Listing of Charities That Take Used Furniture in California

Numerous charitable organizations in California accept used furniture donations. These organizations welcome donations of furniture, clothing and household items. Donation sites typically only accept unbroken used furniture in good to fair condition. You may also be eligible to claim your donation as a tax deduction. Obtain a receipt for your donation stating the name of the organization, date, description of the item and value.

Goodwill Southern California

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Goodwill of Southern California accepts donations of used furniture in good condition at many drop-off centers throughout Southern California. Centers are located in or near most major cities such as Los Angeles, Pasedena and Santa Monica. Visit Goodwill Southern California's website for a complete listing of drop-off sites (see link in References section). Los Angeles area residents can also schedule a free pickup for donations of used furniture.

ReStore Riverside, California

ReStore, a division of Habitat for Humanity, sells donated items to the general public to fund the building of homes. The ReStore in Riverside accepts donations of used furniture, building materials and household goods Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and also offers pickup service. Call 951-787-6754 to schedule a pickup.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army stores -- located in cities such as Modesto, Stockton, Manteca and Sonora -- accepts donations of used furniture, household goods and clothing. You can schedule a pickup for your furniture donation by calling 800-SA-TRUCK. the Salvation Army sells donated goods to the community at bargain prices through its stores.

AMVETS National Service Foundation

AMVETS operates several thrift stores in California with locations in San Diego, Fresno and El Cajon that accept donations of used furniture. You can also contact your local thrift store to arrange for pickup service. The stores sell donated items with proceeds benefiting veteran programs sponsored by AMVETS.

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Johanna Miller has been writing professionally since 2010. She has been published in various online publications. Miller holds an Associate of Business degree with a concentration in accounting from Stark State College.