Your donation makes a difference!

The mission of urban university is to educate, employ, and empower single mothers transitioning from public assistance by providing on-the-job training in customer service and retail skills along with personal and professional development coaching. Additionally, we operate urban house, transitional housing for single mothers working in our enterprise and single mothers from the larger community, in need of housing.

Donate furniture, home goods, and clothing

Quality donations are paramount to the success of our mission. At urban furniture and boutique, we accept gently used furniture, home goods, and clothing for resale at our store.

All donations are accepted during store hours. Donations are tax exempt and will receive a donation receipt.

We also pick-up large furniture for free. Call (510) 835-3165 to schedule a pick-up appointment.

We accept quality:

  • Furniture (indoor & outdoor)
  • Lamps
  • Rugs
  • Kitchenware
  • Glassware
  • Small appliances & electronics
  • Small tools & gardening items
  • Knick-knacks
  • Men & women’s clothing
  • Accessories (ties, belts, hats, scarves, purses)
  • Shoes & boots

We do not accept:

  • Worn furniture
  • Mattresses & box springs
  • Sofa beds
  • Large entertainment centers
  • Over-sized office furniture
  • Children’s car seats & toys
  • Televisions
  • Clothing & shoes in poor condition
  • Used lingerie & sleep wear
  • Bathing suits
  • Children’s clothing
  • Uniforms
  • Perfume & cologne


We occasionally utilize “do not take lists,” based on space availability. Please contact the store for additional information.