Donations of Clothing, Furniture and Household Items
Your donations help us contiune our promise of Doing The Most Good in the lives of others in Bangor, Maine!

This past year, many caring citizens donated gently used items such as clothing, furniture, appliances and toys to The Salvation Army in Bangor, Maine. Your tax-deductible contributions are then sold through our popular Family Thrift store located at 585 Broadway in Bangor, Maine.

Proceeds from the sale of donated items help fund our Corps Community Center, which provide people who live on the margins of life and others struggling with various forms of life issues with the necessary tools to re-enter society and live productive lives.

When donating items at our staffed location, you will be immediately provided with a tax receipt of your donation for your records. To accelerate the transaction, be sure to prepare and bring an itemized list of your donation with you.

Schedule a Pick Up

Call (207) 941-2993 to discuss a pick up of your items. 

Due to the high volume of donations received and the limited number of trucks available to respond to pick up requests, The Salvation Army cannot schedule same-day pick ups. While we will try our best to work with your schedule, pick up appointments are usually scheduled to take place within 7-14 days from the time of the initial phone call. However, schedules may vary based on location, time of year and the number of trucks available.

Due to laws and other regulations, there may be some items that we cannot accept as donations. For instance, torn or unusable furniture, water heaters, soiled matresses, and water beds are often problematic. If you have any questions about any of the items you wish to donate, please call (207) 941-2993. Our representatives will be able to advise you based on your location.

Donations Dos and Don'ts

Do test all electrical and battery-operated equipment to make sure it is still working prior to donation
Do include all manuals, if available
Do include all pieces and/or parts
Do wash or dry-clean any clothing prior to donation
Do call ahead of time if dropping items off at a center or store
Do bring an itemized list of your donation and ask for a receipt
Do not donate broken or soiled items
Do not leave items outside a collection box or center
Do not donate items that have been recalled, banned or which otherwise do not meet current safety standards

Please continue your support! Your donations help The Salvation Army to fulfill its promise of Doing the Most Good to help the most people suffering the greatest need. Given the efficiency of our operations, The Salvation Army is consistently ranked as one of the world's top and most trusted charities and is one of America's first recyclers.

Our humanitarian work is made possible by donors like you.

Donating Safely and Wisely

» The Salvation Army Tax Information

» The Salvation Army Valuation Guide

» Consumer Product Safety Commission

» The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance

» Salvation Army Report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)