Donate Household Goods
Lupus America® Communities Household Goods Donation Program
NOTICE: Household Goods Pick Up Suspends Operations
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak all household goods pick ups are currently suspended until further notice, This includes Washington, D.C., Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. Please note the Wheaton Unique store in Wheaton, MD is also closed until further notice.
Lupus America® Communities Household Goods Donation Program raises funds to support the fight against lupus. You can donate your gently used clothes, shoes and household items to support vital research and education programs for individuals with lupus and their families in communities like yours.
How Your Donation Helps
All donations benefit Lupus America® Communities (LAC), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity established to support the mission of the Lupus Foundation of America. Donated items are sold by Lupus America® Communities, generating revenue which is used to help people impacted by lupus. All donations are tax-deductible.
Lupus America® Communities program is currently only available if you live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. Learn more about LAC.
- 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
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.
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.
Your donation is very important to us; however, once donations are put out for pickup, LAC is not responsible for loss or damage to the donation. In addition, please keep in mind that donations made in error cannot be returned.
The driver will leave a donation receipt at the time of pick-up. It is your responsibility comply with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules governing the valuation and deductibility of the donated items. If you did not receive a receipt, contact the number above in your area.
You can determine the value of your donated items by reviewing information published on the IRS website, Determining the Value of Donated Property, Publication 561. For all non-cash gifts of $500 or more, you must file IRS Form 8283. You should consult your tax advisor if you have any questions.
Lupus America® Communities is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status granted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID# is 90-0870868.
Drop Off & Shop in Maryland
The Wheaton Unique store in Wheaton, Maryland takes in-person drop off donations and operates a full store.
12211 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20906
You can also drop off at the attended donation stations. There are three stations in the Maryland area:
950 Largo Centre Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
12345 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20906
12200 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852