, toys, books, jewelry, toys, and more. Donations can be dropped off Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-4pm, or call to have your donation picked up. They also just recently opened a new location in the Heights across from Hoggs Middle School.
Profits from this church- run resale shop in Spring Branch support the community through their partnership with other local charities. The shop accepts like- new donations of clothing, household items, books, toys, clothing, and most other items. Currently all donations require an appointment (713.467.7743). They’re located in the Spring Branch area.
Serving low income people and families in Tomball, this ministry also runs a resale shop. Proceeds from the store support their counseling programs, the food pantry, rent and utility assistance, healthcare, and more. The ability to accept donations will be posted daily on their website.
Profits here are given directly to the community. They accept donations of clothing, tools, household goods, jewelry, sports equipment, toys, books, and more in their location at the Four Corners Center. Donations can be dropped off at the back of the building Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Volunteers are standing by to help collect items. They also have two drop box locations for smaller donations in Tomball and Spring.
This faith-based nonprofit provides crisis and support services as well as a food pantry through the profits of their resale shop, Angel’s Attic. They accept a range of gently used donations in working condition including clothing, household goods, toys, kitchen appliances, furniture, and books. They even recycle cell phones! CAM is currently accepting donations 9am – 3pm Monday- Saturday.
Committed to bettering lives for kids in Cy-Fair, this multi- faceted organization has more than half a dozen programs to support the community. The Hope Chest Resale Market is a 25,000 square foot warehouse full of clothing, sports equipment, home decor, toys, linens, musical instruments, and much more. Donations are accepted Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can find a link to schedule large item pick up as well as a list of current items they can and cannot accept on their website.
Near Bellaire, this “green” charity makes a concerted effort to keep all donations out of landfills either by sale through their resale shop, or donating to other organizations that they support. Currently accepting donations of clothing and household items, they ask that you group together and clearly mark children’s clothing and linens with sizes for clarity. Donations are currently being accepted during regular store hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
This local charity is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their resale shop has locations in both Richmond and Stafford, and they accept donations of gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, books, and more. You can schedule a donation pick up through this form on their website.
This organization of local churches in Fort Bend County provide a food pantry, financial assistance programs, school supply drives, holiday food programs, and more through donations to their resale shop. They accept a wide range of donations Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am to 4pm, or you can call to schedule a pick up for large item donations.
In their ongoing efforts to empower teens one dress at a time, GGF accepts “like-new” gowns appropriate for Prom, year round at Bammel Church of Christ or at any Tide Dry Cleaners.
Green City Recycler is a textile recycling company that steers used clothing, shoes, and other household items from the landfill and into homes of those in need. Through their efforts, millions of pounds of textile waste are reduced in landfills. The program has helped communities and municipalities achieve their environmental goals. Locate bins all over the city or schedule a donation pickup to contribute.
Santa Maria is the largest treatment center in Texas for addiction, recovery, housing, prevention, and intervention programs for women and their children. They accept new and gently used donations of school supplies, arts and craft supplies, clothing, toiletries, linens and baby items by appointment only.
This organization partners with nonprofit agencies in Houston to provide clothing and shoes for women and children in need. Fresh, quality clothing and shoes can be bagged and dropped at either one of their locations in Katy or Deer Park, or one of their clothing donation bins around Houston.
Proudly donating $0.89 of every dollar earned to support programs helping local families and individuals fight poverty, food insecurity, domestic violence and sexual assault, KCM operates two resale stores in Katy. Donations of gently used clothing, furniture and household items can be donated at either location Monday & Wednesday – Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
This Life Training & Recovery Center helps men experiencing homelessness, addiction and the recently incarcerated with a fresh start to life. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Harbor Ministry’s Houston Thrift Store directly fund the operations of the ministry, and they take pride in staffing the store with their own students from ground level functions all of the way up to management. You can call the donation line at 713.947.2469 for more information on how to donate.
This resale shop supports individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities through supported family-style group homes in the Pearland community. Donations of gently used clothing, housewares, toys and more can be made Monday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm at their location on E. Broadway.
This nonprofit provides outreach to the Friendswood and surrounding community through the Women of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Currently accepting new and gently used donations, Shepherd’s Nook offers items for sale at discounted prices, as well as fulfilling vouchers distributed by local churches and food panties, and donating to other organizations such as Lord of the Streets. Donations can be made during regular store hours, which can be found on their facebook page.
ICM is a non profit collective of houses of worship in the Texas Bay Area serving individuals, families and seniors in need in the Clear Creek ISD and Friendswood ISD, and beyond. Your donation to their Resale Shop helps continue to aid families in need in their community. While they are always in need of large furniture donations, they also accept linens, clothing, household items, baby items, electronics, toys, and more as long as they are in good condition.
RCCGC provides resources such as a 24-hour hotline, residential and non-residential services, therapy, therapy, legal and sexual assault services free of charge to victims of domestic or sexual violence. Their resale stores in League City, La Marque and Galveston generate revenue to support the operations of the agency, and provide clothing, household items and furniture to their clients in need. Donations are accepted at the back door of each location during operating hours, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
BATP is a non profit social services agency providing services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault through 24 hour hotline services, shelter services, food services, children services, case management, advocacy, counseling and more. Your donations directly support the ongoing and changing needs of their clients. Visit their website for their monthly list of most-needed items, as well as other items they are currently accepting Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays by appointment only.
SeAM provides emergency services, financial services, transportation and resource navigation to persons in need of immediate assistance throughout the Southeast Houston area. Their thrift store provides lost cost clothing, books, household items, furniture and more as well as supports the mission of the organization. Donate gently used clothing and household items Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Angela House provides trauma informed rehabilitation services for formerly incarcerated women through group therapy, medical and mental health referrals, job training and more. Donations of gently used clothing, gift cards, trash bags, toilet paper, toiletries, bed linens and more go directly to the women at Angela House. See their website for the current most needed items and drop off your donations Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Sarah’s House in Pasadena provides emergency shelter as well as residential and non residential services to survivors of abuse and families seeking refuge. Every purchase or donation at their resale store supports their mission to uplift those in need. See their facebook page for more information.