CAPTAIN's Treasures: Donations

Thank you for considering CAPTAIN's Treasures as your donation destination for gently used clothing, housewares, and small furniture. Your generosity supports children, families, and seniors in fourteen counties throughout the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, and North Country through CAPTAIN CHS's over 30 programs and services.

Donation Hours:

  • Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday:  10:00am - 2:00pm

Please refrain from dropping off donations when the store is closed. Items dropped off in the bins behind the store are inaccessible to Treasures staff and volunteers. However, CAPTAIN CHS does receive reimbursement by weight for any fabric in the bins.

If you're considering a furniture donation, please contact us first with photos to to see if the furniture will fit in our store.

Donation FAQ

  • When and where can I drop off my donations?

    You can drop off your donations to CAPTAIN's Treasures during the following hours:

    • Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Donations can be dropped off at the rear of the building. You'll see a door labeled with CAPTAIN CHS's logo and additional information.

    It's strongly encouraged that you call 518-383-1788 prior to dropping off donations. Due to space constraints and our generous community, at times we're unable to accept additional goods until we've sorted through current donations.

  • Clothing Donations

    We gladly accept clothing that is in style, clean, and odor-free. It's extremely helpful to our volunteers if clothing is clean and folded at drop-off. Shoes, belts, and purses must be in very good condition. Winter coats and sweaters are accepted year-round except during the summer months (May - August).

  • Household Item Donations

    We gladly accept dishes, cookware, bake ware, glassware, eating and cooking utensils and collectibles that are clean and free of chips, cracks, and dents. Small appliances are accepted if they are clean and in excellent working condition. Linens and bedding should be washed, odor, and stain-free.

  • Children's Items Donations

    We gladly accept clean and stain-free clothing, linens, and children's books in good condition.

  • Furniture Donations

    Please call 518-383-1788 prior to dropping off any furniture or large donations. The store has limited space and limited ability to manage heavy items. You can email photos to to review. Any accepted furniture must be in "move-in" condition, meaning it cannot be soiled, broken, moldy, severely scratched, covered with pet hair, or smelling of smoke. We are unable to pick-up or deliver furniture and we generally do not have volunteers or staff who are able to assist you in unloading.

  • Other Donations

    Books and artwork will be accepted on an as-needed basis. Due to space constraints, we may be unable to accept your donation. Please call 518-383-1788 in advance of heading out to be sure.

  • What items cannot be donated to CAPTAIN's Treasures?
    • Torn, stained, out-of-season or out-of-style clothing
    • Intimate apparel and bathing suits
    • Computers, televisions, printers, and old electronics (speakers, stereos, phones, etc.)
    • DVDs and CDs
    • Heavy exercise equipment (treadmills, Bowflex, etc.)
    • Large appliances (dishwashers, clothes washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.)
    • Mattresses, box springs, or entertainment centers
    • Textbooks, encyclopedia, Readers Digest condensations, magazines, calendars
    • Collectable dolls
    • Toys, stuffed animals, board games
    • Cribs, strollers, high chairs, car seats, crib bumpers, etc.
    • Sports equipment
    • Bicycles (bikes in good condition may be donated at the CAPTAIN CHS Clifton Park office)
    • Luggage that is soiled or in poor condition and/or without wheels
    • Stained, dirty, or broken housewares or small appliances, and large sharp knives
    • Cassette tapes and VCR tapes
    • Religious articles of any kind
    • Wallpaper or blinds
    • Shower seats or commodes
    • Light fixtures (wire in) or fluorescent light bulbs
    • Hangers
    • Large Christmas trees
  • What about bicycles?

    CAPTAIN's Treasures does not accept bicycles. However, CAPTAIN CHS will gladly receive your donation of bicycles in good working condition through our Bike Works program. Drop-off Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm at our Clifton Park Office (5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3, Clifton Park). Call 518-371-1185 for additional details.

  • What about holiday items? Can I donate new toys?

    While CAPTAIN's Treasures cannot accept toys in any condition, CAPTAIN CHS operates multiple holiday giving programs that will gladly distribute your gift to local families and children in need. Please call 518-371-1185 for additional information.

Donation Guidelines