Local charities to donate items

Updated: May 24, 2020

Hopes Closet

Provides clothing and items free of charge to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Kentuckiana.

Please click the link for the most updated list of current needs.

Cabbage Patch Settlement House

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit Christian organization. Our mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth and their families to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential. In 2020, The Patch celebrates its 110th year of changing lives. Please visit the link for the most updated list of their current needs.

Choices Inc.

Choices, Inc. is creating a place to call home for homeless women and families through hope, opportunity, motivation, and empowerment.

Please click the link for the most updated list of their current needs.

Family Scholar House

The mission of Family Scholar House is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency.

Please click the link for the most updated list of their current needs.


Goodwill Industries of Kentucky helps people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. We give people a hand up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck and achieving self-sufficiency. Learn more about our strategic plan that guides the important work we’re doing for Kentuckians! Be sure to check out goodwillky.org for a list of locations Partnerships of Goodwill:

Center for Women and Families

Barren River Area Safe Space (BRASS) FoodChain Gateway House Georgetown Housing Authority The Healing Place Kentucky Career Center Men’s Addiction Recovery Campus Louisville Metro Department of Corrections United Way of Central Kentucky Volunteers of America Mid-States Louisville Community Financial Empowerment Network Lexington VA Health Care System

House of Ruth

House of Ruth is made up of 16 full-time and 8 part-time staff, a volunteer Board of Directors, and about 125 volunteers who give their all every day to fulfill our mission — providing housing and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Family and household stability

Hunger and food insecurity

Veteran Services

Culinary Arts Training Program

Summer Camp

Youth Programs

Emergency Disaster Services

Community Worship Services

Angel Tree Program

Fight for Good

Please visit the link above for more information and locations

Wayside Christian Mission

Continuing to serve as one of Louisville's main safety nets, Wayside Christian Mission tackles the root causes of homelessness using a proven holistic approach.  Alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, and a lack of education and/or vocational skills are among the leading causes of homelessness.  By addressing the primary causes of homelessness in a nurturing, caring environment, those bound by poverty and addiction have been able to return to the community as sober, self-supporting citizens. 

Wayside Christian has 2 Thrift store locations in Louisville on Galene Dr. (J-town) and Poplar Level Road

For more information please visit the link


Donation Town is the internet’s best resource for donating clothing and other household goods to charity.

We started developing this website in September 2008 as an online directory of charities that offer donation pick up service. It became apparent that people needed a resource devoted entirely to the charitable donations of clothing and other household goods. There are plenty of great websites out there that focus on donating money to charity, but practically no websites devoted to the donation of non-cash items. DonationTown.org is here to change that!

For more information, please visit the link.

Habitat ReStore

Money raised by ReStore supports Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville in its mission of creating affordable home ownership opportunities.  Habitat ReStore strives to provide quality merchandise at excellent values to our customers. This saves tons of perfectly good materials from going into our landfill.

Hikes Point ReStore no dowing online shopping, curbside pick up and accepting drop off donations

Please visit the link for the most updated list of their current needs.

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville partners with individuals and families in crisis and helps them navigate a path to stabilize their lives and reach their full potential.

Reopens for donations on May 20th

Please visit the link for more information


What started out as a family school project has turned into a growing grass roots charity. At the start of its 14th year, Blanket Louisville has collected over 100,000+ new and gently used blankets, which have been donated to various homeless shelters in Louisville.

Please visit the link for more information.

Fed with Faith

Fed with Faith is a non-profit organization in existence to provide food, shelter, supplies and support to our communities indigent families and homeless population. We help all who need it with a special focus of at-risk youth 18-21.

Please click the link for more information.

The Coalition for the Homeless

The coalition for the homeless is a non profit organization with a mission to advocate for people who are homeless and for the prevention and elimination of homelessness.

Please visit the link for more information

Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seedhas been planted to help heal the wounds of abuse through counseling, education, and support.

Located in Floyds Knobs and Sellersburg in Indiana

Please visit the link for more information

Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.)

DAV OFFICIAL MISSION STATEMENT We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

For more information please visit the link

V.A. Hospital

Since 1952, Robley Rex VAMC has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 150,000 veterans living in a 35-county area of the Kentuckiana area.

For more information please visit the link

Catholic Charities of Louisville, inc

Catholic Charities of Louisville is the social-service arm of the Archdiocese of Louisville. We provide help and create hope for the poor and vulnerable through a wide range of programs, assisting clients of all races, backgrounds and beliefs. Our service area includes 24 counties throughout Central Kentucky. Catholic Charities of Louisville was established in 1939 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) human service organization in 1993. It is one of over 160 Catholic Charities USA social service agencies in the United States. Please click the link for more information

Kentucky Refugee Ministries has temporarily halted their pick up and drop off donations due to Covid-19

Dress for Success Louisville is temporarily closed to the public due to Covid-19

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