The American Red Cross Donation Requirements

When donating your gently used items to the American Red Cross through GreenDrop®, there are some donation requirements that need to be met. When you make an item donation to the American Red Cross through GreenDrop®, the items are converted to critically needed cash by selling them to local thrift stores and charities. The money is then used by the American Red Cross to support its overall mission.

GreenDrop® accepts gently used articles of clothing, shoes, blankets, bedding, household items, collectibles, kitchenware, games, toys, small appliances, electronics, sporting goods, baby items, and other useful goods. GreenDrop® accepts a variety of gently used items to raise money for the American Red Cross. View GreenDrop®’s complete list of acceptable items on its site, or give them a call if you have a question about a particular item.

Due to legal, regulatory, weight, and size restrictions, GreenDrop® is unable to accept certain items. If GreenDrop® is unable to accept an item you wish to donate, one of their friendly employees will take the time to fill out a card explaining why the item does not meet the requirements. GreenDrop® is unable to accept tube tvs, computer monitors, furniture, beds, large collections of books, or any item weighing over 50 pounds.

If you have any questions about GreenDrop®’s donation requirements call GreenDrop® at 1-888-944-3767 and someone will gladly assist you. GreenDrop® tries to accept every item that it possibly can in order to maximize the money earned for the American Red Cross. Find a convenient donation drop-off location, or schedule an at-home pick up to donate your gently used items today. You can feel good knowing that your tax-deductible donations will be going to a good cause.

How It Works


Pack your donations.

When you're ready, simply pack your donation items into large plastic bags or boxes.


Schedule a pickup or drop off.

Have us come by your location for pickup or drop them off at any of our convenient locations.


Collect your IRS tax receipt.

After we receive your donations (thank you), you can download a tax receipt for your records.