Where to Donate Office Furniture in Your Community

Upgrading to a new conference room? Donate the used chairs and table to a charity in need.
Upgrading to a new conference room? Donate the used chairs and table to a charity in need.

Your company is moving or redecorating. The office is usually a busy, bustling place, but with the move or furniture upgrade, it can be even more chaotic. We’re here to help make the process easier to get rid of used furniture donations and to learn where to donate office furniture.

Below are some types of organizations that could benefit and how to find them:

Foundations & Community Organizations
Foundations and community organizations often have offices just like any other organization. This means they need office furniture! Also, if they aren’t able to take your office furniture they will likely have partners across the city who might need it.

You can find foundations on Foundation Center’s website. Click here for the easy to use search tool.

Larger Social Service Agencies
Larger social service agencies, or non-profits that provide direct services to individuals and communities, can be great resources for where to donate office furniture. These organizations often have a larger staff and more needs for office furniture.

To find larger social service agencies, refer to your local United Way’s listing of organizations they fund.

Smaller Charities with Growing Offices
If your city has an organization like Zealous Good that makes it easier to find a local charity in need, than you can take a look at what smaller organizations could benefit from a filing cabinet or office chairs.

If you do have a small amount of office furniture to donate, reach out to a local charity that you support and ask if they could benefit from the donation. If they don’t have a need for it – don’t be offended! They too just want to make sure your furniture goes to someone who needs it.

As always, if you’re in the Chicago area, check out Zealous Good for where to donate office furniture. It’s one of the most popular donations that we match to charities, and we’d love to help you and your office!


Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.


  1. C Melaniphy said:

    have office furniture to donate

    August 20, 2013
    • Brittany Martin Graunke said:

      Wonderful! If you’re in/near Chicago, visit http://www.zealousgood.com and submit your donation information. It takes less thank 3 minutes to do. If you’re out of Chicago, we’d recommend contacting one of the places we recommended in the post. For example, if you contact your local United Way, hopefully they can help you find a local charity in need of your items!

      August 20, 2013

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