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Donation Guidelines


Open Door Exchange is dedicated to treating all of our guests with dignity and respect.


One of the ways we do this is by providing a selection of quality furniture that our guests would be proud to own.

Please only donate items that you would feel comfortable giving to family or friends. Everyone deserves to have a home that feels safe and dignified. 

All items must be in good condition.

What does this mean?

  • All items must be completely pest-free and come from a smoke-free household. 

  • All items should be clean. This means free from pet hair, mold, mildew, and stains. 

  • All personal affects must be removed from dressers or other storage containers. 

  • All upholstered items (sofas, chairs etc.) should be free from stains, rips, and excessive discoloration. 

  • Wood items should be free from excessive chips, fading, and watermarks. 

  • Items must not be broken or missing parts/hardware. 

Items Accepted

Dressers (Not exceeding 5ft in length)  and nightstands. 

Cabinets, chests, bookcases, and other small storage pieces. 

Excluding: entertainment hutches, armoires and china cabinets. 

Sofas/couches, loveseats, sectionals, armchairs, ottomans/footstools

Coffee tables and end tables. 

Small desks ( children's and adult's)

Metal bed frames, headboards, footboards, bed rails, bed slats, platform beds.

Kitchen tables and chairs. 

Artwork, mirrors, and lamps (table and floor). 

Items Not Accepted

Used mattresses, sleeper sofas, and futons. 

Cribs, high chairs, bassinets, strollers, and other baby items. 

Kitchen appliances (microwaves, toasters, coffee machines, etc.) 

Televisions and other electronics. 

Pianos and other musical instruments. 

Large entertainment units or hutches, TV stands, armoires, and china cabinets. 

 Large executive-style desks. 

Outdoor furniture, including wicker pieces. 

Clothing and books. 

Household items such as dishware, linens, and knick-knacks.

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