How Buying Second Hand Furniture Helps Our Community

San Diego Rescue Mission sells both new and gently used donated furniture to the general public.  When you purchase refurbished furniture from one of our three thrift shop locations (National City Thrift Store,  North Park, and City Heights), proceeds from the sale help fund programs that provide shelter and services for those who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless in the greater San Diego area.

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How Do Furniture Donations Help the Homeless? 

An essential part of San Diego Rescue Mission’s success comes from quality furniture donations from individuals and businesses.  Not only do we resell refurbished furniture in our thrift store locations, San Diego Rescue Mission also directly provides furniture for individuals and families that are moving out of homeless residences into permanent housing.  The furniture is also used to furnish temporary shelters, emergency shelters from women and children, and residential recovery programs that we operate.

If you have gently used furniture and small appliances in good working condition, please consider donating to San Diego Rescue Mission.  Your donations make a difference to our community and helps save lives.

What to donate

  • Gently used couches
  • Chairs and tables
  • Dressers and armoires
  • Appliances in good condition
  • Televisions
  • Functioning Electronics
  • Clothing
  • General Household items

To see a list of our most urgent client needs, click here.

You can donate your items in one of two ways:

1) Schedule a Pickup

To schedule a pick-up of items at your home or business, please complete our Online Donation Form  or call us at 619-819-1793.

2) Drop Them Off

If you prefer to deliver the items to us, donations to the San Diego Rescue Mission are gratefully accepted at the following locations:

City Heights Thrift Store at the Mission Donation Center
5150 University Avenue
San Diego, 92104
Monday – Friday
8 am – 3:30 pm
North Park Thrift Store
3055 University Avenue
San Diego, 92104
Monday – Saturday
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
National City Thrift Store
10 N. Euclid Avenue
National City, CA 91950
Monday – Saturday
9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Job Training Program at San Diego Rescue Mission

6005151863_68cc4ffe19.jpgSan Diego Rescue Mission also provides job training programs for some residents at our shelters. This program provides essential job training skills in retail, bookkeeping, management and furniture restoration.  Our programs empower individuals at risk by helping them gain the necessary tools that they need to become a successful part of today's job market.   When you donate your used furniture and working appliances to San Diego Rescue Mission, you are directly helping our clients at San Diego Rescue Mission.


Why should I buy furniture from San Diego Rescue Mission

We offer quality name brand furniture and designs and gently used home furnishings at affordable and competitive prices.  In addition to donated second hand furniture from the community, we sometimes have closeouts and special offers from various manufacturers with considerable savings.  So next time you are thinking of buying new furniture, remember to check out San Diego Rescue Mission to see what special buys you can find!

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San Diego Rescue Mission P.O. Box 80427 San Diego, CA 92138 | (619) 687-3720

San Diego Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is quaflified to receive tax-deductible donations