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Central NY - Herkimer and Oneida County

Charities and Organizations 

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Places to Donate in Central New York (Herkimer & Oneida Counties

Donate Items locally:

Books can be donated to your local library, school or hospital.

Blankets and pet supplies can be donated to local animal shelters.

Clothes and household goods can be donated to your local shelter.

Catholic Charities of Herkimer County

Address: 61 West Street, Ilion, NY 13357

Phone: (315) 894-9917


Their mission: Catholic Charities runs homes for victims of domestic violence, mentoring programs for troubled teens, daycare programs for working families, food pantries and shelters for the homeless, emergency services for families who have come upon hard times, and many other services. 

What they need: Old cars, trucks, boats, motor homes and motorcycles

Catholic Charities of Oneida & Madison County
There are three locations in Oneida and Madison County...

Primary Utica Office- Catholic Charities of Oneida/Madison County
1408 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 - Phone (315) 724-2158

Rome Office - 212 West Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 - Phone (315) 337-8600
Oneida Office - 248 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421 - Phone (315) 363-5274
Their mission: Provide services to those in our community that are most in need. Provide food, clothing and shelter for those who do not have basic needs, housing to those struggling with mental illness; and those in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. They also offer hope, encouragement, optimism and strength for the future - through their parenting program, case management, a week at Camp Nazareth, or a stay in one of their residences, individuals will be prepared to meet the challenges of daily life utilizing new skills.
What they need:
Clothing, furniture, non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, diapers, etc. For clothing and furniture donations please call (315) 724-2158 ext.227 

​Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired  

Address: 507 Kent Street, Utica, NY 13501

Phone: (315) 797-2233 toll free (877) 719-9996


Their mission:  To assist people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their highest levels of independence.

What they need:  Donate your car, boat or RV

Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center

Address: CNY Veteran's Outreach Center, 726 Washington Street, Utica, NY 13502

Phone: (315) 765-0975


Their mission: "To enrich the veteran's quality of life by providing supportive comprehensive services to all Veterans in need so they may successfully integrate back into the society to which they served, consequently enhancing the surrounding communities. We will devote our time to assist Veterans and their Families in multifaceted ways through strong collaboration and dedication of the professionals involved so that growth will occur."

What they need / Current wishlist:

Address: 131 East Albany Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-1212


Their mission:  “Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.”
What they need:  New or gently used items — like clothing, appliances, electronics and furniture.  

Herkimer County Humane Society
Address: P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407
Phone: (315) 866-3255
Their mission: To providing shelter and safe haven for stray dogs and cats, until their forever homes are found.
What they need / Current wishlist:

Salvation Army
Address / Phone: There are SEVERAL Salvation Army Centers located in Central New York... please click here to find one closest to you...


Their mission:  “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”
What they need: Appliances, automobiles, clothing, furniture, household goods, miscellaneous.

​​Spring Farm CARES 
Address: 3364 State Route 12, Clinton, NY 13323 
Phone: (315) 737-9339
Their mission: Animal and nature sanctuary
What they need / Current wishlist:

Steven-Swan Humane Society

Address: 5664 Horatio Street (Off Rt. 12N), Utica, NY 13502
(Just past the Riverside Center)

Phone: (315) 738-4357


Their mission: The Stevens-Swan Humane Society of Oneida County (SSHS) is committed to the prevention of cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals through our adoption center, to make possible a better world for all animals by providing shelter, educating the community about humane care and treatment of pets, advocating animals welfare and promoting the human animal bond. We take in stray, homeless and abused animals and strive to place them in loving, caring homes. The SSHS relies heavily on donations, memeberships, foundations and corporations who also have a commitment to the health, well-being and socialization of our community citizens and their animals.             

What they need / Current wishlist: