Donation Guide

Given space constraints, the MV Big Flea can only accept items that have demonstrated resale value. We accept the following items for donation:

  • Wood furniture
  • Artwork and home decor
  • Holiday decorations
  • Glassware, dishes and serving pieces
  • Jewelry
  • Lamps
  • Kid and baby items (toys, strollers, changing tables, highchairs)
  • Kids furniture (tables and chairs, desks, easels)
  • Storage/laundry furniture and accessories
  • Outdoor furniture and accessories
  • Lawnmowers and tools in working condition
  • Sporting goods
  • Small appliances in working condition
  • Suitcases (in good condition)
  • Electronics, CDs, DVDs
  • Musical instruments
  • Sewing machines and craft tools/supplies

If you think your item can be resold, we’ll likely accept it (even if it might need some TLC).

We’ve learned that some items just aren’t right for the MV Big Flea (or our aging backs just can’t seem to move them). As a result, we cannot accept the following items* for donation:

  • Television armoires
  • Large china cabinets
  • Large desks
  • Metal file cabinets
  • Pianos
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Bed linens
  • Mattresses/boxsprings
  • Chandeliers
  • Grills
  • Stuffed animals
  • Building supplies
  • Monitors and TVs (flatscreens are OK)
  • Couches and other upholstered furniture (except dining chairs with removable recoverable seats)
  • Swingsets/bulky outdoor playsets
  • Large fitness equipment (such as elliptical machines)
  • Futons

*However, we do make exceptions depending on the circumstances and quality of the item.   Also, if we are able to line up a buyer who can coordinate delivery themselves (in the case of items such as pianos, pool tables, swingsets, etc.), we may be able to accept these. Please send a detailed description of the item and dimensions to We post large items on Facebook and you’d be surprised how quickly things can move.

To make a donation, schedule a pickup, or for more information, please contact All donations are tax-deductible — download a tax receipt here.

Thank you for supporting the MV Big Flea!