OUR DONATION PICK-UP POLICY

FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES, WE WILL NOT ENTER CUSTOMERS RESIDENCE'S.

ALL ITEMS MUST BE IN THE GARAGE OR OUTSIDE (COVERED IN CASE OF WEATHER) FOR DONATION PICKUPS.

How Donation Pick-Up Works

If you have some items you would like to donate please contact us. Items must be IN THE GARAGE OR OUTSIDE of your residence/business (covered in case of weather) and ready for pickup.  Please have loose/small items in a box or tote for transport. ** Please make sure to read our Donation Pickup Policy. 

Please take a look at What We Accept as donations before requesting a pickup. Our Donation Coordinator will contact you with more details about your requested pickups after submitting the form.

If you have any questions regarding scheduling a pickup or about donating please contact our Donation Coordinator by phone (888) 677-3177, or by email at info@smithscleaningserviceva.com.

Currently Accepting

We accept donations of working items of good quality in the following categories.

Clothing, etc.

  • Clothing, socks, underwear (new only)

  • Bedding, and Curtains

  • Cribs, Car Seats, and High Chairs

  • Diapers, Wipes, Baby Bottles

  • Hats, coats gloves (baby, children and adults)

  • Shoes (lightly worn)

Appliances

  • 10 years old or newer

  • Must be in working condition

  • Must have all parts

Furniture

  • Upholstered, Wood, or Metal Furniture

  • Mattresses and Box Springs

  • Must be free of rips, stains, or tears

  • Items must be broken down and ready for transport (asked before dismantling items)

Electronics

  • Flat Panel TVs

  • Flat Panel Monitors

  • Video Games

  • Audio Equipment

  • CD Players

  • Computers

  • Printers

Food

  • Peanut butter

  • Canned soup

  • Canned fruit

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned stew

  • Canned fish

  • Canned beans

  • Pasta (most prefer whole grain)

  • Rice (most prefer brown rice)

  • Non-perishable food

Personal Care Items

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Towels & Wash Cloths

  • Soap & Body Wash

  • Hair Care Items

  • Bedsheets (sets)

  • Blankets

  • Combs, Brushes, etc.

What not to donate to a food bank

Important! If your donation is perishable, i.e. it’s something that has a limited shelf life if not refrigerated, food banks won’t accept it from us. All food is donated within 72 hours after pick-up. 

But there are other categories of food that you cannot donate listed below:

  • Items needing refrigeration: Produce, dairy, and meat can spoil easily and the local Food Bank may not have refrigeration or freezer space needed to keep these items fresh. While an individual can’t donate a bunch of bananas or a frozen turkey, many food banks do work directly with farmers, retailers, restaurants, and other companies to source these perishable foods for donation. 

  • Expired food: When considering what to donate, think about what you’d be comfortable serving your family. Do not donate food with expired “use-by” or “sell-by” dates, so avoid donating anything past those dates to food banks as it could be unsafe to eat.

  • Leftovers: While it may be tempting to want to share the bountiful food from big meals like Thanksgiving, it’s best to keep leftovers for the family. To ensure the people they serve are safe, food banks can’t accept leftovers or anything made in personal kitchens because they aren’t individually sealed and the food bank can’t verify the ingredients or preparation process. 

  • Food with packaging concerns: This includes food with damaged packagings such as dented or bloated cans, packaging that is already open, or even items in glass containers, which can shatter and cause food safety concerns for any other food they’re stored near. A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn't consider buying it new, don't donate it.

  • Baked goods: Similar to leftovers, since food banks can’t confirm how your baked goods were made or their ingredients, they can’t be donated. 

List is subject to change without notice.

Other Items

It can be tough to figure out what category the items you want to donate are in.

If you have an item you want to donate but you aren't sure if we will take it, just give us a call at (888) 677-3177. A Smith's Cleaning Service Representative will gladly help you out.