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Donations to the Survival Center

The survival center is a non-profit organization, under section 501 3© of the Internal Revenue Code (our tax exempt number is 042-77-6526). Donors may deduct contributions of money, food, clothing or household items for tax purposes. We will accept donations throughout these hours as well. We have many contributors from the Franklin area community - See the list

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Or .... Please mail monetary donations to:

Franklin Area Survival Center, 96 Fourth Street Turners Falls, MA 01376

Items For Pick-Up

The store can also accept donations of food for the pantry. If you have large items to donate, please call us to arrange a pick-up or drop off (to be sure that we can accept your item at that time). Our telephone number is 413-863-9549. Please remember our thrift store helps finance our food pantry and pay the bills. Our driver has the discretion of rejecting any items he feels are not acceptable for resale in our thrift store. Please call the site supervisor with any questions regarding donations.

Guidelines for Thrift Store Donations - We only accept donations during business hours.

The Survival Center can always use donations of furniture, household items, and clothing for our thrift store. Please do not leave donations outside of the store during non-business hours. Please do not leave bags of clothing outside our doors - feral cats in the area cause us to lose the contents.

We accept donations of estates and store close outs, Please contact the site supervisor to arrange pick up. Furniture should be in good condition (all drawers are functional, no missing knobs or shelves, no excessive scratches, cracks or breaks, or dents, etc).

Clothing should be free of rips, stains, holes, and be in good condition. They should not be faded or dirty. We do not have facilities to wash clothing at the Survival Center so please be sure that clothing is in Ready to Sell condition. Large items such as furniture (and large amounts of clothing) can be arranged to be picked up by our driver.

Items we do not take

  • BOX SPRINGS AND MATTRESSES
  • Cribs
  • Car Seats/Carriers
  • Bumble Seats
  • Computers, Monitors, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Large Appliances
  • Damaged, Rusted Old Bikes
  • Encyclopedias Of Any Type
  • Record Albums
  • Televisions, Stereos, Speakers
  • Large And Extra Large Stuffed Animals
  • Effective Immediately We Will No Longer Accept The Following:

  • Bean Bag Chairs
  • Bunk Beds For Children
  • Hair Dryers, Curling Irons, Electric Hair Curlers
  • Halogen Floor Lamps
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncer Seats, Johnny Jump-Ups, Exersaucers
  • Children’s Metal Jewelry
  • Play Yards/Pack N Plays – Unless New Or Like-New Condition
  • Toys That Are Smaller Than 1.75 Inches
  • Toys That Have Small Magnets
  • Items That Are On The Recall List-We Will Post As We Learn Of Them
  • Toy Chests/Cedar Chests/Toy Benches That Do Not Have Spring-Loaded Lid Support or Ventilation Holes That can not be blocked when item is placed against a wall

Please No After Hour Dumping

We have had a few people dropping items off after hours. We appreciate your donations, but please do not leave them after hours. We have a problem with feral cats in the area. They spray the items and they are then useless to us and we have to pay to dispose of them. The higher costs of disposing of these items takes away from our food budget! Please, we have very needy people relying on us to provide them with food, so please bring your good, sellable, clean donations to us during our open hours. Illegal dumping has happened as well. Large items have been dropped off when we are closed. Most of the larger items are not sellable. They are dirty, ripped, water logged and smelly. The Board of Directors thank you in advance for understanding about this. And we thank you for your support throughout the years.

A Special Thanks to Our Donors

The Franklin Area Survival Center's Board of Directors would like to thank the many wonderful community members who have donated to us on a regular basis during the past year (some on a regular basis for numerous years!). Without your continued contributions, whether it was monetary or food, we could not have continued to do the job that we do. We would also like to thank the following businesses and groups who have held food drives, donated produce and/or food items:

American Legion, Post 266 - Turners Falls
Argo Tech
Barber Family Trust
Barr’s Family Farm
BEAR Radio, Greenfield
BJ’s - Greenfield
Blessed Sacrament Church-Greenfield
Boy Scout Troops 16 and 5, Greenfield
Girl Scout Troop 40050, Conway
Cub Scout Packs 3 and 367, Greenfield
Brick House, Turners Falls
Farren Care Center employees, Turners Falls
Judd Wire, Turners Falls
WHAI- AM/FM Radio, Greenfield
Center for Self-Reliance-Greenfield
Clarkdale Farm
Classic Kitchens
Coca Cola
Community Action
Cumberland Farms
Deerfield Academy
Diemand Farm
Dr. Edward Funk
Eaglebrook School
Elk’s Emblem Club, Greenfield
Episcopal Church, Turners Falls
Federal Street School-Greenfield
Fill the Belly Bus Fundraiser and business affiliates
First Congregation Church of Montague
First Congregation Church-South Deerfield
First Congregational Church, Charlemont
Food City-Turners Falls
Franklin County Correctional
Franklin County Technical School
Galinski Farm
Gill-Montague Regional Schools (employees and students)
Girard Valley View Family Farm
Great Falls Middle School
Great Falls Middle School
Greenfield Boy and Cub Scout Troops
Greenfield Middle School
Greenfield Savings Bank
Greenfield’s Market
Highriser Club, Greenfield
Holy Name of Jesus-South Deerfield
Holy Trinity Church – Greenfield
Jaduke Preschool
K & L Organic Farm
Kiwanis Club
Leverett School Board
Local Brown Bag Affiliates
Market Basket
Montague 4-H
Montague Center Fire District
Mt. Herman School
Notion to Quilt
Red Fire Farm
Silver Thorne Theater Co.
Spiritual Alliance Church of Lake Pleasant
St. Andrews Church-Turners Falls
St. James Church-Greenfield
Steve’s Aubuchon of Turners Falls
First Congregational Church of Sunderland
Community Health Charities of N.E. dba UMASS Community Campaign
Church World Services, CROP Walk
Stop and Shop-Greenfield
The Rosenberg Committee, Amherst
Trinity Church, Shelburne Falls
United Church of Bernardston
Up in Gill Farm
Valley Steel Stamp
Wal*Mart-Orange
Waste Management
Women of the Moose

We would also like to thank the many anonymous donators that have helped us continue our mission of feeding the hungry throughout this past year, whether it was through food or monetary donations.  We appreciate your continued support.