Donating Goods?

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.  We will not enter a home to pick up donations as our volunteers are not professional movers.  Items must be in an accessible outside area (garage, driveway, curb etc.).

To submit photos for items that require one, you may text 781-944-9797, e-mail or submit via Facebook messenger.

If an item is not listed below, we cannot accept it.  Thank you for understanding.

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

Bold items require a photo prior to scheduling a free pickup.  Photos can be e-mailed to or submitted via Facebook.

Furniture – No Glass/No Marble

Bureaus/Dressers (max 5′ wide, 5′ height, NO mirror)


Adjustable Metal Bed Frames (NO Headboards and NO Footboards)

Kitchen/Dining Table (max. table length 54″ without leaves, no pedestal tables)

Kitchen/Dining Chairs (2 or more matching chairs)

Coffee and End tables

Bookcases (max height 5′)

Student Desks (max width 3′)

TV Stands (NO entertainment centers)

Sofa/Loveseats (NO sleepers or recliners, max 3 seats for sofas and 2 seats for loveseats)

Living Room Chairs

Recliner Chairs

Lift Chairs

Linens (only NEW linens accepted)

NEW Bed Pillows

NEW Twin/Full/Queen Sheets

NEW Twin/Full/Queen Blankets

NEW Twin/Full/Queen Comforters

NEW Towels


Pots and Pans


Everyday Dishes (microwave and dishwasher safe)

Glasses (dishwasher safe; NO stemware)

Mugs (microwave and dishwasher safe)

Baking Pans

Mixing Bowls

Coffee Makers/Tea Kettles

Toasters/Toaster Ovens


NEW Dish Towels/Pot Holders

Microwaves/Air Fryers

Household Items

Lamps with Shades

Upright Vacuums

Clocks/Alarm Clocks

Irons/Ironing Boards

Children’s Items

Books in English, Spanish, or Portuguese


Donation Drop-Off

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.