ACCEPTABLE DONATION POLICIES

The Blessing Board is grateful to accept gently used furniture items, appliances, household goods and durable medical equipment.

We require that items be free from heavy stains, rips and tears, and any conditions such as pet hair, cigarette smoke, urine, bed bugs, dry rot or mold. Durable medical equipment must be wiped clean, in good working order and free of rust, stain or mold.

Below is a comprehensive list of items we can and cannot accept.

Items can be dropped off at both our Shaler and West Mifflin locations.  Click here for locations and hours.

If you would like your items picked-up, you can access our online donation form here: Online Donation Form

To arrange a pick-up of your donated items, please call 412-828-1023.

There is a fee for all pick-ups.

As always, our drivers and our warehouse staff reserve the right to refuse acceptance of donations that do not meet the standards stated above.

Furniture donation FAQs


 

Will Accept

APPLIANCES

Note:  All appliances must be in working condition

Air conditioners (window ONLY)
Boxed Fans ONLY
Dryers (garage/ground level for removal)
Electric heaters
Flat Screen TVs ONLY (flat front & back)
Refrigerators (garage/ground level for removal)
Stoves (garage/ground level for removal)
Washers  (garage/ground level for removal)

BEDROOM FURNITURE (NO king or toddler beds/bedding)

Armoires (less than 60 inches / MUST be two pieces)
Box springs (Twin/Full/Queen)
Cedar Chests
Chest of Drawers
Dressers (no mirrors)
Mattresses (Twin/Full/Queen)
Metal Bed frames (Twin/Full/Queen)
Nightstands
Small Desks (dorm style ONLY / drawers on one side / 4ft or less)

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM FURNITURE

Buffets (small / under 60 inches wide)
China cabinets (under 60 inches tall / MUST be two pieces)
Dining/Kitchenette tables and chair sets
Microwave stands

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs (manual only)
  • Shower chairs/benches
  • Raised toilet seats (with handlebars only)
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Nebulizer machines and accessories
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Liquid nutrition (oral, flavored, does not expire for 13 months. Ex: Boost or Ensure) We DO NOT accept tube feeding
  • Portable suction pumps
  • Blood pressure monitors (home use, non-mercury)
  • Hoyer Lifts
  • Orthopedic and prosthetic items
  • Medical Supplies (unopened, unused, do not expire for 13 months)
    • Syringes (with and without needles)
    • Ostomy supplies
    • Wound care supplies (bandages, gauze, etc.)
    • Other (please contact prior to dropping off)

DME (Durable Medical Equipment)

All donations must adhere to the following guidelines.

  • NO ITEMS can be accepted from a home that has or has had a person diagnosed with COVID-19 or showing COVID-19-like symptoms.

  • All items must be in good condition (not broken, no rust and no missing parts).

  • All items MUST BE CLEANED AND WIPED prior to donating.

  • All supplies must be UNOPENED, UNUSED and DO NOT EXPIRE FOR AT LEAST 13 MONTHS.

LIVING ROOM FURNITURE

Book shelves (small / under 60 inches tall)
Coffee tables
Couches, loveseats
End tables
Living room chairs
Ottomans
Recliners
Rocking chairs/gliders
Seat lift chairs
Sleeper sofas (must be in garage or on ground level for removal)
TV stands (under 42 inches)

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Clock Radios
Dishes
Lamps
Mirrors / Framed ONLY (40 inches or less)
Pots and pans
Rugs (gently used)
Sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows (NO king)
Silverware/Utensils
Small appliances (toasters, crockpots, blenders, microwaves, etc.)
Towels
Vacuum cleaners
Wall art

OUTDOOR/GARAGE

Porch/Patio furniture (Seasonal: accepted March 1st-July 1st)


 

Will Not Accept

ANY ITEMS THAT ARE/HAVE:

Broken, mold/mildew, stained, rips/tears, pet hair, cigarette smoke, urine, bed bugs or dry rot

NOTE:
Please understand that drivers and warehouse personnel have the right to refuse any items which are damaged, have mold or mildew, or are heavily stained.

APPLIANCES/ELECTRONICS

Computers
Copiers
Dishwashers
Freezers
Grills
Oil or propane heaters
Printers
Stereos/Radios
Tube TVs

FURNITURE

Armoires (over 60 inches)
Bunk/Loft/Trundle beds/Daybeds
China cabinets (over 60 inches)
Cribs/Toddler beds/bedding
Curio cabinets
Desks  (over 4 feet, not dorm style), filing cabinets
Entertainment Centers
Headboards/Footboards
Office chairs
Sectional couches/Futons
Storage cabinets
Waterbeds or waterbed frames

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

 

  • Medications or narcotics
  • Medical supplies (opened, used, expire within 13 months)
  • Homecare beds
  • Powered wheelchairs
  • Scrubs
  • Broken anything
  • Portable commodes
  • Feeding Bags
  • CPAP or BiPAP machines or accessories
  • Defibrillators or accessories
  • Glucometers or test strips
  • Dialysis supplies
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Chemicals, reagents or hazardous waste
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Liquid nutrition (tube fed or powdered)
  • Motorized scooters
  • Stuffed animals or clothing
  • Books
  • Inhalers
  • Styrofoam of any kind
  • Stairlifts

 

TOYS/CRAFTS/SPORTING GOODS

Bikes
Craft items
Exercise/Sporting Equipment
Musical instruments/Pianos
Stuffed animals/Toys/Gaming systems/Board games

OUTDOOR/GARAGE

Porch/Patio furniture (Seasonal: accepted March 1st-July 1st)
Brooms/Shovels/Rakes/Garden Tools
Shelving/Plastic storage containers
Power tools/hand tools

MISCELLANEOUS

Artificial flowers
Books
Briefcases/Luggage/Suitcases
Car seats (any age)
Clothes
Curtains & Curtain rods
Food
Knick Knacks/Decorations/Candles
Tupperware/plasticware
Water/Sport Bottles/Travel Mugs
Wine and Beer Glasses

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