Where You Can Donate Clothing in Hoboken + Jersey City

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As we transition our wardrobes through the seasons, it’s important to keep an eye out for items we may want to donate and of course to think of those in need. But, what do you do with the clothes once you’ve gathered them up? We’ve got you covered. Check out these Hoboken and Jersey City spots where you can donate your clothing, bedding, shoes, and more.

Disclaimer: Be sure to call each place in advance as well, to double-check that each spot is still accepting donations for the season + to find out what they are currently accepting.

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For Clothing, Outerwear, and Accessories:

The Salvation Army {248 Erie Street, Jersey City [or CALL]} 

The Salvation Army provides clothing distribution services to families in need throughout New Jersey. Normally, you can arrange a pickup of your gently used clothing {and furniture/household items too} by calling 1-800-SA-TRUCK or heading to satruck.org, but for now they’ve closed down, so you can sign up for email reminders which will let you know when they reopen in your area. For now, they are still excepting vehicle donations.

Read More: Volunteering {in Hoboken}: A List of Organizations that Need Your Help

The Hoboken Shelter {3rd and Bloomfield, Hoboken}

Relying on our community for support to provide food, shelter, and care to our city’s homeless, the Hoboken Shelter also accepts clothing donation for its patrons. The shelter is always accepting coffee, food, blankets, reusable shopping bags, and more. The shelter is also constantly welcoming volunteers and monetary donations, of course. Dropoff for items is between 9:00AM-9:00PM daily.

Family Promise {71 Summit Avenue, Jersey City}

Family Promise is a nonprofit providing temporary shelter to homeless families in the community. A local affiliate of a national nonprofit, Family Promise works to keep entire homeless families together — they rely on places of worship, or host congregations, to provide shelter. All host congregations are currently based in Jersey City and Hoboken, with additional support from congregations in Hoboken and Bayonne.

Good Will {2815 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City}

Donate your gently used goods to Goodwill and they will be recycled and resold to members of the community who are vulnerable or suffering from disabilities. Your donations can help empower them to break the barrier through the power of work. On their website you can find a bin or donation center near you to drop off clothes.

Dress for Success and Suits for Success of Hudson County {591 Summit Avenue, Jersey City}

Dress for Success is a wonderful organization that provides women and men with professional attire to secure employment. Donations are accepted every Thursday from 10:00AM-3:00PM, so please call to schedule your drop off and provide an itemized list of your donated items. Things accepted include interview-appropriate suits {NEW or gently used}, interview appropriate blouses, professional separates including blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers and jackets, work-appropriate shoes, jewelry, scarves, and handbags.

In Jesus’ Name Charities {400 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}

In Jesus’ Name Charities takes donations of in-season clothing and distributes it for free to those who need it throughout the community.

St. Mary’s Advocates Thrift Shop {536 Garden Street, Hoboken}

St. Mary’s Advocates Thrift Shop provides affordable clothing, toys, and more to its residents and accepts donations that it will sell. The proceeds from all donations go to several charities as well as providing nursing scholarships to residents of Hoboken.

St. Matthews Lunchtime Ministry {57 8th Street, Hoboken}

St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church focuses on providing food, affordable housing, and equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community through the donations they receive. Your donations will go to members of the community that are homeless or marginally housed. You can also volunteer at one of their four meal services they provide Monday through  Thursday from 8:00AM-12:00AM.

WomenRising {270 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City}

WomenRising assists women and children coming from tough situations — and clothing donations are needed. They only accept new clothing, but also accept donations of diapers, wipes, feminine products, and furniture/toys.

York Street Project {89 York Street, Jersey City}

York Street Project accepts donations of used clothing {in good condition} — including coats and warm weather supplies for women and children of all ages.

See More: A List of Hoboken + Jersey City Charities to Donate to Year-Round

Additional Donations

Eyeglasses Donation at Wise Vision {334 Washington Street, Hoboken}

Clothes aside, Wise Vision in Hoboken accepts donations of used eyeglasses. Instead of hoarding that pair you wore back in kindergarten, donate your used eyeglasses to another little one in need.

Sneaker Donation at Jack Rabbit {127 Washington Street, Hoboken}

Who says you have to chuck your old sneaks? Gather up your old tennis shoes and drop them off at Jack Rabbit — they often have a “Dunk Your Kicks” box which helps to benefit the Max Cure Foundation. The Max Cure Foundation’s Dunk Your Kicks campaign collects these sneakers and then sells them to an international recycler of affordable clothing. They then resell the shoes as affordable footwear to developing nations — receiving up to $1.00 per pair based on the quality of sneakers collected which goes towards advancing The Max Cure Foundation’s Roar Beyond Barriers program {providing financial support in the form of gift cards to low-income and military families who have children battling cancer. Reach out to service@jackrabbit.com

PS: Readers also tell us that Fleet Feet on Washington Street accepts donations of sneakers!

Donation Pick Up Services

There are also tons of pick-up services throughout the state that will come to your door for your donations. Websites including Donation Town, Go Green Drop, and Clothing Donations.org all allow you to schedule delivery and learn more about the charities your donations would be serving, too.

Know of any other great spots that need donations?

Comment below or email us hello@hobokengirl.com and we’ll add to the post! 

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Erin is a freelance writer and lives in Hoboken with her husband and daughter. A proud Jersey Girl, she grew up in Central New Jersey but always had a love for Hudson County, with her father having grown up in Jersey City, and her grandfather proudly worked at Maxwell House for decades. Her words have been featured across many outlets including BRIDES, Allure, TeenVogue, The Today Show, Byrdie, and more. Erin also owns local Etsy shop GrandeGifts, and in her spare time can be found binging on all things Bravo.