Charity Partners

Our Charity Partners

Our furniture donation pick up services help you give back

In our beloved New York City, most of our unused (but reusable) items and furniture-no matter their condition-end up either sitting on the sidewalk or taking up space in a landfill. We founded The Junkluggers to find a better way.

Now, along with our amazing charity partners, we're proud to say we're doing something about it. The Junkluggers of NYC is always building our network of charities in service of our number one mission-to donate (or recycle) as many of our customers' items as possible. We're deeply passionate about our work-not only because it's great for the environment, but because it benefits our local community, too.

Those in need receive much-needed furniture, clothing, and critical items-and our customers get a tax-deductible receipt accounting for every item we're able to donate, which helps offset the costs of our removal services.

In the last year alone, The Junkluggers kept over 10 million pounds of furniture and junk out of landfills. We donated couches to formerly homeless veterans, brought toys to children in need, and delivered shoes and clothing to help keep our neighbors warm. We brought much-needed furniture to the FDNY, to youth settlement houses, and to nonprofits and schools that couldn't afford these critical items.

Wondering where your stuff will end up? What follows is a list of some of our awesome partners in the charity and nonprofit worlds. It's not comprehensive, but it will give you an idea of the kinds of people, causes, and organizations that your furniture, "junk," and other items can help to support.

Don't see your favorite charity listed below? Let us know! We're always looking to form lasting relationships with charity partners working in New York communities (and beyond).

Charity Partners:

