Donate Building Materials


We accept donated building materials, certain homegoods and furniture items at our Philly Reclaim shop during normal business hours. and provide a donation receipt for all contributions. We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that most contributions, both monetary and in-kind (goods or services), are tax-deductible.

Your generous contribution helps us provide material processing training and the proceeds from the recycle, reuse or resale of the items helps to fund our job training programs.

How to Donate

We can accept your donation at the Philly Reclaim Store during our normal business hours. Please enter through the storefront and let a sales representative know you need unloading assistance in Bay 2. We want to ensure your items are reused and recycled properly so it’s imperative that you do not dump items outside our location. We are happy to receive your donations during our business hours.

What to Bring and What Not to Bring

Please note the requirements for making donations – we do not have the fund to pay for hauling for materials we cannot use.

Filing requirements for deductions of noncash charitable contributions

Individuals, partnerships and corporations must complete Form 8283, to submit along with other tax filings, if the total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is over $500(Instructions on filling out Form 8283)

If the total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is less than $5,000, Section A of the form must be filled out. If the total deduction is over $5,000, you must complete Section B for each item or group of similar items you are claiming. Contributions greater than $5,000 require an appraisal from a qualified, independent appraiser. (Appraisal Requirements for Noncash Charitable Contributions)

* Please consult your tax adviser for specific questions about filing deductions.

* For more information on charitable contributions, please see IRS Publication 526