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Local Material Exchanges

Local Organizations

Call first to get particulars before you transport possessions. Some organizations may provide pick up service, so be sure to ask. All items should be in working order and in resalable conditions.

List of Local Waste Exchange Programs
Company Telephone/Web Materials Needed
Albany County Jail
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY
Inmate Services: 869-2643
Appropriate reading materials; periodicals,
soft-cover books, (no magazines or hard cover)
Bethany Hospitality Center
27 State Street
Troy, NY
518/273-3529 Kitchen items, linens, towels, bedding and
can openers. No clothing.
Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
518/482-3375 Clothing
Capital City Mission
259 S. Pearl Street
Albany, NY
Men's, women's and children's clothing,
reading materials (biblical), personal items,
canned foods
Capital District Community Gardens
40 River Street
Troy, NY
Gardening tools (shovels, rakes, pick axes,
pruners, saws, hand tools, etc.), gas powered
equipment (lawn mowers, weed wackers,
rototillers, chainsaws, etc.), garden hoses,
perennial plants, wheelbarrows, pole pruners.
Catholic Charities
40 N. Main Avenue
Albany, NY
518/453-6650 Furniture, kitchen appliances, household goods.
Catholic Charities' Wheels for Work Program 518/346-3861 Cars.
Cinderella Project of the Capital Region
We collect new and gently used prom and
bridesmaid dresses (no more than 5 years old),
jewelry, unopened hosiery and makeup and provide
them free of charge to high school junior and senior
girls who are experiencing financial difficulty so they
can attend their school's formal events in style. We
work with students from 40 high schools in Albany,
Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.
Community Maternity Services
27 N. Main Avenue
Albany, NY
Maternity and baby clothing, nursery items, toys,
women's street clothing, anything to do with children.
Concerns U
34 Academy Street
PO Box 765
Rensselaer, NY Baby and school age children's clothing and shoes.
Coats for kids, household items, food.
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County Office: 518/583-0280 Cell phones and chargers for 911 calls. We also
accept furniture and household items, but due to
limited storage space, we ask that people call us
at 518/583-0280 so that we can match items directly
to clients.
ERC Community Warehouse
21428 Route 22
Hoosick Falls
Reusable office and home furniture, appliances and
all reusable items. Sells reusable at bargain prices.
Equinox Domestic violence Shelter
95 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
518/432-7865 Small household furnishings, kitchen, bath and
bed items.
Fellowship Baptist Church
184 Eastline Road
Ballston Lake, NY
518/899-6404 or 899-5469 Bookcases, storage and kitchen cabinets and
copier paper
Goodwill Industries
1 Fuller Road
Albany, NY
Clothing, toys, household goods and furniture
Habitat for Humanity
454 N. Pearl Street
Albany, NY
696 Delaware Avenue
Albany, NY
Reusable building materials of all types.
Limited space.
Home Furnishings Program 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY
518/346-2444 Beds, sheets, dressers, couches, tables,
chairs, dishes, lamps and other essentials
household item. Pick up in Schenectady only.
Homeless Action Committee
393 N. Pearl Street
Albany, NY
Only: Men's clothing, food, men's toiletries, twin sheets, twin blankets.
Homeless and Traveler's Aide in Albany 518/463-2124
Dressers, twin beds, household items, toiletries
(soap, shampoo, deodorant - travel size), baby's
(diapers, baby food), household items (dishware,
small appliances), office supplies.
Ida Yarborough Center
260 N. Pearl Street
Albany, NY
518/465-3074 Games, clothes, books
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
26 S. Swan Street
Albany, NY
518/434-8021 Adult men and women's clothing, linens, blankets,
household items, reading books, games, puzzles, furniture.
Jezreel International Local Warehouse
18 Kairnes Street
Albany, NY
Personal care items, medical supplies, (vitamins,
first aid supplies cold and cough remedies),
new and near-new clothing. 9-5 Monday - Friday.
Joseph's House and Shelter
74 Ferry Street
Troy, NY
518/272-2544 Kitchen, bed and bath items, personal items for
women and men, clothing. Furniture. Call ahead.
Mac-Haydn Theatre
Chatham, NY Cars, building materials, supplies for sets, props
and costumes, food, supplies for the Backstage
Coffee House.
Masterson Child Development Center
50 Philip Street
Albany, NY
518/434-8585 Used toys and children's books for ages 2-6.
Mercy House
12 St. Joseph Terrace
Albany, NY
518/434-3531 Women's clothing, reading materials.
Open 8:30 am - 9:00 pm - please call ahead.
Northeaster Association of the Blind at Albany
301 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY
GivACar for Sight
Parson's Child and Family Center
60 Academy Road
Albany, NY
Board games, books for teenagers, infant items.
Project Care - The Saratoga Gift Basket Company 518/893-0306
We provide Personal Care baskets to homeless
individuals upon entering the shelter, located in
Saratoga Springs. Items needed include shampoo,
soap, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes,
combs and brushes.
Schenectady Day Mission
425 Hamilton Street
Schenectady, NY
Clothing of all sizes, (if rags, please mark as such),
household items, small working appliances,
furniture - call ahead - any time.)
Schenectady Day Nursery
25 Lafayette Street
Schenectady, NY
518/374-6319 Costumes for dress-up, new toys for toddlers,
games for ages 6-12, baby blankets (new),
children's coats, mittens and boots
(all in good repair), gently used children's books
for ages 1-12, arts and crafts supplies,
musical instruments, new playground balls,
computers in excellent working condition,
tables and folding chairs (adult), office supplies
(pens, folders, tape, scissors, etc.), pampers
or similar brand, cotton towels (new), paper
products for kitchen and bathroom.
All pre-owned items should be in excellent repair
and usable as is.
Senior Services of Albany
25 Delaware Avenue
Albany, NY
Shelving units, computers at the Pentium II
level or higher, clothing, toys, books, videos
and music.
Troy Area United Ministries
17 First Street
Troy, NY
Clearinghouse for Troy agencies whose clients
need furniture.
Unity House
33 Second Street
Troy, NY
Clothing, kitchen items and appliances.
BB system matches donors with wish list.
Call ahead for donations.
YWCA (Tenant and shelter program)
21 First Street
Troy, NY
Kitchen supplies, small working appliances,
hygiene products for women, furnishings.

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