Donations of Any Item

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This list will help you find a home
for just about any donation!

St. Francis Altar Society Annual Rummage Sale happens every June. Look for collection dates in the FORUM, our Sunday bulletin

Your clean, usable household items, furniture, or clothes can be donated to:

Clothes:  clothing drives at St. Francis

Friends in Deed: Furniture Line 734-484-7607 or  Items needed: cribs and other household furniture including adult beds.

Habitat ReStore - Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, 734-822-1530 or
170 Aprill Drive, Suite A, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103.

The Salvation Army: 734-668-8353 or for furniture pick-up service 734-729-3939

St. Vincent dePaul Store: 734-761-1400 or

Thrift Shop Ann Arbor: 734-662-6771;

Thrift Shop Ypsilanti: 734-483-1226;

HERO: 734-975-6849  or,  A HERO donation box is located in front of St. Francis church, for reusable clothing and shoes. HERO (Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization)

House by the Side of the Road: 734-484-7272; at: 153 Elder Street, Ypsilanti, MI  48197;

Homeless - Shelter Association of Washtenaw County: 734-662-2829 or Items needed: blankets, hats, gloves and backpacks or duffel bags. Can also sleeping bags, towels, washcloths, socks, foot powder (both medicated and non-medicated). Gently used items can be brought to 312 W. Huron, block west of downtown Ann Arbor. Staff is available to accept your contribution every day from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. 

ArborVitae Women’s Center: 625 E. Liberty St., lower level, 734-994-8863, by referral only, from your case worker or pastor get free sleeping equipment: used cribs and bassinets.

Hope Clinic Ypsilanti: 734-484-2989 or Items needed: infant formula, baby food and diapers, unexpired, unopened and un-recalled diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food are accepted.
Donating your gently used, un-recalled crib could actually save a life! Anyone with a crib or bassinet to donate should call 734-994-8863 or In Washtenaw County alone, 6 infant deaths in 2010 were related to unsafe sleeping practices.

ReUse Center Shop (734-222-7880) & Recycle Ann Arbor (734.662.6288);  2420 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; 

Purple Heart (734-728-4560) 

Medical Equipment
Center for Independent Living (CIL): 734-971-0277

Partners in Personal Assistance (PPA) 734-214-3890  

Emmanuel Lutheran Church 734-482-7121, 201 N. River, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197

Neighborhood Senior Services: 734-712-7775

Memorial Christian Church: Ann Arbor, 734-662-4245

World Medical Relief: Detroit, 313-866-5333

Faith in Action: Chelsea, 734-475-3305

Bethlehem United Church of Christ: Ann Arbor, 734-665-6149

Friends In Deed, 734-484-4357, Help Line Monday-Friday from 9:30 am - Noon. Ask for their Medical Loan Closet Resource List.

Hearing Aids 
The Starkey Hearing Foundation:  Repurpose those old, used, no longer used hearing aids.  Hearing loss creates profound isolation for many who experience it.  Package carefully, include your name and address and Mail to:  Hear Now Donation, 6700 Washington Ave S., Eden Prairie, MN 55344.  All donations tax deductible.   800-328-8602

Eye Glasses
Onesight:  Donate your used eyeglasses.

Groceries and Food Pantries
The Back Door Food Pantry, 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Food Gatherers: 734-761-2796,, 1731 Dhu Varren Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105,

Northside Community Center of Catholic Social Services: 734-662-4462,, 815 Taylor Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Directions 1: Start out going West on E STADIUM BLVD.;  2: Turn RIGHT onto PACKARD ST.;  3: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto  N DIVISION ST.;  4: Turn a SLIGHT RIGHT it becomes BEAKES ST.;  5: BEAKES ST becomes BROADWAY ST.;  6: Turn LEFT onto MOORE ST.;  7: Turn RIGHT onto PONTIAC TRL.;  8: Turn RIGHT onto TAYLOR ST.

Hope Clinic, Inc., Ypsilanti  734-484-2989,,  Directions to HOPE Center - Ypsilanti: Take Michigan Ave. (or Washtenaw Ave.) turn right (South) on Hamilton turn right (West) on Harriet St. to 518 Harriet, Ypsilanti; or take I-94 to Ypsilanti's Huron St. Exit turn left (North) on Huron St. turn left (West) on Harriet St. to 518 Harriet.

The Salvation Army, Ann Arbor: 734-668-8353,, 100 Arbana Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103  Directions: to The Salvation Army - Ann Arbor -take Stadium past the UofM Stadium to Seventh Street. Make a right on Seventh and then a left on West Huron. The first street to the right is Arbana - turn left. The Salvation Army is on the corner of Arbana and W. Huron.


Leftovers from a Meal
Alpha House Shelter, 4290 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor 48103; (734-822-0220)  

Friends of the Master House, 617 Washtenaw, Ypsilanti MI  48197:   734-961-8400  or

The Catholic Worker House, called Mercy House,  805 West Huron Street, Ann Arbor  MI  48103;  313-408-5196  or
St. Louis Center, 16195 Old US 12, Chelsea  MI  48118:  734-475-8430 or
Staples Family Center, 3660 Packard St.,  Ann Arbor, MI 48108: 734-761-7750 or 

Car Donations
Learn more here.


Donation of Religious Items
St. Francis Religious Education Office  stfreled [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org  Religious Education office at 734-821-2130
St. Francis Annual Rummage Sale


Recycle E-Waste
GreenTech Recyclers:  If it plugs in or runs on batteries, GreenTech can recycle it! They also accept VCR tapes, audio tapes, DVDs, CDs, chargers/cords/cables/wires, video games, car batteries, phones, office equipment, metals and metal fixtures, power tools, etc.   Note: All sensitive data your equipment may contain will be completely destroyed. All equipment is recycled according to EPA, State, and Federal guidelines and regulations.   Why recycle your electronics? Our gadgets have components that contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. Recycling keeps these hazardous materials out of our landfills and our water. And honoring our commitment to social justice, GreenTech Recyclers not only guarantees that 100% of the equipment will never enter a landfill, but also that it will not be exported to developing countries or rely on prison labor for processing.    GreenTech Recyclers: