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Moving June 1st and can’t take it all?

Plan ahead and arrange a free pickup. Someone's gonna love your stuff.

  1. Email pictures of your good-condition furniture to donations@mahomeless.org. 

  2. Schedule a pickup for the end of May.


    The MA Coalition for the Homeless has set special pickup days in Cambridge at the end of May! They take Kitchen Tables & Chairs, Couches & Sofa Chairs, Ottomans, Hutches, End Tables, Coffee Tables, Bed Frames, Dressers, Bookshelves, Cabinets, Rugs, and other household goods. Also, Your gently used furniture will help low-income and formerly homeless families and individuals furnish their apartments at no cost to them. Items must be clean and usable.
  3. Special May dates for in-home collection of your good-condition furniture:

    Your Collection Day

     

    Furniture Pickup Days

    Monday Fri 5/16 & Fri 5/23
    Tuesday Mon 5/19 & Fri 5/23
    Wednesday Tue 5/20 & Wed 5/28
    Thursday Wed 5/21 & Thu 5/29
    Friday Thu 5/22 & Fri 5/30
  4. Year-round, you can get a free pickup of good-condition furniture, just email pictures to donations@mahomeless.org.

 

Other Pickup & Drop-Off Options

Here are other organizations that offer free pickup and drop-off or your living, dining and bedroom furniture in good-condition furniture. Most only require 1-2 weeks’ notice for pick up. And, you might even be able to get a tax deduction. Short on time? Check out our partners’ websites for drop-off locations, hours, and to check that they will accept your donation. Organizations marked with * take mattresses.

Salvation Army*
For free pickup use their online pickup form or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Boomerangs
For free pickup use their online form or call (617) 309-7220.
Drop-off good items at 563 Mass Ave, Cambridge from 12 noon-7pm.

Aid to Incacerated Mothers*
For free pickup call (617) 536-0058.

MIT Student Furniture Exchange 
For free pick up of large donations only email fx@mit.edu or call (617) 253-4293. 
Drop-off good items at 350 Brookline St, Cambridge Tues/Thurs 10am-4pm and 1st Saturday of the month 10am-1pm. No mattresses, box springs, drop-side cribs, used stuffed animals, or old TVs.

Epilepsy Foundation
For free pickup use their online form or call (888) 322-8209.
Drop-off good items at Savers in West Roxbury, 1230 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm.

Wish Project*
Open hours: 9am-2pm: Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 978-441-WISH (9474)
Accepts clean, stain-free mattresses and beds including bunk beds trundle sets, toddler beds, cribs (fixed side), cots. No king sized and no platform beds. Directions to 1A Foundry St, Lowell: Rt 3 to 495 to Lowell Connector to Plain St. south for 0.4 miles. Turn Right Foundry St.

Last Minute Options?

If you’ve totally put this off till the last minute and can’t arrange for a heroic pick up, you have other options:

  • Sell or give good-condition stuff away for free at Craig’s List or Freecycle. Postings are free, most do better with a photo. Last resort, put a “Curb Alert” notice on Craig’s List with a photo, noting what time it will be at the curb for trash collection (no earlier than 6pm the day before), an exact location and you’ll be shocked how quickly it’ll disappear!

  • The city trash crews will pick up ONE piece of furniture per week. Remember, it’s heading to the landfill or incinerator if you choose this route, so, if it’s usable and is in good condition, please see what you can do to arrange a rescue! If it’s a ripped, torn, stained, about-to-fall-apart mess…unfortunately it probably is trash!

 

 

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Phone:617.349.4800
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617.349.4866
rmail@cambridgema.gov

 

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