Donation Guide

Give your used items a second life by donating your unwanted clothes, furniture, electronics, and household items. There are multiple reasons to donate your used goods in Long Beach. 

  • Support non-profits and community organizations in providing jobs and training
  • Give items a second life
  • Reduce waste by diverting your items from your trash
  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • It feels good to give back!

Where Can I Donate?  

See below for a list of organizations that accept donations. Confirm with the organization first for a list of accepted items. Some organizations may also provide a free pickup.  

Non-Profits/Charitable Organizations:

AIDS Assistance Thrift Store 
2749 E. Anaheim St. 
Long Beach, CA  90804 
(562) 987-5353

The AIDS Assistance Thrift Store Inc. collects and sells donated items through the AIDS Assistance Thrift Store, performs fundraising activities, provides facilities for volunteers and people choosing to perform community service, and directly engages in the business of raising funds to be distributed to various agencies and programs in the Long Beach community who provide direct services and support to men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS, and their families.


American Cancer Society
 Belmont Shores Discovery Shop
5235 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 621-6787

With stores throughout California, American Cancer Society Discovery Shops help support the fight against cancer through the sale of high quality, gently used, donated merchandise. For over 40 years, the Society has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, collectibles, and other household items.


AMVETS Thrift Store
3315 E. South St.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 470-6805

Call (877) 990-8387 or click here to schedule a free donation pickup.

AMVETS National Service Foundation provides Veterans, their families, and survivors world-class counsel and representation before the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs (VA). Your support enables us to provide these professional services at no charge to the veteran or family.


Assistance League of Long Beach Thrift & Vintage Shop
2100 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 434-7121

Assistance League of Long Beach is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in the Greater Long Beach community.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach
3635 N. Long Beach Blvd. 
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 595-5945

Monetary and age-appropriate in-kind items are accepted.

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 
Our purpose is to provide caring, adult professionals, and a safe place for youth to learn and grow where hope and opportunity is provided through life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Before school, after school, during the summer months and on Friday nights, the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach engages members in fun and educational activities that help develop a sound moral compass and influence their ability to succeed in life.


Christian Outreach in Action Clark & Atherton Mercantile
515 E. 3rd St.
Long Beach, CA  90802
(562) 342-6487

Food donations are also accepted.

Everything we do is volunteer and not only do we feed the homeless community in Long Beach, we distribute clothing and food bank to low-income families and seniors.


Goodwill
Multi-Service Center
1301 12th St. 
Long Beach, CA 90801
(562) 733-1147 

Store #411 - PCH
800 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90806 
(562) 435-8214 

Store #430 - Atlantic/Willow
2610 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 989-3630

Store #422 - Belmont
1130 Redondo Ave. 
Long Beach, CA 90804 
(562) 498-0040

Find a Goodwill donation center near you.

Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.


Grateful Hearts 
2001 E. 4th St.  
Long Beach, CA 90806 
(
562) 433-7500

Our Mission is to provide hope for the hurting by serving those in need locally and abroad.  We accomplish this through the provision of food, clothing, hygiene products, furniture, appliances, and other basic necessities, free of charge to the jobless, the working poor, the disabled, the elderly, and those experiencing times of crisis.


Long Beach Rescue Mission Thrift Store 
702 W. Anaheim St. 
Long Beach, CA 90813 
(562) 591-1292

Your donations are tax-deductible and proceeds from donations go toward the meals, shelter, and recovery services for the men and women in our New Life Program, free of charge. Our Thrift Store Warehouse also employs our New Life Program residents, giving them valuable work training and experience for future success after they graduate. 


Out of the Closet
3500 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. 
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-0340 

Call (800) 558-8220 to schedule a free donation pickup.  

When you shop at Out of the Closet Thrift Stores, you're directly helping people living with HIV and AIDS. Ninety-six cents of every dollar collected at our stores directly fund AIDS Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS programs and their new housing services, as well as on-site pharmacies and free HIV testing.


Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center
1334 Alamitos Ave. 
Long Beach, CA 90813 
(562) 218-2355 
 

Visit satruck.org or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to find a drop-off location, schedule a free pickup, or donate your vehicle. 
 
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its mission is to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
2750 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90804 
(562494-9955

Call (800) 974-3571 to schedule a free donation pickup. 

St. Vincent de Paul Society is a Catholic volunteer organization that serves the poor and homeless of any religion for free.  


Resale Retailers

Selling your used clothes is a great way to help out the environment while earning a little extra cash or trade towards a new wardrobe. If you’re looking to sell or trade your clothes and accessories you’re no longer wearing, simply bring them to the following clothes exchange businesses in Long Beach. Please note that you must be at least 18-years-old and have a valid photo ID to sell items. Cash and store credit received may vary.

Buffalo Exchange
4608 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-1991

Tattered
5555 E. Stearns St. #106
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 431-4001

Plato's Closet Long Beach
12145 E. Carson St.
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716 
(562) 916-7400

If you are a Long Beach business or organization that accepts donations and would like to be added to this donation list, please email lbrecycles@longbeach.gov


Food Item Donations

According to CalRecycle, Californians throw away nearly 6 million tons of food scraps or food waste each year. If you or your business have excess food available, consider working with a food rescue organization to help feed our community and prevent food waste. To see a list of food rescue organizations, please visit our Donate to a Food Rescue Organization webpage. 


Bulky Items
 

For bulky or oversized items that are not acceptable for donation, please submit a Special Collection request or call (562) 570-2876 to request to schedule a pickup.