Charity Partners

New York City Charity Partners

In our beloved New York City, most of our unused (but reusable) items and furniture — no matter their condition — end up either sitting on the sidewalk or taking up space in a landfill. We founded The Junkluggers to find a better way.

Now, along with our amazing charity partners, we’re proud to say we’re doing something about it. The Junkluggers of NYC are always building our network of charities in service of our number one mission—to donate (or recycle) as many of our customers’ items as possible. We’re deeply passionate about our work — not only because it’s great for the environment, but because it benefits our local community, too.

Those in need receive much-needed furniture, clothing, and critical items — and our customers receive a tax-deductible receipt accounting for every item we’re able to donate, which helps offset the costs of our removal services.

In the last year alone, The Junkluggers kept over 10 million pounds of furniture and junk out of landfills. We donated couches to formerly homeless veterans, brought toys to children in need, and delivered shoes and clothing to help keep our neighbors warm. We brought much-needed furniture to the FDNY, to youth settlement houses, and to nonprofits and schools that couldn’t afford these critical items.

Wondering where your stuff will end up? What follows is a list of some of our awesome partners in the charity and nonprofit worlds. It’s not comprehensive, but it will give you an idea of the kinds of people, causes, and organizations that your furniture, "junk," and other items can help to support.

Is your favorite local charity not listed below? Or are you a non-profit looking for donation partners? Let us know! We are always looking to form more lasting relationships with local charity partners in our community.

BIG Reuse

Big Reuse is New York City's only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. The reuse centers have everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators, window shutters to reclaimed lumber, kitchen cabinet sets to salvaged flooring. We visit one of their two locations, either Gowanus or Astoria, at least once a day to donate building materials.


Refoundry is an innovative new non-profit that trains formerly incarcerated people to repurpose discarded materials into home furnishings and then incubates participants into their own businesses.

Housing Works

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. We donate furniture and other items several times a week.


The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)'s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 334 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program. The Junkluggers brings gently-used furniture to NYCHA's Furniture Exchange Program to be distributed throughout the community.

The Lantern Group

The Lantern Organization participates in activities that strengthen New York communities by increasing the supply of affordable housing combined with on-site opportunities for personal enrichment and growth. Lantern houses special needs and low-income populations, including: families headed by an adult living with HIV, mental illness, or other special needs; young adults who have aged out of foster care; and families headed by a senior aged adult who is caring for children. The Junkluggers is proud to work with The Lantern Group by donating furniture directly to their clients.

Goodwill/Goodwill Industries

Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. You’ll spot Junkluggers trucks making donations at various locations throughout the city everyday.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has many facets, but we primarily work with the The Salvation Army Family Stores which are the core of their Adult Rehabilitation Center philosophy. We donate to the Salvation Army community store in Hamden, which provides quality clothing, furniture and other goods at bargain prices. The proceeds from these stores are used to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers which are thus self sustaining. The Salvation Army helps employ rehabilitating adults in their Family Stores which provide great deals and bargain prices on clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, books, electronics and much more.