Your Donations Enable Us To
Your quality donations make it all possible! We particularly welcome donations of the following types:
- Home furnishings
- Kitchen goods
- Seasonal decorations
- Small appliances
- Sports equipment
- Flat Screen TVs
Items We Can't Accept
Unfortunately, there are some items we are unable to accept. Please dispose of any unsafe or unusable items by other appropriate means. These items include:
Food and drugs
Food includes any item that is eaten.
Drugs include any item used as a medication.
Examples: fresh, packaged, or canned foods; food storage; drinks; candy; alcoholic beverages; tobacco; prescription drugs; and over-the-counter medication
Wet or mildewy items
Examples: wet or mildewy clothing, shoes, domestic household items, upholstery, mattresses, and box springs
Items prohibited by federal, state, or local laws
At times, local, state, or federal law may prohibit accepting certain items.
Examples: Chemicals, flammables, and other hazardous products
Large appliances and some electronics
Examples: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, watercoolers, water heaters, air conditioners, trash compactors, CRT TVs, CRT computer monitors, and rear-projection TVs
Firearms, including handguns, rifles, and shotguns
Mattresses and box springs made before 2007
Due to fire retardant laws, we can only accept mattresses and box springs manufactured after 2007. Mattresses must be clean and not soiled, with a tag showing the manufacturing date.
Mattresses and box springs are not accepted in California.
How to Donate
Take donations to your local Deseret Industries (DI) during donation hours.
Donations are accepted year-round Monday through Saturday. Donations are not accepted on Sunday.
When you donate during regular donation hours, an attendant will offer you a donation receipt to keep for your tax records.
For more information, please refer to IRS Publication 526. If you have additional questions, please contact your tax professional.
Other Ways to Donate
You can also take your donations to one of our convenient container locations; call the store nearest you for those locations. Pickup requests are not available in most locations. Contact your local DI if you require this service.