Donate Clothing



The Open Door Mission accepts all types of gently used clean and usable clothing donations at our Caring Center.
















24/7 Self-Serve Drop off Shed Locations

Open Door Mission Caring Center
156 N. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, New York 14608


Clothing Donation Drop Off Hours:
Monday - Friday   8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday  9:00am - 5:00pm 
Sunday   12:00pm - 5:00pm
After Hours: Please use the outdoor drop box located on the north wall off the Women & Children's Clothing Room building. (Follow sign at the front of the building where to find the drop box)
Please Note: Pick-ups may still be considered on a case-by case basis. Please call (585) 454-6696 x116 for more information.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY 14526  
Webster Presbyterian Church, 550 Webster Road, Webster, NY 14580

Trinity Communion Church, 759 Winona Blvd. Rochester, NY 14617


Perinton Community Church - 636 High Street Extension, Fairport, NY 14450


Cross Creek Church - 3527 Vienna Street, Palmyra NY 14522


Webster Christian Reformed Church - 1344 State Road, Webster, NY 14589


Calvary Automation Systems /Gold's Gym - 855 Publishers Parkway, Webster, NY 14580


Recylcing Makes Cents - 218 Jefferson Road, Brighton, NY 14623


Mendon Presbyterian Church - 936 Cheese Factory Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472


Clothing Articles Needed
  • Men's, women's, and all sizes of children's clothing are collected and distributed. 
  • Seasonal clothing is best due to our limited amount of storage space.(i.e. Winter clothes in the winter, summer clothes in the summer.)
  • Business attire is often helpful.
  • Shoes and boots of all sizes and styles.
  • New undergarments are always needed.
  • Bed sheets (All sizes).
  • Twin bed sheets (specifically for the men's shelter)
  • Pillow cases and blankets.


Donation Guidelines

All items should be clean and in good working order, something you might give to a friend.  Please pack all small items in boxes or bags and pack fragile items carefully.  Be kind to our volunteers' backs by making sure boxes are not too heavy! 


Donated Items We Encourage 

  • Clothing for the whole family; including gently used underwear, socks and footwear.
  • Bed, bath and kitchen linens.
  • Pots, pans, dishes, mugs, glasses and utensils.
  • Small appliances including; clocks, radios, DVD & CD players, small TV's, crockpots, coffee makers, rice pots, griddles, electric fry pans, roasters, toasters, microwave and toaster ovens, mixers & blenders, electric can openers.



For health and safety reasons, or due to a lack space, we regrettably cannot accept the following:

· Bed frames, box springs, mattresses

· Furniture, sofa’s, tables, chairs, recliners, lamps, end tables

· Any liquids or anything with a gas motor

· Ovens, stoves, refrigerators, freezers

· Sinks, toilets and bathtubs

· Large entertainment center

· Non-flat screen television or computer monitor

· Pianos or organs

· Older exercise equipment

· Mini blinds, drapes, vertical shades or traverse rods

· Driveway basketball pole, all sporting goods

· Vehicle tires

· Video’s and DVD’s

· Non-religious books, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias

· Medical equipment, wheel chairs, crutches, walkers

· Nutritional drinks, vitamin supplements, Ensure

· Computers, PC Monitors, Printers, scanners, fax machines, house phones, cell phones

· Construction material new or used

· Stained/torn apparel, used underwear or socks, worn out footwear

· Golf clubs, shoes, bags and accessories

· Artificial Christmas trees, indoor/outdoor Christmas lights and/or decorations

· All used toys, board games, plush and /or stuffed toy animals


Donation Pick-Up Policy
For many years, we have picked up donations from residential areas. Regrettably, due to rising costs, the Mission can no longer afford to offer this service. As you know, we do NOT sell your donations in a thrift store. We GIVE all your donations away! We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we hope you will appreciate our ongoing effort to exercise “good stewardship” of your gifts to help the needy in our community.