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Tidying Up the Home? Here's Where to Donate Your Stuff In & Around Saratoga!

If you've recently jumped on the Marie Kondo bandwagon you've probably purged your closet, reorganized your kitchen, and discovered items you didn't know existed in your garage. Books can go to local libraries, but where do you bring your clothes, furniture, and other home goods?

We put a call out on the Saratoga.com Facebook page to find out where you can donate your stuff in the Saratoga Springs area.

Please read the details before bringing donation items over to individual organizations - each has their own guidelines and rules on what they are able to accept and when.

the Marie Kondo book held out in front of a closet of clothes

CAPTAIN's Treasures

Where it is: 1705 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065

What they accept: clothing (in season and clean), household goods, furniture

Additional Details

Donation hours are: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9am to 5pm; Wednesday 9am to 7pm; Friday 9am to 5pm; and Saturday 10am to 3pm.

They gladly accept clothing that is in season, in style (excluding vintage clothes), and clean - wrinkle-free, odor-free, and neatly folded. Shoes, belts, and handbags need to be in excellent condition and cannot be designer knock-offs.

Household items accepted are dishes, cookware, bakeware, glassware, eating and cooking utensils and collectibles (that have been dusted and are in excellent condition). Linens and bedding must be washed and stain-free.

Kids clothing and books in good condition are accepted; they cannot by law accept baby furniture, car seats, strollers, or toys.

Please call ahead for furniture donations to 518.371.1185. Furniture cannot be soiled, broken, moldy, severely scratched, covered with pet hair, etc. They're unable to pick up the furniture and ask you that you bring someone with you to help unload it.

Books, artwork, CDs, and DVDs are only accepted on an as-needed basis.

About the Organization

CAPTAIN'S Treasures is a store that provides gently used, quality clothing and household goods at a great savings for families. Over 60 volunteers help to operate the store and organize donations from the community.

Franklin Square Community Center

Where it is: 10 Franklin Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

What they accept: furniture, clothing, household goods, food pantry items

Additional Details

Furniture donations can be made by calling 518.587.9826. They have an ongoing list that serves as a match for donors and people in need. They cannot accept furniture items at their location or provide transportation - they arrange for these donations to be made.

Clothing and household items can be dropped off at their Distribution Center at 101 Washington Street on Tuesdays between 9am and 1pm. Clothing donations are limited to two bags of in-season clothing.

Food pantry items can be dropped off at their main location at 10 Franklin Street Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 2pm, and Thursday from 2pm to 7pm. Please use the handicapped entrance through the fence gate.

About the Organization

The Franklin Community Center is a nonprofit that provides basic necessities and services to less fortunate individuals and families in Saratoga. They work to improve quality of life and foster a sense of neighborhood, community, and family for all.

Noah's Attic

Where it is: 10 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

What they accept: clothing and household goods

Additional Details

Noah's Attic accepts donations of clothing and household items in good condition during their open hours. Due to space limitations, they do not accept furniture, computers, TVs, or large-item donations.

Their hours are Tuesday 9:30am to 3pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30am to 5pm, Friday 9:30am to 3pm, and Saturday 9:30am to 2:30pm.

About the Organization

Noah's Attic is an outreach center and thrift store that operates as a ministry of Christ Church. They're located in the brick building across the street from the church.

They use donations to support other important organizations in the area, including the Tree Life Ministry (with stuffed animals), Shoes for the Shoeless (distributed through the Appalachians), and Saratoga Racetrack Chaplaincy (with luggage and clothing for backstretch workers).

Salvation Army

Where it is: 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

What they accept: clothing, furniture, automobiles, household goods, appliances

Additional Details

Please call ahead before bringing items to the Salvation Army - they have been inundated with donations thanks to Marie Kondo and at times must turn people away; they also have strict regulations on what they can or cannot accept. The Saratoga Salvation Army's number is 518.584.1640.

About the Organization

The Salvation Army is an international organization that is part of the Christian Church. They have a rich history of helping people in need around the globe.

Troy Area United Ministries

Where it is: 392 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180

What they accept: furniture and computers

Additional Details

Furniture is accepted through The Furniture Program. They are in desperate need of beds of any size, dressers, tables, and chairs. To donate good, used furniture please contact Tyara Burnett at 518.274.5920, extension 204.

They also have a Computers for Kids/Computer Ministry Program and are in need of computers. To donate a computer call their office at 518.274.5920.

About the Organization

Troy Area United Ministries provides a safe space for those in need, offering meals, HIV/AIDS services, furniture, education, spiritual counseling, and advocacy.

Unity House (ReStyle)

Where it is: 2431 Sixth Avenue, Troy, NY 12180

What they accept: clothing (in season, clean, boxed or bagged); shoes; purses, handbags and clean tote bags; linens (sheets, pillowcases, blankets, new pillows); towels and washcloths; jewelry; books for kids and adults

Additional Details

Donation drop off hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm. They're happy to take gently used items, but can only accept the same quality they have in their store. Please call ahead beforehand. They're at 518.274.2607.

About the Organization

Unity House's thrift store ReStyle offers new and used clothing and a variety of household items to those in need at affordable prices. The Unity House as a whole provides a wide range of services to individuals in the community who are hurting and struggling.

Know of a Saratoga area donation spot we missed? Let us know!

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