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. Their centers house everything from high-end appliances to reclaimed lumber, kitchen cabinet sets, and salvaged flooring. We visit them in Gowanus every day to donate building materials.
  • Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army of Greater New York is a division of the 150-plus-year-old charitable organization. The Junkluggers primarily work with the Salvation Army Family Stores, which form the core of their Adult Rehabilitation Center philosophy, providing quality clothing, furniture, and goods at bargain prices—which in turn supports their mission of employing rehabilitating adults and funding their Adult Centers.
  • Goodwill/Goodwill Industries

    Goodwill Industries is an international organization with a simple mission: putting people back to work. Their New York and New Jersey retail stores collect a wide variety of donations—from clothing and household goods to furniture and books—selling the items in their stores at affordable prices. Their retail locations employ individuals with disabilities and other barriers, helping them find work and take the next step in their careers. Of every dollar spent at their stores, 93 cents goes toward funding their programs and services, including vocational training. Goodwill is consistently ranked among the top charities that make your donation go further.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    Part of the Habitat for Humanity nonprofit organization, ReStores—which include NYC locations in Queens and lower Manhattan—accept donations of new or nearly new building supplies, furniture, and appliances. Some of the donated materials are used to build Habitat homes, and any extra materials are sold at the Habitat ReStore at steeply discounted retail prices. In NYC, Habitat for Humanity helps low-income New Yorkers find affordable housing and thrive in their communities.
  • Housing Works

    Housing Works is a New York City-based healing community with a dual mission to end the crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. They help homeless and at-risk New Yorkers with comprehensive services that include housing, job training, legal assistance, and healthcare. We donate furniture and other items to Housing Works several times per week.
  • Jericho Project

    The Jericho project encourages people to envision a healthier future for themselves and their families and empowers them to take the necessary steps to achieve it. Their programs touch the cornerstones of a person’s life — housing, employment, wellness and family stability. This holistic approach to helping people enables individuals to access extensive, results-based programs at their level of need — whether they are coming to us from a shelter, or are one paycheck away from homelessness.

Our Green Guarantees

Donation Receipts

We donate and recycle as much of what we lug from your home or office as possible, providing you with a donation receipt for any items accepted on your behalf within 14 business days of the service.

* Ultimately, the donation centers we partner with have the final say on what items they accept. We cannot guarantee your items will be donated and a donation receipt provided, but we will do our very best to find a second home for your items..

On-Time Arrival

If we do not arrive when we say we will, we will provide you with a discount for the inconvenience. If we arrive up to 30 minutes late, we provide an automatic 5% off the total bill. If we arrive more than 30 minutes late, we provide an automatic 10% off.

*Does not apply for same day bookings and changed appointments.

Price Assurance

If we quote you an on-site estimate, we guarantee the final price will never be more than the price originally quoted on-site. In fact, sometimes you will even pay less if your items take up less space in our trucks than we originally estimated.

*Items added AFTER an agreement on price has been reached are subject to price change.

100% Satisfaction

We have a genuine passion for customer service and a genuine passion for the environment.

We always aim for 100% customer satisfaction in any job we do. If you aren't 100% satisfied, let us know and we will make it right.

The Junkluggers of Manhattan & Brooklyn

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33-56 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106