HAAM is unable to accept unsalable or hazardous donations. The disposal cost of such items is significant and reduces funds for our Social Services programs. Please review our donation guidelines for any questions you may have.
HAAM Resale Stores Donation Guidelines
All donated items should be gently used, clean, and in working condition.
- Clothing should be washed or dry-cleaned.
- Furniture should be in good condition. It must be structurally sound and have no rips, tears, stains, or excessive pet hair.
- Recalled items.
- Sports, medical and exercise equipment; and children’s items should all be examined carefully and tested before donating. Donors are encouraged to review the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls and announcements before donating. Items that have been recalled cannot be donated to or sold by Humble Area Assistance Ministries.
- If your donation is electronics, small appliances and battery-operated items, please make sure they are in working condition as HAAM has no repair facility. If you donate a broken item, it is expensive for HAAM to properly dispose of it.
- HAAM cannot accept household hazardous waste items like cleaners, fluorescent lamps, or paints.
Donated Items We Cannot Accept
Unfortunately, there are items that HAAM cannot accept. Please read through this list before donating goods.
- Appliances that are not clean or in need of repair
- Baby cribs, strollers, play pens and car seats
- Box springs and mattresses
- Built in appliances
- Carpet and padding
- Copy machines
- Computer monitors without a tower
- Drapery rods
- Fax machines
- Fiberglass bath tubs and showers
- Glass or unframed mirrors
- TV’s (unless digital and flat screen)
- Chemicals – Paint, Stains, Strippers, Oil and Fertilizer
- Commodes and sinks
- Press board furniture
- Windows or window blinds
- Word processors