DONATE GOODS AND CLOTHING

No one has ever become poor by giving.

 
 
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Clothes and Household Items:

Due to a lack of storage space, the only items of clothing Journey’s End accepts are winter coats and jackets for children and adults (no XL-XXL sizes, please), mittens and gloves, and scarves and hats. All items must be new or gently-used and clean (no donations exposed to cigarette smoke or pet hair, please).

For all other clothing and household items, please donate to Clara’s Closet at Central Park United Methodist Church (216 Beard Avenue in North Buffalo near Amherst and Main St.).  Clara’s Closet provides a free clothing and household goods distribution ministry for refugees and is located on the lower level of the church.

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

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

Journey's End CAnNOT 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, ovens and refrigerators)


Donation Drives:

We always welcome businesses, faith groups, schools, clubs, and even individuals who are interested in doing donation drives for our refugee clients.

Drives to collect coats, umbrellas, baby wipes, diapers, toiletries, cleaning and school supplies or other items for our clients are a great way for groups to support refugees.

Let’s get creative!

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Contact the Community Outreach Department!

Please email us and share your ideas, and we can let you know the items our clients are in particular need of at that time.

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Furniture:

Journey's End accepts very limited donations of couches, kitchen tables, chairs, and bedroom dressers, on an as-needed basis. PLEASE - no furniture from households with smokers or pets. We provide our clients with furniture that is not stained, damaged, or torn. Everything must be clean and in very good condition. Pick-ups must be scheduled with us and occur during the work week. There are no pick-ups on Saturday or Sunday.

If you have a furniture donation, please call (716) 783-5979 or email us describing your items, preferably with a photo, along with your phone number, and someone will get back to you within 3-5 working days.