Donate

YOU can help the Sharehouse turn housing into homes!

To donate furniture & household items, please:

  • Review our lists below of what we can & cannot accept
  • Drop donations off to our warehouse on Monday/Wednesday/Friday (9am – 4pm) OR Saturday (9am – noon)
  • Schedule our truck to pick-up if you are in Seattle, Shoreline, or Mercer Island

It costs us approximately $75 for each pick-up we do in the community. To offset our costs, we do require a monetary donation. You may self-select from a sliding scale starting at $25 (less than a trip to the dump & your still-useful stuff isn’t going into a landfill!). Call for more info & to schedule as far in advance as possible (we typically need at least 2 weeks notice).

What we DO accept:

ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN AND IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION.

Kitchen/Dining

  • Pots & Pans
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Baking Pans
  • Toasters/Toaster Ovens
  • Coffee Pots/Tea Kettles
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Mixers & Blenders

Furniture

  • Mattresses, Box Springs & Bed Frames (good condition – NO stains or tears; twin, double/full, & queen sizes ONLY)
  • Dressers & Chest of Drawers
  • Nightstands, End Tables
  • Coffee Tables & Occasional Tables
  • Couches & Futons with Frames (see below for restrictions)
  • Armchairs, Easy Chairs, Recliner Chairs
  • Dining Tables & Chairs
  • Kitchen Tables & Chairs
  • Bookcases (6’or shorter)
  • Small Desks (48’X 24’ or smaller)

Linens

  • Bed sheets, blankets, & bed pillows (no stains or tears)
  • Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, bathmats, shower curtains
  • Kitchen towels, dishcloths, tablecloths, potholders, place mats, napkins

Accessories & Miscellaneous

  • T.V.s (30” diagonally or smaller), VHS players, DVD players
  • Art Work
  • Rugs(6′ x 8’ & smaller)
  • Hair Dryers
  • Clocks, clock radios & alarm clocks
  • Lamps & lampshades
  • Household telephones
  • Vacuum cleaners & bags
  • Household trash cans

What we DO NOT accept:

  • Any item with stains, tears, broken or missing pieces, or that is not operational
  • Armoires, cabinets, or wardrobes over 6’ tall or 4’ wide
  • Baby furniture or equipment
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Building materials or supplies, including carpet remnants
  • Computers or computer equipment
  • Couches longer than 7′
  • Desks larger than 4’ from side to side and 2’ from front to back
  • Exercise equipment
  • Food
  • Futon mattresses without frame OR futon frames without mattresses
  • Glass top tables more than 4’ across
  • Hide-a-bed or recliner couches
  • King-size mattress, box springs, bed frames
  • Platform or Loft beds
  • Waterbeds or waterbed frames
  • Large Appliances
  • Luggage
  • Office furniture or equipment of any kind
  • Outdoor furniture (except wicker that can be used indoors)
  • Roll-away beds
  • Seasonal Decorations (Christmas, Halloween, etc)
  • Toys or Stuffed Animals
  • TVs larger than 30’ diagonally across the screen

Other Ways to Contribute

  • Make a financial gift to The Sharehouse. It costs $375 to provide the minimum items writing assignments needed to set up each new household. It costs an average of $500 a day to run our truck to pick up items.To make a one-time or recurring donation online, click here.

    Note: In order for The Sharehouse to receive your donation, please type The Sharehouse in the comments area of the YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish donate form.

  • Mail a check or money order to:
YWCA Development Department
1118 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Please make checks out to YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish and write ‘The Sharehouse’ in the notes.

  • Coordinate a donation drive at work, church, or school
  • Ask us about other opportunities & ideas!