Corporate and Bulk Donations

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Your donations are vital to our ability to serve 900 households a year in Richmond and surrounding areas. If you have large quantities of product to donate, consider giving them to CARITAS so they may benefit a family in need. In-kind donations from our community partners are crucial to our operation.  To provide a home starter kit set up to each family referred to us, so we need over 50 semi-loads of inventory donated every year.

WHO DOES THIS APPLY TO?

  • Hotels (guest room items, lobby furniture and banquet halls)
  • Retailers and Manufacturers (includes new and discontinued items)
  • Restaurants (i.e. tables, chairs, dishes, glassware, silverware)
  • Corporate (i.e. lunchroom, cafeteria and lobby furniture, product)
  • Faith-based Organizations (i.e. banquet halls and rummage sale leftovers)

WHAT DOES CARITAS ACCEPT?

NEXT STEPS:

  1. Determine what items will be accepted and how to get them to CARITAS. Call Michael Gordon, Procurement & Special Project Manger at 804-887-1593 or complete the pick-up form. We’ll want to know the following information:
    • Main contact name and email/phone
    • Location of items (Address)
    • Description of items
    • Do you wish to have a pick up? Do you have dock door?
  2. Decide between option 1 or option 2 below.

OPTION 1: DROP-OFF AT CARITAS

  • Bulk donations need to be scheduled with the Procurement Manager via phone:  804-887-1593.
  • Donations accepted: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  CARITAS is closed on weekends and all major holidays.
  • CARITAS accepts donations at our Richmond, VA warehouse at 1125 Commerce Road.
  • Your donation is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt at the time of donation.

Furniture bank movers moving dresserOPTION 2: ARRANGE FOR CARITAS TO PICK UP

Need help getting your items to CARITAS? Contact Furniture Bank Procurement Manager Michael Gordon at 804-887-1593 to schedule a ONE-TIME PICKUP of reusable items or arrange for a RECURRING pickup.

  • All acceptable items need to be sorted and ready to load.
  • Your donation is tax-deductible.  You will receive a receipt at the time of donation.

WILL CARITAS TURN DOWN DONATIONS?

It is important to CARITAS that we provide quality, essential furniture and household good items to families served by our programs. Therefore, we are unable to accept items that are not on our accepted donations list and/or are stained, ripped, torn, and/or include pet hair. Team members have the right to refuse items that don’t meet our quality standard.

 

WHERE CAN I TAKE THE ITEMS I WANT TO DONATE BUT AREN’T ACCEPTED BY CARITAS?

If you want to donate an item but CARITAS doesn’t accept it, here are a few options:

  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
    3807 Mechanicsville Turnpike
    (804) 497-8779
    Opens at 10:00 AM
  • Love of Jesus Thrift Store South
    5503 Midlothian Turnpike
    (804) 230-4144
    Open until 6:00 PM
  • Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
    1901 Roane Street
    (804) 232-7001
    Open until 5:00 PM