Where to make spring cleaning donations in San Diego

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Spring has sprung, and as we put winter behind us, it’s time to say out with the old. It’s also a season of rebirth, so if you’re cleaning out like-new or gently used items, why not give them some new life? In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up a few San Diego County organizations that accept donated items, help locals in need + support community causes.

📦 Large Hauls

If you’ve got a lot to give, like clothing, furniture, appliances, entertainment + toys, these organizations provide reused goods at affordable prices.


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👕 Clothing

  • San Diego Rescue Mission relies on donations of clothing + linens to provide individuals dealing with housing insecurities a place to stay.
  • Sharia’s Closet in College East provides clothes + diapers to families dealing with emergency situations.
  • Out of the Closet in Hillcrest accepts clothing, furniture, and homegoods for resale — 96 cents of every $1 raised goes toward HIV testing + care.
  • Have professional outfits? Donate them to help a student gain job experience at USD’s Torero Closet + The Stand at San Diego Mesa College.

🍽️ Kitchenware

  • Kitchens for Good Shop in Pacific Beach accepts cooking + baking supplies that are underused or can be reused.

🧩 Childcare

  • Birthline of San Diego accepts childcare supplies + clothing to provide resources to parents in need.
  • Bridge of Hope SD helps families enduring transition. In addition to clothing + furniture, this is a great place to donate toys with more life left in them.

💻 Technology

  • If you have usable tech like laptops, TVs, scanners, or smartphones, Computers 2 Kids San Diego collects technology for educational use.
  • Not sure if you can use those items? San Diego Futures Foundation will put your tech to good use or recycle it responsibly when it’s unusable.

🛋️ Furniture

🩸 Blood

  • Don’t have much to get rid of? The San Diego Blood Bank is always in need of blood if you are able to donate.