In-Kind Donations

Please select your area of interest below for information on how to donate quality, reusable goods and services in that category. For additional in-kind donation opportunities, visit NYC Service or email the Mayor's Fund.

Animal Supplies

NYC's Animal Care and Control centers rescue approximately 43,000 homeless and abandoned animals each year. Donate dog and cat canned food and toys, pet carriers, pet beds, aquarium tanks, disposable feeding trays, thick blankets and towels, laundry detergent, bleach, among many other things. All donations to AC&C are tax deductible as permissible by law.

See the complete list of items in need

Arts Supplies

Materials for the Arts, a program of the Department of Cultural Affairs, provides over 2,800 cultural organizations and public schools with supplies they need and helps to preserve our environment by distributing reusable goods. Some items in constant demand include paper, posterboard, and frames. For pick-up and drop-off information, call 718-729-2065 or email donations@mfta.nyc.gov. Extra volunteer hands are always needed to help staff the warehouse!

Baby, Children's & Maternity Items

The City's Family Justice Centers serve victims of domestic violence and their families and provide the help they need to begin to rebuild their lives. Baby products, maternity clothes and toiletries are always in demand. For more information on how to make a donation, please call 718-250-5113 for the Brooklyn Center; 718-575-4545 for the Queens Center; 718-508-1222 for the Bronx Center; or visit the donation page on their website.

Cell Phones

The Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence provides an environmentally safe way to dispose of old wireless cell phones and to help victims of domestic violence. Cell phones and accessories from any carrier can be donated at any Verizon Wireless store. The phones will be refurbished or sold through the Verizon's HopeLine Recycling Program to support domestic violence services. A portion of funds received through this program will help support the City's Family Justice Centers in Brooklyn and Queens. For store locations and additional information, visit the Verizon's Hopeline Recycling Program's website.

Food

The City's Family Justice Centers accept non-perishable food items for their clients. Appropriate food items - such as canned goods, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, or crackers - are often in high demand at the Centers. For more information on how to make a donation, please call 718-250-5113 for the Brooklyn Center; 718-575-4545 for the Queens Center; 718-508-1222 for the Bronx Center; or visit the donation page on their website.

Office Equipment

Materials for the Arts distributes donated new and reusable furniture and equipment to public schools and organizations throughout the five boroughs. Most wanted items include: chairs, especially office chairs; computers (no more than four years old) and related items including scanners, printers, and fax machines; projectors, screens and video equipment. Other in demand household items include irons, dishes, silverware, vases, lamps, wallpaper and decorating supplies, and miscellaneous items such as ladders and telephones. For pick-up and drop-off information, please call 718-729-2065 or email donations@mfta.nyc.gov.


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