OPEN DOOR EXCHANGE
We believe that furniture is an often-overlooked essential for people who are seeking stability and a better future.
Furniture allows a family to eat together sitting at a table.
Furniture gives children a place to do homework.
Furniture provides the opportunity to invite guests into one’s home.
Furniture is necessary for a good night’s sleep.
Too many families on Long Island are living in homes without the most basic furniture, and many people have furniture to share. Through one open door into another equals good environmental stewardship!
Founded in January 2015, we are an outreach program of the Setauket Presbyterian Church that seeks to redistribute good quality furniture to those in need. We accept donations of essential household furnishings and offer them free of charge to individuals who need assistance turning their living space into a comfortable home. We partner with other Long Island nonprofits, who refer recipients to us. Rather than being unnecessarily discarded, good furniture is given new life, benefiting both our neighbors and our environment. Our warehouse is located in Port Jefferson Station. Individuals and families referred to us can make an appointment to come to the warehouse and choose the furniture that they need. We offer the dignity of selecting one’s own furnishings.
DO YOU CHARGE A FEE FOR YOUR SERVICES?
No, all of our services are provided free of charge.
DO YOU PICK UP?
Yes, pick-ups are scheduled two times per month. We will pick up furniture from locations north to south between Mt. Sinai-Patchogue Rd. and Rt. 111. Furniture to be picked-up must be either outside the house or easily accessible in a garage. We cannot move furniture from within a home.
DO YOU DELIVER?
No, we do not deliver apart from under exceptional circumstances.
Furniture must be taken on the same day as your appointment.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A PICK UP?
Please contact us using the information below to schedule a pick up.
WHAT ITEMS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept donations of basic household furniture in good condition. We are especially in need of:
Basic living room furniture
Small kitchen tables and chairs
At this time, we do not accept the following items:
Large entertainment units or hutches
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING DUE TO COVID19?
Open Door Exchange is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including requiring the wearing of face coverings, reducing the number of persons in our warehouse at any one time, enhancing sanitation procedures, and requiring volunteers and clients to answer health history screening questions before entering our warehouse. All furniture will be quarantined for at least 72 hours after it has been donated.