Find Arc Donations & Drop Off Locations Near You

Locate, donate and shop at a wide range of Arc donation locations

Storefront of an Arc donation location

The Arc was founded in 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a collaboration of parent groups advocating for the rights of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It has since grown to over 700 local chapters all over the country.

They provide information and referral services for persons with I/DD needing legal aid, health and life counseling, special education training, employment consultation, and various online resources, among others.

For companies, including airlines, Arc also provides staffing services and training on improving accessibility and inclusiveness in their day-to-day operations.

The Arc advocates for legislation that benefits persons with I/DD, and has been instrumental in the establishment of federal disability rights laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Arc welcomes financial donations. It also accepts certain types of vehicles: cars, trucks, vans, boats with trailers, and recreational vehicles only.

The main office does not accept item donations, but physical items may be donated to local chapters. The types of donations accepted include clothing, household items, and jewelry.

If you do find somewhere nearby, make sure to give them a call beforehand to double-check that they can accept whatever it is you’re thinking of donating. And if they’re unable to accommodate you, why not give The Salvation Army thrift stores a go instead.

If you know of any locations that accept Arc donations which are not listed below, please let us know and we’ll add it in.

Donated clothes being sold in an Arc thrift store

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One of the biggest causes that the Colorado-based charity supports is their annual Feed Colorado initiative. It involves donating food to all those in need. For more information on the causes they support, please visit their website.

Your donations to Arc will generally be sold in one of their thrift stores. The funds will then be used to support their other activities.