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 refuse anything that would not suit our clientsPlease print our guidelines.

New Linens Needed

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

Items Accepted for Donation


Bureaus/Dressers (not excessively large)


Metal Bed Frames

Kitchen/Dining Chairs and Table (max. 54 in. long without leaves)

Sofa/Loveseats (not sleepers or recliners)

Living Room Chairs

Recliner Chairs

Coffee and End tables


Student Desks


Pots and Pans




Baking Pans

Mixing Bowls

Coffee Makers/Tea Kettles

Toasters/Toaster Ovens


Dish Towels/Pot Holders

Linens (only NEW linens accepted)

Bed Pillows

Full/Queen Sheets

Full/Queen Blankets

Full/Queen Comforters

Twin Sheets

Twin Blankets

Twin Comforters

Towels/Face Cloths

Children’s Items

Books in English & Spanish


Toddler Beds

Pack ‘n Plays

Household Items

Lamps with Shades

Microwave Ovens


Framed Artwork


Irons/Ironing Boards


These Items Are NOT Accepted

Furniture (can’t accept)

Mattresses and Box Springs

Sleep Sofas/Recliner Sofas

Platform Beds/Trundle Beds

Folding Cots/Rollaway Beds

Bunk Bed Frames

Office Desks/Office Furniture

Headboards or Footboards

Rocking Chairs

Bar Stools

Electronics (can’t accept)

Large Appliances (i.e., refrigerator)

Air Conditioners



Computers, Monitors, Printers

Children’s Items (can’t accept)


Car Seats

Children’s Furniture (except toddler beds & pack ‘n plays)


Stuffed Animals

Miscellaneous (can’t accept)

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


Out-of-Season 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

Medical (can’t accept)

Walkers, Commodes, Crutches (wheelchairs occasionally accepted)

Mission of Deeds

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.