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Donation Center

Call 978-283-4298 for yard sale leftovers!

Easy Presort Categories

Get Ready to Donate

Second Glance is the ultimate recycling center. 

Not just a drop-off! It's interactive recycling.

Think of your appointment like getting ready for a trip to the recycling center. To have the best donation experience, your items should be sorted and boxed or bagged by category so you can easily sort them into the right bin when you get here.

Here are a few pre-game tips and tricks to make your Donation Center experience quick and easy.

Pack in bags or boxes.

  • Separate adult from children's clothing
  • Remove clothing from hangers


Pack in boxes or bags.

  • Separate shoes and handbags from clothing and other items.

Pack in boxes or bins

  • Separate large quantities
  • Sorry, we are no longer accepting VHS tapes

Pack in bags

  • Tablecloths and napkins
  • Curtains
  • Blankets and sheets
  • Towels
  • Small rugs
  • Comforters and Bedspreads
  • Throw pillows (no sleeping pillows)

Pack in boxes or bins

  • Kitchenware
  • Dishware
  • Glassware
  • Collectibles
  • Homeware


Bring in loose. There will be a designated place to put these.

Pack in Ziploc or small container. There will be a designated place to put these items.


CALL US! We want to make sure we have room for your donation.


  1. YES! You do need an appointment for each carload that will be arriving
  2. Call to see if we have room for your leftover yard sale BEFORE YOU LOAD YOUR CAR.
  3. If you have a large furniture donation, call to see if we have space.


Clothing, Shoes, Handbags – for Men, Women, Teens, Children, & Infants

  • Clean and in good condition (no rips or stains
  • Put in bags, not on hangers
  • Separate children’s and adults’ clothes

Household Items, Knickknacks, & Linens

  • Clean and in good condition
  • In bags or boxes (please box fragile items)

Books, Games, DVDs, CDs

  • Please separate books for adults and children

Furniture, Small Appliances, and Electronics

  • Clean and in good condition
  • Small appliances and electronics must work


Air conditioners
Exercise equipment
Car seats
Child-Care Items
Children’s Furniture
Computers and Monitors
Hazardous Materials
Large appliances
LP albums
Recalled Items
Sporting Goods
VHS Tapes

Not sure if we can take your donation?

Send us a picture, and we will let you know!

Donate. Shop.

Circular Economy

When you donate and shop at Second Glance you are participating in the circular economy.

A circular economy is a system in which the potential use of goods and materials is optimized and their elements returned to the system at the end of their viable life cycles.



Second Glance is a meeting place at the intersection of community and commerce.

2 Pond Road
Gloucester, MA

Shopping Hours

In-store shopping with capacity limits
9 AM to 5 PM

Donation Center

Donation by appointment ONLY
9:30 AM to 4:45 PM

COVID-19 Guidelines

Keeping Our Community Safe

Our programs continue to adhere to all federal, state, and local guidelines to keep everyone safe. Masks are no longer required, but they are recommended for those who have not been vaccinated.

Face Masks Recommended

Use Hand Sanitizer

Stay 6 ft. Apart

Respect Capacity Limits

Donation Center