Donate Items

House of Hope welcomes your donations of food, gently used clothing and household items. The following information is designed to make the donation process easy!

Donating Clothing, Household Items, Furniture & Appliances

Our thrift stores welcome donations of clothing, household items, furniture, and appliances. They are accepted at any of our thrift locations during business hours only. Please do not leave donations without confirming that a House of Hope representative knows they are there! 

House of Hope offers free pickups of furniture and appliances within Martin County. To arrange for a pickup, please call (772) 286-4673, ext. 1019.

How Your Donations Help

The majority of donated items are either given directly to people in need or to a partner agency.  Items sold in our thrift stores  generate income to support our programs and services. Your donated items are an important part of giving hope a hand in Martin County.

Please Keep it Clean

We ask that all donated items be in good condition without holes, tears, mold, or stains. Items also should be in good working order, with all parts included. House of Hope does not have the resources to clean and repair donated items. Despite your best intentions, some items are unusable, and House of Hope incurs a cost to dispose of them.


At this time our thrift stores are unable to accept:

  • Big, bulky televisions and computer monitors that are not flat-panel
  • Cassette tapes or records
  • Fax machines, phones, etc.
  • Toilet seats or portable toilets

Donating Food

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off during business hours at any Pantry location. If you’re interested in coordinating a food drive to benefit House of Hope, please visit our food drive page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What items are needed most in the pantry?

We’re glad you asked! See a list of items we always need!

They include: canned beans, fruit, vegetables; cereal, dried beans, grits, jelly, juice, juice boxes, large bags of rice, pancake mix, pasta sauce, pasta, peanut butter, soup, water;  baby diapers, body lotion, bug spray, deodorant, detergent, dish soap, feminine products, razors, shampoo, soap, sunscreen, toilet paper, tooth brushes, toothpaste.

Do you accept frozen foods?

Yes, as long as they have remained frozen, unopened, and not expired.

Do you accept perishable items?

Items are accepted if unopened and within their expiration date. Perishable items must be brought directly to the pantry without risk of damage or going bad. Please make sure that a House of Hope representative receives your donation, so it does not sit unprotected.

Do you accept fresh fruit off a tree?

Yes, as long as it is not overripe or significantly damaged.

Will you accept any food that has been opened?

No, we only accept food items that are unopened at the time of donation.

Do you prefer a monetary donation?

Offerings of in-kind and monetary gifts are valuable to House of Hope and very much appreciated! If you prefer making a monetary donation, please use our online form or send a check written out to “House of Hope” to 2484 SE Bonita Street, Stuart, FL 34997.