donateNYC Partners

donateNYC encourages New Yorkers to support these nonprofit partners in their important reuse activities and social missions:



Refoundry’s mission is to help reduce the 2.2 million-person US prison population and the 75% recidivism rate by empowering the people most affected by our criminal justice system to transform their lives and become leaders and economic engines in their communities. The organization trains formerly incarcerated people to repurpose discarded materials into home furnishings and then incubates participants into their own business and/or career track. In alpha and beta programs, Refoundry helped participants launch 10 businesses that now employ over 125 people from their respective communities.

donateNYC Partner Fact: Founded in 2015, Refoundry’s model expects to cover 70% of program costs and seed money for entrepreneurs through sales of products and services produced in training.


Accepted Donations:

  • Architectural Salvage
  • Art Supplies
  • Building & Construction Materials
  • Fabric & Textiles
  • Household & Office Furniture
  • Ornamental metal
  • Tools and machines
  • Vehicles (for deliveries)

Donations Not Accepted:

Refoundry only accepts materials they can use for production into other home furnishings and accessories, and that fit within the aesthetic and/or use of their program. They do not currently accept upholstered items.

Pick-Up Service: No

Location & Contact

Brooklyn Navy Yard - Building 293
63 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205