Household Donations

Highland Park

Interfaith-RISE’s parent organization, RCHP-Affordable Housing Corporation, enables I-RISE to provide affordable, supportive housing for refugees in central and southern New Jersey. Community support is crucial to helping us provide fully furnished apartments for every refugee arrival.

Interfaith-RISE accepts “dignified donations” of furniture and household items in new or near new condition to outfit homes for new refugees. Please email furniture@interfaithrise.org  or housewares@interfaithrise.org  to inquire if we are in need of your items at this time. For furniture, please include photos, a description of the item(s), location and donor contact information. A staff member will get back to you about drop-off location and timing, or arrange for a pick-up, if needed.  (If you need an item picked up, we require at least 7 days notice).

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not pick up items in the evenings or on weekends.  Small packages may be shipped to, or dropped off at, 19 S. 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ  08904.  Additionally, with advance notice, items may be dropped off at our Donation Center at 127 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, Monday-Thursday, 10am-3pm.  

RCHP-AHC is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible.  For financial contributions, please visit our Donate page

Items Accepted / Not Accepted by The Warehouse

Before donating to the Warehouse, please make sure all items are gently used, clean and in their best condition. We are using donated items to help others make a fresh start; please consider this when making a donation. In particular to linens, all linens (sheets, bedding, towels) should be washed. Please do not donate items that are stained or with holes. (PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept any WOMEN’S clothing.)

Currently, Our Most Needed Items Are:

Pillows, Twin and Queen sheets and blankets – twin, especially, (PLEASE, NO FLANNEL); pots & pans.    

Additionally:  Toiletries, Cleaning supplies, Cutlery, and Cooking Utensils. Towels, Vacuums, Mops, and Brooms…

Please click on our SignUpGenius link for the most up-to-date list:  I-RISE Donations Needed – SignUpGenius 

FAMILY ROOM

Accepted:

  • Couches
  • Coffee Tables
  • Arm Chairs
  • Side Tables
  • Bookshelves
  • TV’s (flat screen only)
  • TV Stands
  • Lamps
  • Rugs
  • Mirrors

Not Accepted:

  • Sofa Sleeper Couches
  • Electronics – VCRs / DVD Players
  • Décor – wicker baskets, photo frames
  • Books and Games
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Wall Art
  • Any disability or surgical supply items

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

Accepted:

  • Dining Tables and Chairs for 6-8 people (no glass)
  • Pots and Pans
  • Pyrex Dishware
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Everyday Dishware – plates and bowls
  • Glassware – drinking cups and matching mugs
  • Utensils – forks, knives, spoons and everyday serving utensils
  • Utensil Holders

Accepted (Cont’d):

  • Electronics – toasters, hand mixers, blenders
  • Microwaves
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Kitchen Waste Baskets
  • Irons / Ironing Boards
  • Electric tea kettles
  • Serving Platters
  • Water Bottles
  • Childrens kitchen items – sippy cups, plastic plates, plastic utensils
  • Tea Sets – tea pots, cups and saucers
  • Sugar and Creamer sets
  • Table Cloths

Not Accepted:

  • Bar Stools
  • Wine Glasses
  • Coffee Mugs with photos
  • Fine China
  • Cloth Napkins
  • Napkin Ring Holders
  • Hutches
  • Coffee Makers
  • BBQ Supplies

BEDROOM/BATHROOM

Accepted:

  • Mattressess – twin (always needed), full or queen
  • Bed Frames (twin, full or queen)
  • Bed Linens – complete sets of sheets only (twin, full or queen)
  • Blankets, Quilts and Comforters (twin, full or queen)
  • Toiletries

Accepted (Cont’d):

  • Bath Towels
  • Bath mats & Shower curtains
  • Toilet plungers & Toilet cleaners
  • Dressers – always needed
  • Bedside Tables
  • Bedside Lamps
  • Storage Ottomans / Benches
  • Waste Baskets
  • Area Rugs
  • Mirrors
  • Fans
  • Air Conditioners
  • Space Heaters

Not Accepted:

  • King Mattresses
  • King Bed Frames
  • King Bed Linens
  • Trundle Beds
  • Duvet covers without comforter insert
  • Armoires
  • Curtains
  • Headboards
  • Bookshelves
  • Desks
  • Desk Chairs

CHILDRENS FURNITURE

(This is an occasional need, so please ask before you donate)

Accepted:

  • Cribs
  • Crib Mattressess
  • Changing Tables
  • Toddler beds
  • Toys (including stuffed animals)

Not Accepted:

  • Games (no board games or puzzles)
  • Books

MISC

Cars – (provides better and safer job opportunities for our clients and independence for every day needs)

Bicycles (new or gently used – needed for clients to get to work)

Children’s bikes – new or gently used

Helmets

Bike locks

Sewing machines

Clothing

Seasonally appropriate everyday clothing, only – small, medium and large

No women’s clothes

Children’s – ages 5-14

Men’s – small, medium and large (pants 30-36 only)

Men’s shoes (for everyday wear) – gently used, winter boots (no sneakers, please)

Interfaith-RISE is a program of the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing corporation, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides affordable housing, supportive services, and connection to meaningful community to low-income individuals and families in central New Jersey. All RCHP-AHC projects are non-discriminatory and are open to the public. Learn more at rchp-ahc.org

Office Locations

Highland Park Office:
19 S. 2nd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-357-0590

I-RISE South Office:

2384 E. Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08361
732-357-0590