Goods And Clothing

For clothes and small household items:

Due to a lack of storage space, the only items of clothing we are taking at this time are winter coats and jackets for children and adults (no XL-XXL sizes, please), mittens and gloves, scarves and hats. All items must be new or gently-used and clean (no pet hair). We will consider donations of new, seasonal clothing items besides winter clothing, but please email before dropping off any items.

For all other clothing and household items, including our community partner, Central Park United Methodist Church (216 Beard Avenue in North Buffalo near Amherst and Main), provides a free clothing and household goods distribution ministry for our clients. Clara's Closet is located on the lower level of the church.

Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday from 10:00am - 1:00pm (Please check their website before dropping off donations.)

Clients can access Clara's Closet to shop on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:30am - 1:00pm.

Follow Clara's Closet on Facebook for frequent updates or go to the Clara's Closet website. Please direct all calls and inquiries regarding clothing and small household goods to Clara's Closet.

For donation drives:

We are always interested in businesses, faith groups, and schools interested in doing donation drives for our refugee clients. It could be coats, socks, umbrellas, baby wipes, diapers, cleaning or school supplies, or other items. Let’s get creative! Please email us at and tell us your ideas, and we can share with you items that are in particular need.

For furniture:

Journey's End accepts donations of couches, kitchen tables, chairs, and other household items that are clean and in good condition. PLEASE - no furniture from households with smokers or pets. We provide our clients with furniture that is not stained, damaged, or torn. Pick-ups occur during the week, and there are no pick-ups on Saturday or Sunday.

If you would like to have someone pick up furniture from your location, please call (716) 783-5979 or send an email to describing your items, preferably with a photo, along with your phone number, and someone will get back to you within 5- working days. You will receive a quicker response using email to contact us.

Journey's End DOES NOT accept:

  • Large TV/ entertainment centers
  • Hutches, china cabinets or credenzas
  • Filing cabinets
  • Futons
  • Old computer tables
  • Used computers
  • Old televisions
  • Sofa beds
  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Head boards or bed frames
  • Large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, etc.)

Journey's End is accepting donations on a very limited basis at this time.

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2495 Main Street - Suite 530 - Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 882-4963 | Fax: (716) 882-4977