Lupus America℠ Household Goods Donation Program

The Lupus America℠ Household Goods Donation Program is a charitable fundraising program to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America's research, education and support services that help improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

Right now, the Lupus America℠ program is only available in a few areas, but we are growing.

Lupus America℠ Household Goods Program allows residents in those areas to join the fight against lupus by donating usable household items. These donated items then are sold to for-profit wholesale buyers.  The proceeds from the sale of donated items is use to support vital programs for individuals with lupus and their families in communities like yours.

Items Needed

  • Clothing -- all types and sizes
  • Shoes -- all types and sizes
  • All bedding items
  • Draperies and curtains
  • Housewares and glassware
  • Jewelry and cosmetics
  • Toys and games
  • Knick knacks
  • Small appliances
  • Tools of all kinds
  • Please ... no furniture or large items

How to Schedule Your Pick-Up

If you're located in NY/NJ, please call 1-888-44-LUPUS (1-888-445-8787) or go online to to schedule a pick-up.

If you're located in DC/MD/VA, please call 1-844-35-LUPUS (1-844-355-8787) or go online to to schedule a pick-up.

If the time specified is inconvenient, please call between 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday, or on Saturday between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to arrange another pick-up date.

Preparing Your Donations for Pick-Up

Please place your donations out by 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled day, rain or shine. Identify your donation clearly by marking "LF" on all bags and boxes to be picked up.

Tax Deductions

The driver will leave a donation receipt at the time of pick-up. It is the donor's responsibility to determine the value of the donated items.

Learn how to determine the value of your donated items by reviewing information published on the IRS website, Determining the Value of Donated Property, Publication 561.

The Lupus Foundation of America is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID# is 43-1131436. Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

It is the donor's responsibility to file IRS Form 8283 if the amount of your tax deduction for all non-cash gifts is more than $500. If you have any questions, please consult your tax adviser.

* This program is only available in DC, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.