Donate to Charity

Fill 'er up, thanks mateThere are dozens of gmachs and organizations in Jerusalem alone that will happily take donated clothes, food, kitchenware, furniture, etc. I compiled most of this list based on compiled lists I received on Janglo.

If you have another to suggest, contact me. I’m happy to list others.

UPDATE: see my newer post about donating to orphanages in Israel.

Note: I left off any that seemed like private numbers for the sake of their owners.

Israel-wide:

The Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA)

A nonprofit organization (amuta) that provides interest free loans to working Israeli citizens with a monthly family income from NIS 3,000 up to NIS 13,000. The exact details and application form is on the web site, in Hebrew and English. The IFLA provides over 350 personal or small business loans per month and has been doing this since 1990. Repayments are immediately recirculated to new applicants, and the default rate is less than 1%.

The office is in Jerusalem, but loans are made throughout Israel.

Tzur Hadassah:

Tzur Hadassah now has clothing bins for donation. The one I’ve seen is next to the supermarket on Rechasim, where the cardboard box recycling is.

Jerusalem:

Center for Teens at Risk needs good winter clothes, shoes, toiletries, hobby, art supplies, things that you do not need. If you have some of them, please drop them at their center downtown Jerusalem, across Kikar Tzion, after 10 am.

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Crossroads Center for English Speaking Youth in Distress:

Havatzelet 2 /Second Floor

P.O.B 2954, Jerusalem, Israel, 91028

www.crossroadsjerusalem.org
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The Israel Center clothing gemach located on the café level is now seeking pots, pans, and other kitchen items in addition to clothing. There are Israeli families, specifically Ethiopian olim that desperately need these items. Either bring them or, if you have a lot, call Mark 054-582-0517 to have them picked up.

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WIZO

1 Mapu Street (near King David hotel).

They distribute to the needy, their women’s shelters, etc. Appointment needed. They are the first door up 1/2 flight of stairs.

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Before you throw anything away, call Tzvika at 052-382-3247 or Rama at 052-347-4099. They run a gemach for needy families and are always looking for clothing (babies, children and adults), linens and blankets, electrical appliances (in working condition) and furniture. They will come and collect it. They also have a van/truck to help people move or transport items. Feel free to publicize this posting in other places.
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Yad Litinok, Ezrat Torah 26 (back of building).

Hours: Sunday: 10 am-12 noon; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 3 pm – 5 pm.

Family clothing, some linens, footwear available. Proceeds go to families in need. Clothing donations welcome, no pickup.

For information: 02.582.0437

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Second hand shop for Jerusalem Municipality welfare at Dov Gruner Street, 2 East Talpiot Jerusalem. 671 7201.

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We are gemach that distributes clothes to extra large families who are in need. We accept clothing, kosher household appliances, small furniture. We pick up. Call @ 054-783-7488 or Simi at taltalim17@hotmail.com.
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Chesed Yad L’Yad

Call 02 571 1840 to arrange for a pick-up.

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The Yellow Door G’mach in Har Nof takes used clothing.

Agassi, 6

10-12 AM and 8-10 PM on Sun, Mon, Tues, & Wed.

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Ezrat Avot

Chaya Devorah

02-653-5314

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Mitzvamann

mitzvamann@yahoo.com

05-47-83-74- 88

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Gemach Libi
25 Raichman Street
Bucharim Quarter, Jerusalem
02-5322664

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Comments

  1. Chaya says:

    Elisheva,

    Thank you for this list. I’ve just returned from dropping off used school books (Hartman High School) and outgrown children’s clothing (Dov Gruner St.)and was wondering as I did this whether it is worth the effort anymore. Do people actually want this stuff? I see from your list that they do and I’d rather someone else decide if it’s trash or treasure than just put it out in the garbage. Unfortunately some of the places I used to donate to are difficult to reach now and find a parking spot (like WIZO). I hope you keep this updated. I will let you know if I come across more places or organizations.

    תזכי למצוות

  2. Gemach Libi says:

    In memory of Liba Bat Tzvi
    Thank you very very much for putting me in your list, you have very big ‘Zikuy Harabim’!

    Let us save you trouble – we’ll collect our bags from the comfort of your own home thanks to our

    FREE PICK-UP SERVICE

    Many families can benefit from the things we readily dispose off
    At “Gemach Libi” we are glad to recive all of your unwanted items including
    -Clothes – Shoes – Books – Toys –
    !Household items and more
    Help us help needy families, orphans, widows, and Ba’aley Teshuva across the country

    We welcome you to come and visit our gemach to experience the !wonders of the world of chesed
    :We are located at
    25 Raichman street
    Beit Israel
    (close to ‘Mir Yeshiva’)

    1. leave your bags at the door 24 hours a day!
    2. Deliver your bags by cab and we will unload them for you ! call: 02-5322664 / 050-5342900
    3. Order a driver to collect your bags from your home FREE of charge!!! Call: 050-5632652

    Thank you for your contribution, May we all merit to do many many more Mitzvos !!!

    1. Maya says:

      If you pick up in Herzliya let me know, the only thing I can read on your website is that its in Jerusalem so it might just be too far. m.efrati at yahoo dot com, it’ll be on july 5th. (2011).

  3. Maya says:

    Hi, I was hoping that you could help me out – I’m in Herzliya and in about 3weeks will have some linens / bedsheets (2+sets ish), towels, about 2 trashbags of clothing, some dishes/dishwares, etc to give away (I am moving out). Its not much, basically 1 person worth of stuff, I just don’t want to have to trash it or just leave it to waste. Its NOT a lot of stuff at all though, so I was hoping to find someone / somewhere local I could give it to – and I would need someone to pick it up, since I don’t have a car / time to do it. If you know of anything – please let me know – m.efrati at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

    1. elie says:

      I don’t know of anything specifically… but it’s possible that the Iriya might. Or they might have an Iriya drop-off center. I also found this: http://www.charity-charities.org/Israel-charities/Herzliya.html

  4. The Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA) is a nonprofit organization (amuta) that provides interest free loans to working Israeli citizens with a monthly family income from NIS 3,000 up to NIS 13,000. The exact details and application form is on the web site, in Hebrew and English. The IFLA provides over 350 personal or small business loans per month and has been doing this since 1990. Repayments are immediately recirculated to new applicants, and the default rate is less than 1%.
    The office is inJerusalem, but loans are made throughout Israel.

    1. Liz says:

      Thank you for that info!

  5. Chaim says:

    pickup gemach is great 0547837488
    but it has to be good stuff!

  6. a says:

    Do you know which Charity is best to donate for Palestinians ?

    1. Liz says:

      I don’t. I’m betting there are plenty of websites that do, though. It probably also depends what kind of donations you’re looking to make…

  7. Barbara Gross says:

    what is the name of the agency in israel that loans wedding gowns to brides who cannot afford them?

    1. Liz says:

      I know that there are many gmachs that do it, but I never heard of one agency… If you find out, please share.