The Donation Center Foundation of Rhode Island's mission is to engage in activities to raise funds to support the mission and purposes of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and other charities/mentoring programs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Having opened in 1997, originally designed as the Big Sister Fund to support Big Sisters of Rhode Island, the Donation Center now accounts for 70% of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island’s annual operating income, which supports impactful one-to-one mentoring relationships throughout all of Rhode Island and also raises more than $175K for local Rhode Island and Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and keeps 3-5 million pounds of waste from local landfills.
ITEMS WE NEED AND ACCEPT
We accept bagged cloth, linen, and small household goods at all five of our Donation Centers (Bristol, Johnston, Cranston, Wakefield, and Aquidneck)!
We offer free at-home curbside pick-ups of your in-kind donations of new and gently used cloth, linen, and small household goods all over Rhode Island!
FIND A BIN
We have over 85 donation bins located across Rhode Island that can accept bagged donations of clothing, shoes, and other soft fabric donations 24/7/365! Please do not leave small household goods at our bins.
DONATION CENTER LOCATIONS & HOURS
Donation Centers are open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m. Call 401-921-2434 for more details.
BIG CLOTHING DRIVE
Help BBSRI and raise money for your community group, or non-profit organization! Register your fundraiser, collect donations, and make money! Your organization will get paid for every pound collected!
NEIGHBORHOOD CLOTHING DRIVE
Foster community engagement and support youth mentoring, by collecting donations of clothing, shoes, and linens in your neighborhood. Have great neighbors and a driveway or front lawn to host a drive? Get a neighborhood drive started today!
DONATE A VEHICLE
Donate your vehicle to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island! Each donation supports hundreds of youth mentoring relationships state-wide, while contributing to a more sustainable community.
YOUR LOGO ON OUR TRUCK
Want to put your company name in front of hundreds of local community members and business partners every day in every town in Rhode Island? Sponsor a Donation Center Truck!
The Donation Center Foundation of Rhode Island is a separate 501(c)3 organization from BBBSRI with the sole purpose of raising funds for non-profit organizations.