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Where to donate furniture and other items in Christchurch

From charity shops to local community groups, there are a variety of options available for those looking to donate furniture and household items in Christchurch.
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Where to donate furniture and other items in Christchurch

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If you’re in the process of decluttering your home, donate your pre-used items to an organisation in need. From charity shops to local community groups, there are a variety of options available for those looking to donate furniture and household items in Christchurch.

Before you donate

Before you donate furniture to charity, you should do a few things. First, ensure that the items you're donating are in good, usable condition.

While many charities will accept gently used items, they cannot accept broken, dirty, or otherwise unusable items.

It's also a good idea to check with the charity you're interested in donating to, as they may have specific guidelines for acceptable items. Additionally, consider if the furniture you're donating is still useful and in demand, as some items may need to be more appropriate for the needs of the charity or the community they serve.

Where to donate furniture and other items in Christchurch

Christchurch has many options for donating furniture, clothing, electronics, and household items. Here is a list of places to take good quality used items:


Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Inside Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Christchurch where different kinds of secondhand furnitures are being sold

Habitat for Humanity has two ReStore locations in Christchurch located in Burnside and Sydenham. They accept new, gently used and upcycled items for donation including furniture, appliances, clothing, books, building materials and more. Donations are sold back to the community for a small profit while some donations are used to help families who are in immediate need of furniture, curtains and blankets for their homes.

If you’re unable to drop off your items, ReStore can arrange pickup from your home. However, area limits do apply.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore189 Waltham Road, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm | 03 420 4342


EcoShop, Blenheim Road

Used, but still good couches and other types of furniture at EcoShop, Blenheim Road

EcoShop is on a mission to support New Zealand’s circular economy. As well as furniture and reusable goods, you can donate almost anything here including rubbish and recycling, commercial waste, green waste and hazardous waste. If you are renovating or just decluttering, drop off your household items and building materials for someone else to get use out of.

They accept everything from antiques and collectables to car parts, basins and vanities, building products, home textiles, furniture and furnishing, garden equipment and tools, fence railings, home accessories, kitchenware, laundry items, pet supplies, sewing and craft items, tools and whiteware. If you own any type of household item in good condition, don’t throw it away. The EcoShop can recycle it for you.

EcoShop — 191 Blenheim Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

Open every day from 9am – 5pm

+64 3 941 7513


Christchurch City Mission

Christchurch City Mission

Christchurch City Mission has four locations around Canterbury, including Tuam Street, Sydenham, Rangiora and Bryndwr stores. Each store has a different collection of items, so it’s best to enquire about what to donate before you drop it off.

Bedding, household items, and clothing are always highly sought after and will often go to clients who are working with a City Mission service or social worker. You can donate good quality clothing and small household goods at their Thrive Op Shops at Tuam Street, Rangiora, Bryndwr and Sydenham between 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. Large furniture items can be collected from your home free of charge from Monday to Friday.

Christchurch City Mission — 276 - 284 Hereford Street, Christchurch

Open Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm

03 365 0635 or 0800 787 855


The Christchurch Aunties

The Christchurch Aunties

The Christchurch Aunties is a network of over 6000 individuals dedicated to assisting women and children in the Christchurch, Ashburton, Waimakariri, and Selwyn Districts who have suffered from family violence and are in a vulnerable state.

They aim to provide women and their families with necessities as quickly and efficiently as possible. The Christchurch Aunties accept clothing and essentials, including brand-new toiletries (deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, and tampons) and any special pamper items.

They also accept kitchenware, cutlery, utensils, pots, pans and baking items, clean beds of all sizes, including mattresses and bases, basic appliances in great working condition, including kettles, toasters, vacuum cleaners, and new and used mobile phones. They also accept furniture and whiteware by prior arrangement. View their website for drop-off locations around Christchurch and surrounding areas.

The Christchurch Aunties

Casino Court Motor Lodge, 76 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

Matipo Garage, 16 Lowe Street, Addington, Christchurch

Whakaraupo Carving Centre, 30 Godley Quay, Lyttelton, Christchurch (office up the stairs)

Academy Hire, 846 Jones Road, Rolleston

Ashburton Art Gallery, 327 West Street, Ashburton


Dress for Success

Dress for Success

If you have professional attire you no longer wear, don’t just donate it to an op shop. Dress for Success works with women in the Christchurch community to dress them for job interviews that can change the course of their future.

Donate dress shirts, women’s suits, trousers, pencil skirts, jackets, smart casual attire, shoes, boots and sandals, handbags, jewellery and accessories, new and unused hosiery and lingerie, cosmetics, and toiletries. Dress for Success Christchurch has seven stores around the city. Visit their website for drop-off locations.

Dress for Success — 317 Madras Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

+6433433241


Dove Bookshop and Arty Facts

Dove Bookshop and Arty Facts

If you’re a book hoarder or game collector, Dove Bookshop and its sister store, Arty Facts can help you. These stores accept all books, games, CDs, puzzles and general bric-a-brac and sell them for affordable prices.

Declutter your bookshelf and games cupboard and give the items you don’t want to a great community shop. The stores accept donations during business hours or can arrange collection for your books and media at a time convenient to you.

Dove Bookshop and Arty Facts — 11C Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm, ​Sunday Closed

+6433599869


Clothed in Love Christchurch

Clothed in Love Christchurch

Want your children’s clothing to go directly to a good cause? Clothed in Love is a clothing bank in Christchurch that gives children’s clothing and shoes to needy families. They accept donations from prem to child size 16. Donate your outgrown children’s clothing.

They accept waterproof and warm jackets, long sleeve tops, t-shirts, woollen jerseys, sweatshirts, tracksuit pants, jeans, shorts, leggings, thermals, socks, underwear, tights, singlets, summer and winter sleepwear, robes, onesies, dresses, skirts, overalls, togs, baby clothing, shoes, gumboots, slippers, hats, caps and hair ties.

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