Donate Items


The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Look Again Resale Shops accept donations of clean and gently-used clothing and household items, including antiques, furniture, bric-a-brac, collectibles, and books.

In evaluating appropriate donations, a good rule of thumb is to consider whether your family or friends would find the item(s) useful if you passed that item on to them. We ask that items be clean (free of any stains, tears, and pet damage), not broken, and sellable. Please bring donations in containers or bags of manageable size.

We recommend you keep a detailed list of the items that you donate. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please ask for a tax receipt at the time of donation.

Items We Accept

For the Home:

  • Antiques
  • Collectibles, knick-knacks, and other decorations
  • Curtains, linens, bedspreads, blankets
  • Tablecloths
  • Cookware
  • Dishes, china, glasses, flatware, utensils
  • Platters
  • Pots and pans
  • Glassware
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Decorative items
  • Framed pictures
  • Unused office supplies
  • Small area rugs


  • Men’s Clothing
  • Women’s Clothing
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Teen Clothing
  • Fine and costume jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Scarves
  • Ties
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Jackets and coats
  • Hats


  • Flat-screen televisions and computer monitors
  • Computers and laptops (Windows 10 and newer)
  • Gaming systems
  • Other computer-related equipment


  • Wooden furniture
  • Leather furniture (must be free of any stains, tears, and pet damage)
  • Sofas (except sleeper sofas)
  • Chairs
  • Dining room and kitchen tables
  • Dressers
  • Coffee tables
  • End tables
  • Entertainment centers
  • Bookshelves

Other Items

  • Books
  • Records and CDs
  • Movies (DVD and Blu-Ray)
  • Games and Toys (including ride-on)
  • Radios and stereos
  • Seasonal and holiday items

While we appreciate our donors and their generosity, there are some items we cannot accept and we lack the capacity to dispose of. The list below is not all-inclusive, and we may be unable to accept other items as well. If you have questions, please contact us prior to dropping your donation off.

Items We Can Not Accept

  • Anything that is broken or no longer works
  • Anything that is stained or soiled
  • Large appliances
  • Bathroom and kitchen fixtures
  • Mattresses, box springs, and sleeper sofas
  • Computers with operating systems prior to Windows 10
  • Crutches, walkers, and other medical equipment (except for wheeled walkers with built-in seats)
  • Exercise equipment
  • Most office furniture (please contact us first)
  • Stuffed toys (with the exception of vintage character toys)
  • Televisions that are not flat screen (CRT televisions)
  • Textbooks and encyclopedias
  • VHS players and tapes
  • Large area rugs and wall-to-wall carpets