Clothing, Linens, Household Items, and Furniture
Clothing, household items, and furniture that are no longer of use to you but are still in good condition may be donated for use by someone else. In all cases items items must be in good working order. This means:
No broken pieces (must be in full working condition)
Local Drop-off Locations
Clothing, linens, and household items
Goodwill at Crosby’s Market, 211 Sudbury Road
Red Cross at Papa Razzi Restaurant, 768 Elm Street and at the West Concord MBTA parking lot
St Vincent DePaul at West Concord MBTA parking lot
Household items, furniture, and appliances
Household Goods Recycling Ministry
Acton - 978-635-1763
A number or organizations will pickup up materials at your home if you have a large enough quantity. Below is information on a number of organizations:
Big Brother, Big Sister
Materials collected: Furniture, clothing, household items.
Sells everything in bulk to a for-profit thrift store chain called "Savers". Uses the funds to support their mentor program.
Materials collected: Clothing, household items, furniture
Sells everything in bulk to a for profit thrift store chan called "Savers". Funds are used for research, scholarships, job placement, outreach and education.
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
Materials collected: Furniture, linens, and household items
A clearinghouse for formerly homeless individuals who need furniture and household items for new residences.
Morgan Memorial Goodwill
Materials collected: Furniture, household items, linens, clothing. Goodwill operates an extensive donation processing center which serves as a training program for disadvantaged and disabled individuals. Donations are sold at Goodwill thrift stores.
St. Vincent De Paul
Materials Accepted: Furniture and household items.
Donated items are given directly to people in need. Excess items are sold at St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores to generate funds for rent, medical, and fuel assistance programs.
Materials Collected: Furniture and household items
Revenue generated by sales at the salvation army thrift stores benefit the adult rehabilitation center in Saugus.
Books and Magazines
Various organizations accept books and magazines for reuse or resale. Books with outdated inforamtion or in poor condition in most cases should be disposed of. Most recycling programs that accept mixed paper will accept hardcover books that have had their covers removed (covers must be disposed of as trash) and paperback books.
The Concord Free Library
The Concord Library accepts adult and children's books for resale at their annual book sale, and magazines for their magazine swap.
Books are accepted July – April, magazines are accepted year round.
- No older text books or books with outdated information
- No books with mildew or in poor condition
- No magazines more then six months old (except Gourmet, Antiques, or other magazines of lasting value)
Concord Woman's Club
The Concord Woman's Club accpets used books that are sold at their stand at Crosby's Market. Funds from book sales are used to support their scholarship fund. Contact Dottie Heath at 978-318-5817 to arrange for drop-off of donations.
The Concord Prison accepts used books for inmates.978-318-1430
The Goodwill at Crosby's Market gladely accepts used books.
Secondhand Bookstores in Concord
Barrow Book Store
79 Main Street
Books with a Past
17 Walden Street
Twice Told Tales
79 Commonwealth Ave.