Does Salvation Army Take Books?

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army accepts used goods donations, including hardback and paperback books.

The donations go to stock the Salvation Army store, or to provide reading materials for Salvation Army’s homeless shelters.

You can find drop-off locations in your community on the Salvation Army website.

What items does Salvation Army accept?

Clothing and Smaller Items

It also accepts recordings, compact discs, jewelry, shoes, purses and accessories. You can donate books, but not magazines or encyclopedias. Collectibles, jewelry, small antiques and linens such as sheets, blankets, pillowcases and towels are welcome.

What to do with old books you can’t sell?

In case you find yourself in a similar situation, here are 10 ways to recycle your old books.

  • Donate to your local library. Bring your gently used books to your local library.
  • Donate to a local charity.
  • Make some gift tags.
  • Recycle your unusable books.
  • Sell them or give them away online.
  • Make a “Free Books” box.

How do I donate to the Salvation Army?

Schedule a Free Donation Pick Up

Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to discuss a free pick up of your clothing, furniture or household items or to find out the nearest drop off location bin.

Does Salvation Army take couches?

Charities accept furniture if it’s in decent shape—no broken parts or big rips or stains. The Salvation Army and some Goodwill programs provide pickup service, usually within 48 hours, and tax receipts. Linens: Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores accept towels, sheets, curtains, and such.