Donating Goods to Second Harvest

Every time you donate your new and gently used items to Second Harvest, you help to fulfill our mission of bringing quality goods at affordable prices to the area. All proceeds are reinvested back into our community. We work hard to ensure that donating to Second Harvest is as easy as possible.

You can help us reduce our expenses by respecting the guidelines and avoiding donating items that we cannot sell or that are broken or in poor condition. Save items for Second Harvest that you’d proudly share with a neighbor or friend.  You can best support our mission by pre-sorting your donations and sending only your best to Second Harvest.  We are a small store, so less is more!

View Acceptable Donations

If you have items to donate that are not accepted by Second Harvest, this list might help you find an alternative donation establishment.

Request a Donation Pick Up

We offer donation pick up within the Fox Chapel Area School District. We respectfully request that items are in excellent condition and come from a smoke free home. You can best help us by pre-sorting your donations and sending only your best to Second Harvest.  We are a small store, so less is more!  Please see our Donation Guidelines for further information on what we can accept.

Standard Pick Up – small items one person can carry
In order to offer this free service, we can only accept small items that are light enough for one person to easily lift and carry. If you have more than 10 bags of items or anything that requires more than one person to move, please request a Large Pick Up. Our driver will come anytime between the hours of 9am-4pm.  Please leave items outside and protected from the weather.

Schedule a Standard Pick Up

Large Pick Up – furniture and larger items that require an additional person
We welcome furniture and larger household items and offer a pick up service for a fee of $30.

*Please note that the driver will leave items that we cannot accept or are in poor condition.

Large Item Pickups happen within a two hour window.  
The 9am pickup appointment can occur anytime from 9am-11am.
The 11am pickup appointment can occur anytime from 11am-1pm.
The 1pm pickup appointment can occur anytime from 1pm-3pm.
Schedule a Large Pick Up

High Value Items

We welcome donations of high value items to sell in store and online. Examples of high value items include original art, sterling silverware, fine rugs, fine art pottery, jewelry, watches, and other collectibles and valuables. Please contact us at if you have valuable items that you would like to donate.

Monetary Donations to Second Harvest

When you support Second Harvest you are helping to build a vibrant community asset.

You may also make a donation by sending a check to Second Harvest, 624 Clay Street, 15215.

We also welcome gifts of stock and securities.

Second Harvest is registered as a nonprofit corporation in the state of PA and a federally tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 84-2075119. We do not rent, sell, or otherwise publish our donor information.

Second Harvest Wish List

Second Harvest has curated an Amazon WishList in which we keep an updated list of items that we often need. Another way to support our efforts is to consider selecting an item on our WishList and have it shipped to our store. To access our WishList click HERE.

Shop at Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate to Second Harvest when you shop on and choose “Second Harvest” as your charity. It is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases back to Second Harvest.


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