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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Extra volunteer hands are always needed to help staff the warehouse!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.