What do we accept?

  We accept pretty much anything in good condition except for used mattresses and food items.

What about yucky things? 

We can recycle your poor-condition 

clothes & shoes for you,

but please put these in

a separate bag and label "WORN OUT"

 When do we accept?

Anytime our stores are open.



                      DONATIONS & Our GREEN Stream



 Being Green

is very

important to us.


At Family Tree, it is part of our mission to keep as many things out of landfills and the garbage as possible. 

Here are a few ways we do this:

~All unsellable clothing is recycled and sent to needy families in the area and sometimes overseas

~All unsellable shoes are recycled and sent to needy families in South Africa

~All broken electronics and metal items are sent to local recyclers

~Outdated books and media are recycled and picked up by local recyclers

~All boxes and other recyclable materials are picked up by local recycling programs

~All used batteries are removed and recycled




 So very grateful.

  We know you have many choices as to

where to donate your items.

Thank you for your generosity

in choosing Family Tree.

We sincerely appreciate every

single donation we receive.


Free Pick-Up


  We offer a FREE pick up service for

FURNITURE or other large

donations, such as garage sale


Please call to schedule.

Pick ups usually take

1-2 weeks from the time you call.

Chicago store: 312-918-9260

​Wheaton store: 630-469-4576