Resale Shops - Donations
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Many of POB's sight-saving programs are supported through the operation of two resale and antique shops. These shops accept donations of gently used household items such as antiques, furniture, bric-a-brac, collectibles, clothing, books and other items.

All donations are tax-deductible. Please ask for a tax slip at the time of donation.

We Can Use:

  • Antiques
  • Vintage clothing
  • Clean, undamaged clothing
  • Collectibles
  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • Small area rugs (in good condition)
  • Bric-a-brac and china
  • Books
  • Kitchen items
  • Tools

We Cannot Use:

  • Major appliances (stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers)
  • Bathroom and kitchen fixtures
  • Electronics (including console TVs and stereos)
  • Computers and office furniture/equipment
  • Worn and dirty wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Torn or soiled clothing
  • Broken or soiled furniture
  • Mattresses and sleeper sofas (Due to bed bug laws and regulations, we absolutely cannot accept mattresses and sleeper sofas)
  • Bed Frames
  • Recent upholstered couches (past 20 years)
  • Underwear, sleepwear, slips, bras etc.
  • Small appliances, toys, games or bicycles that do not work
  • Exercise equipment


Drop off your donation

Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours at either resale shop or at the Prevention of Blindness Society's headquarters.  See hours and contact information.


Schedule a Pick-Up

Pick-up of larger items or large amounts of items is available by calling (202) 234-1010.

Furniture Donations:

We are grateful for your consideration in donating large furniture items to our resale shops and can work with you to coordinate a pick-up! Because of space limitations on the shops, we ask that donors contact us first with a description of the item so that we can determine if we can accommodate it at the moment. If you have furniture that you would like to donate, please call (202) 234-1010 and have the following information prepared:

  • A description of the item(s)
  • The pick-up address
  • Your preferred pick-up date(s)

Thank you again for your generosity!

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