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Donating by check?  Please make payable to UPward Design For Life Corporation and mail to P.O. Box 327 Buffalo, NY  14215 



Donate household items

Your cash donations allow us to continue to serve those who are in need, in our community.  Your donations of new or gently used furniture and accessories help to create clean, comfortable, safe and beautiful spaces.  Below are the kinds of donations we CAN accept:

  • Kitchen items (tables, chairs, dishes, gently used pots & pans, cooking utensils, silverware, glasswares)

  • Gently used or new furniture (sofas, loveseats, chairs, coffee & side tables, accent tables, small desks, chests, dressers, nightstands, desks, bed frames, cribs, etc.)

  • New twin, full or queen mattresses and box springs, in original packaging

  • New or gently used bedding (sheet sets and comforters - no tear or stains please)

  • New pillows only

  • Bathroom items (toilet tissue, towels, shower curtains, soap dishes, toothbrush holders, trash bin, etc.)

  • Decorative accessories (lamps, wall decor/artwork, decorative pillows, rugs no larger than 9x12, candle holders, etc.)

  • Curtains (for privacy, opaque panels are preferred)

  • Curtain rods

  • TVs (flat screen TVs up to 40 in.)

  • Entertainment centers (under 5 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide)

  • Book shelves

  • Cleaning supplies (brooms and dust pans, all-purpose cleaners, mops and buckets, swiffer cleaners, sponges, paper towels, vacuums, kitchen trash cans)

  • Misc. household items (light bulbs, extension cords, night lights, power strips, aluminum foil, sandwich/freezer ziploc bags, garbage bags, batteries-all sizes)

  • Gently used books for all ages

  • Arts and craft supplies

  • Board games (all pieces included please)

  • Gently used toys with all parts included (no stuffed animals please)

We DO NOT accept:

  • Food or clothing

  • House paint

  • King mattresses and box springs

  • Large appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, etc.)

  • Ceiling fans and hanging light fixtures

  • Heavy wall-mounted mirrors or wall decor

  • Glass furniture or glass table tops

  • Large china cabinets, armoires (over 5 ft. tall)

  • Large desks (over 6 ft. wide)

  • Computers, laptops or tablets

  • Printers

  • Car seats

  • Cribs with drop down sides or has been recalled

  • Exercise equipment

  • Toys with missing parts

  • Window air conditioners

  • We do not accept any item that requires professional installation

  • Holiday decorations

We would be happy to schedule a furniture donation drop-off time for you, by appointment only.  Please email us to schedule an appointment.  However; if you would like to make arrangements for a pick-up,  please click here:  Furniture Donation Pick-Up Form 

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UPward Design For Life Corporation is an accredited 501(c)3 non-profit.  100% of your donations are tax deductable.

Tax ID:  82-2766095

We greatly appreciate your donations!!!!