African American Women Women in Cinema
African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) organization has served as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers for the past several decades. AAWIC has provide a platform to showcase aligning experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters and/or actors. In addition, AAWIC is providing Humanitarian support to The Pouponniere Orphanage in L'Emmanuel. AAWIC will enhance its support and programming by providing hope, a purpose and a voice to the next generation of filmmakers.
Afrikan Peach Arts Coalition
APAC is a non-profit arts coalition committed to connecting underrepresented artists with resources, opportunity, and community. We are basically a startup established in 2019, Brooklyn Arts Council is our fiscal sponsor and we are official community partners with the Museum of Moving Image NYC.
Astoria Filmmakers Club
Astoria Filmmakers Club
The Astoria Filmmakers Club is a 501(c)(3) public Filmmaking charity organization located in the highest ranking neighborhood in New York City. The Astoria Filmmakers Club is founded upon three core principles; community, creativity and joy. Before anyone can become an Olympian gold medalist they start at their local gym. The AFC is the local gym for a "some day" Oscar award winning Filmmaker and Actor alike.
Dare2B, Inc is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to inspiring, equipping, and empowering homeless children to break their individual cycles of poverty. Through Dare2B's seven-step (7) holistic program children enjoy developing skills important to gaining opportunities for economic growth. Preparing children to tap into their potential for success and helping them become positive influencers in their homes.
Flux Factory
Flux Factory provides affordable space for its Artists-in Residence to use as an incubator for creative output. Besides hosting residencies, they also organize exhibitions, build artist networks, and positively integrate into their community. By donating art materials and other pieces for their residents to use, we're continuing to support the creative community in NYC.
Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society, GLITS, began with Ceyenne Doroshow's immediate, emphatic, and consistent response to the trauma and pain inflicted on the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly at the intersection of POC, Black, trans, and queer identities, with care, healing, and direct emergency support. As a Black trans woman and formerly incarerated sex worker Ms. Doroshow had experienced each of these crises herself, experiences from which she became motivated to become the community leader she is today. GLITS creates holistic solutions to the health and housing crises faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals experiencing systemic discrimination at intersecting oppressions impacted by racism and criminalization, through a lens of harm reduction, human rights principles, social justice and community empowerment, imbued with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions in our own community. GLITS uses advocacy as well as press and media appearances to educate the public about health, wellness and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in our society and to address the stigmatization and criminalization. GLITS holistically addresses the barriers the LGBTQIA+ community experience particularly at the intersection of gender, class and race identities. GLITS initiatives are groundbreaking and each is being documented to serve as a pilot project exemplifying approaches that can and will be applied in other cities around the country and the world.
Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries is an international organization with a simple mission: putting people back to work. Their New York and New Jersey retail stores collect a wide variety of donations-from clothing and household goods to furniture and books-selling the items in their stores at affordable prices. Their retail locations employ individuals with disabilities and other barriers, helping them find work and take the next step in their careers. Of every dollar spent at their stores, 93 cents goes toward funding their programs and services, including vocational training. Goodwill is consistently ranked among the top charities that make your donation go further.
Green Tree Textiles
Green Tree was founded to recycle unwanted textiles material including clothing, shoes, accessories and household linens that would otherwise end up in our already overburdened landfills. Our recycling services support people, who are in disadvantage and those in transition. Green Tree strives to preserve the environment by repurposing clothing and textiles for re-use by environmentally minded manufacturers and designers. https://www.greentreetextiles.org
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
Hour Children
Hour Children is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit agency located in Long Island City (Queens County) that has been solely focused, throughout our 25-year history, on providing practical, comprehensive services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their families. Founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1992, Hour Children has evolved from its modest beginnings as a program that provided care to children of women incarcerated at Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities, to a leading provider of prison- and community-based programs that support these fragile women and their families as they work to transform their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
House of Good Deeds
Our mission: to promote Altruism, build community, mobilize volunteers, coordinate charitable events, and help everyone.
Housing Works
Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of AIDS and homelessness through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.
Materials for the Arts
Founded in 1978, Materials for the Arts (MFTA) is NYC's largest reuse center supporting nonprofits with arts programming, public schools, and City agencies. On average, MFTA collects over 1.5 million pounds of supplies each year, which it provides, free of charge, to its member organizations. In addition to providing materials, MFTA has an Education Center, Artist-in-Residence program, and public events every third Thursday of the month, including gallery openings and community workshops. MFTA receives additional support from the NYC Department of Education and nonprofit partner Friends of Materials for the Arts.
NYC Department of Education
As the largest school system in the US, the New York City Department of Education serves over 1 million students. We are proud to donate items to educators, workers, and programs which help these students thrive. When schools were hit with the ramifacations of COVID, we worked to supply teachers with necessary work from home materials like desks and office chairs. Remix and the Junkluggers will continue to welcome educators who are in need of items to enrich their work.
Ruth's Refuge
Ruth's Refuge is the only organization devoted to providing furniture and home essentials to refugees and asylum seekers rebuilding their lives in New York City.
Salvation Army
The Salvation Army of Greater New York is a division of the 150-plus-year-old charitable organization. The Junkluggers primarily work with the Salvation Army Family Stores, which form the core of their Adult Rehabilitation Center philosophy, providing quality clothing, furniture, and goods at bargain prices-which in turn supports their mission of employing rehabilitating adults and funding their Adult Centers.
Services for The Underserved
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances.
The Muse Brooklyn
The Muse is, above all else, a creative community. We are a home for artists from all over the world, and together we celebrate circus in all its forms: circus as therapy, as fitness, as a form of play, and especially as high quality art and spectacular entertainment. Ethics and safety for our performers, guests, and staff are held at a high standard and we pride ourselves on doing better for the industry at large. We dream of a world where artistry, physicality, and creativity can flourish: and we work hard to make sure our programming is affordable, welcoming, and fun.

Chambers of Commerce:

Bronx Chamber of Commerce
Bronx Chamber of Commerce
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce - one of the most influential voices for business in Bronx County - is known for its organizational commitment to legislative advocacy. The Chamber plays an active and significant role in the economic development of the borough, creating new approaches to the challenges faced by members and guiding the extraordinary spirit of Bronx businesses and the future that confronts them. They host a wide range of programs, events, and services for our members, which include large corporations, cultural institutions, universities and colleges, hospitals and medical centers, and small to mid-sized businesses.

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The Junkluggers of New York City
33-56 11th St
Long Island City, NY 11106