Furniture Donations

Thank you for thinking of Home of the Sparrow.  At home of the Sparrow we accept donations of gently used or new items of furniture, clothing, shoes and accessories, housewares, books and toys. We reserve our trucks for large furniture pick-ups but our Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores are happy to receive any bags or boxes of smaller items. Due to increasing waste disposal costs,  please look at list below for items we will not accept.

Non-acceptable Donation Items

  • Sleeper sofas (with pull-out beds) and water beds
  • Used mattresses (will accept ONLY brand new in original packaging)
  • Beds, bed frames, headboards, footboards, box springs
  • Cribs
  • Baby Car Seats
  • Pianos /Organs
  • King Size Headboard and Frames
  • China Cabinets
  • Upholstered items that have major tears, stains, or sun-damage, or missing parts. Furniture has to be free of water, mold and smoke damage.
  • Exercise equipment
  • Any type of computer equipment (such as computers, laptops, printers, monitors, fax machines)
  • Large Appliances & TVs (some exceptions if under 5 years old)
  • Lawn and Garden equipment (lawn mowers, trimmers, snow blowers)
  • Hazardous chemicals/materials and paint
  • Used Outdoor grills (we do accept new)
  • Entertainment centers
  • Encyclopedias and Textbooks
  • Desks larger than 48″ across

Contact Us



Phone: 815-271-5444 x 241

  • Recycle your gently used furniture items back into the community.
  • $10 Furniture pick-ups (due to price of fuel): Monday through Saturday 7:30 am-5:00 pm.
  •  *2 hr window for pick up!*
  • *Our drivers come inside to move furniture*