donateNYC Partners

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

Stop 'N' Swap

Stop 'N' Swap

GrowNYC improves New York City's quality of life through a variety of programs including Greenmarkets, school and community gardens, hands-on environmental education, and recycling programming.

Since 2007, GrowNYC’s Stop ‘N’ Swap® community reuse events have provided free opportunities for New Yorkers to find new homes for usable items they no longer need. Participants simply bring portable, reusable items to give, and take items that they can put to good use. No one is required to give anything in order to get something. Leftover items are recycled or donated locally to the extent possible. Stop ‘N’ Swap® helps residents reduce and reuse right where they live, helping to minimize their contribution to landfills and prevent the waste that comes from the production, packaging, and transportation required to get new things.

donateNYC Partner Fact: In 2017, GrowNYC’s Stop ‘N’ Swap® hosted 52 community swap events and reused over 111,000 pounds of goods.


Accepted Donations:

  • Musical Instruments
  • Shoes/Footwear
  • Media
  • Hearing Aids
  • Household Goods
  • Jewelry
  • Small Appliances
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Video Games
  • Books
  • Cell Phones
  • Bicycles & Accessories
  • Bedding & Linens
  • Art
  • Art Supplies
  • Children's Products
  • Infant/Toddler Products
  • Eye Glasses
  • Fabric & Textiles
  • Food
  • Electronics
  • Computers & Peripherals
  • Clothing Accessories
  • Clothing: All Types

Donations Not Accepted:

  • Large furniture
  • Any broken items
  • Tube televisions
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Sharp objects (knives)
  • Expired or open food
  • Unsealed personal care products
  • Ripped or stained clothing
  • Incomplete toys or games

Pick-Up Service: No

Location & Contact

Please visit for more details on swap locations.