The Donation Center Foundation of Rhode Island is dedicated to re-purposing your clothing and household goods, in an effort to make a meaningful difference in our communities. Our Donation Center 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 $150K for local Rhode Island and Massachusetts nonprofit organizations. In addition to supporting our local communities, we keep 3-5 million pounds of waste from local landfills.
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 HOURS
Donation Centers are open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m. Call 401-921-2434 for more details.
ITEMS WE NEED AND ACCEPT
We accept bagged cloth, linen, and small household goods at all four of our Donation Centers (Bristol, Johnston, Cranston, Wakefield, and Aquidneck)!
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!
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.