Instead of discarding unwanted items, give them a new life through donation.

Not only will you reduce waste to landfills and save resources, you may also be helping someone in need.  See below for local ways to donate used appliances, books, clothing, furniture, working electronics, food, tools, toys, and more. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation and acceptable items.    Also, check with your local schools and day care centers as they may want gently used toys, books, magazines, computers, office and party supplies, and misc. items for crafts. 

Free Store

The Free Store is like a thrift store, but free!

The Free Store helps neighbors share unused items with each other instead of leaving them in storage or throwing them away.

How to donate:
Donations are made during store hours through a check-in process with the volunteer clerks.
No drop-off donations accepted.

Please help them maintain a good relationship with the neighbors and only visit the Free Store during open hours.

12907 Hadley St., Whittier, 90601
(cross street Comstock; enter through gate on Hadley)

Hours of Operation:
Only open Sundays, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Megan Hobza

Interested in donating goods to your community?
See Below for more resources!

Goodwill Industries

Acceptable items: clothing, household items, and furniture of all sizes. They do NOT accept mattresses, large home appliances (i.e. stoves, washing machines, and refrigerators.), or household hazardous waste.

15214 Whittier Blvd. Whittier, CA 90603
(562) 789-0697
Drop-off hours:
Monday-Saturday, 9am – 8pm
Sunday, 10am – 7pm

14535 Telegraph Rd., La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 946-8518
Drop-off hours:
Monday –Saturday, 9am – 6:30pm
Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Whittier Libraries

Acceptable items: the Whittier libraries accept books, magazines, videos & DVDs. The Friends of the Library is the main donation location and can accept larger quantities.

Central Library
7344 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA 90602

(562) 567-9900

Whitwood Branch Library
10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave., Whittier, CA 90603

(562) 567-9950

Friends of the Library
Accepts large quantities of books & magazines
6703 Comstock Ave., Whittier, CA 90601

(562) 696-4498
Drop-off hours:
Tuesday & Thursday, 10am – 2pm
Friday, 9am – 12pm
Saturday, 10am – 2pm

Salvation Army

Acceptable items: Call first to confirm acceptable items per location. They do not accept anything broken or in need of repair.

Salvation Army, Pick-Up Option: (800) 958-7825 (call to confirm your zip code is serviced and what items are accepted)

12000 Washington Blvd. Suite 102, Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 696-9562
Drop-off hours:
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm
Note: this location accepts clothing and small household items. They do NOT accept furniture or mattresses.

7926 Pickering Ave., Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 698-8348
Drop-off hours:
Drop-off hours: Call to confirm

Whittier Area First Day Coalition

Acceptable items: Adult clothing; bicycles; gently used household items, furniture, and small electronics; newer fridges; clean linens; and dishes. (They do NOT accept mattresses or beds.)

12426 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 945-4304
Drop-off hours:
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm

Interfaith Food Center

Acceptable items: food, toys, and baby needs. They also collect clean plastic bags and egg cartons.

11819 Burke St. Sante Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 903-1478
Drop-off hours:
Monday, Thursday, & Friday, 8am – 3pm
Tuesday, 8am – 6pm
Wednesday, 8am – 12pm

Women & Children’s Crisis Shelter

Acceptable items: clothing, toys, toiletries, and small household and kitchen items.

13203 Hadley Street, Suite 103, Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 945-3937
Drop-off hours:
Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm