Donating Goods?

We prefer all drop-off donations are made by appointment.

To treat our clients with dignity and respect, we cannot accept items that are stained, worn out, torn, scratched, chipped, broken, missing parts or have pet fur.  We can only accept furniture that will fit in a small apartment and can be carried up a narrow staircase.  Disposing of items comes at a cost that takes away from our ability to serve clients.  We will inspect items before accepting and reserve the right to decline anything that would not suit our clientsPlease print our guidelines.

We can only pick up in the following towns:  Burlington, Lexington, Lynnfield, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn.  For liability reasons, we will not enter a home to pick up donations.  Items must be in an accessible outside area (garage, driveway, curb etc.).

If you have spoken with us, please click here to submit upholstered furniture pictures.

New Bedding Needed

You can purchase bedding and drop them off at our Reading location.  Or we can do the shopping with your generous donation.

Items Accepted for Donation

Furniture – No Glass

Bureaus/Dressers (max 5′ wide, 5′ height)


Adjustable Metal Bed Frames

Kitchen/Dining Chairs and Table (max. table length 54″ without leaves, must be 2+ chairs, no pedestal tables)

Coffee and End tables

Bookcases (max height 5′)

Student Desks (max width 3′)

TV Stands (NOT entertainment centers)

The following items require a photo sent to before scheduling:

Sofa/Loveseats (not sleepers or recliners, max 3 seats for sofas and 2 seats for loveseats)

Living Room Chairs

Recliner Chairs

Lift Chairs


Pots and Pans


Everyday Dishes (Corelle)

Glasses (dishwasher safe)

Mugs (dishwasher and microwave safe)

Baking Pans

Mixing Bowls

Coffee Makers/Tea Kettles

Toasters/Toaster Ovens


NEW Dish Towels/Pot Holders


Grocery Store Gift Cards

Linens (only NEW linens accepted)

NEW Bed Pillows

NEW Full/Queen Sheets

NEW Full/Queen Blankets

NEW Full/Queen Comforters

NEW Twin Sheets

NEW Twin Blankets

NEW Twin Comforters

NEW Towels/Face Cloths

Children’s Items

Books in English & Spanish


Pack ‘n Plays

Household Items

Lamps with Shades

Upright Vacuums

Clocks/Alarm Clocks

Irons/Ironing Boards

These Items Are NOT Accepted

Furniture (cannot accept)

Sleep/Recliner/Sectional Sofas

Headboards and Footboards

Entertainment Centers

TV Cabinets

Mattresses and Box Springs

Platform Beds/Trundle Beds

Folding Cots/Rollaway Beds

Bunk Bed Frames

Office Desks/Office Furniture

Rocking Chairs


Bar Stools

Electronics (cannot accept)

Large Appliances (e.g. refrigerator)

Air Conditioners



Computers, Monitors, Printers

Children’s Items (cannot accept)


Car Seats

Toddler Beds

Children’s Furniture


Stuffed Animals

Miscellaneous (cannot accept)

Clothing (except new winter coats accepted
November 1-April 1 for Coat Drive


Holiday Decorations

Electric Blankets

Duvet Covers

Rugs of Any Size

Curtains, Drapes, and Rods

Window Shades/Blinds

Yard Sale Leftovers

Décor Accessories

Metal Trim Dishes

Stemware/Wine Glasses



Pressure Cookers

Hope Chests

Medical (cannot accept)

Walkers, Commodes, and Crutches

Donation Drop-Off

Please call to schedule an appointment to drop-off your donation. Leave a voice message if we are unable to take your call. We return every call.

Hours and Location
Monday through Friday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Mission of Deeds Inc.
6 Chapin Avenue, Reading, MA 01867

Donation Pick-Up

Our pick-up of donated items is scheduled by appointment only. Please call 781.944.9797 to review what you have and to schedule your pick-up.

All donated goods must be able to be easily carried by two people.

We reserve the right to decline items that we know will not be suitable for our clients’ needs. If you have any questions, please call.