Community Clearinghouse

The Community Clearinghouse provides individuals and families in need with basic necessities, such as food, clothing, furniture, and basic household items. All of the items are distributed free-of-charge, and are provided through generous donations from the local community.

As Oahu’s central collection and distribution center for donated goods, the Community Clearinghouse provides thousands of low-income individuals and families with over several-million dollars in donated goods each year.

Make a Donation

Donations of clothing, household items and other gifts can be dropped off at our donation warehouse in Kalihi:

CCH building

Community Clearinghouse – Donation Center
2100 N. Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI 96819
Enter off Puuhale Road in back of building
Click here for a map

Donation Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
**The warehouse is closed on weekends and on most major holidays.**

Donation pick-up service is also available for donations of at least one large item. Donation pick-up is only available for homes that are ground-level, or for apartments / homes with elevator access. Our driver is unable to navigate stairs due to liability reasons.

The Community Clearinghouse can only accept items that are still in usable condition. In other words, only those items that can immediately be given to families are acceptable. We do not accept items that broken, damaged, outdated, or otherwise in disrepair. We also cannot accept Computers, Office Equipment, Exercise Equipment, or musical instruments such as Pianos.

For more information about the Community Clearinghouse or to schedule donation pick-up for items, please call us at 440-3800 or e-mail cch@helpinghandshawaii.org.

How to Get Help

ClearingHouse-CCHinsideIf you are interested to receive help through the Community Clearinghouse, you must be referred to our program by a case manager or social worker at another social service agency or outreach program. The case manager / social worker must complete an intake application for you and submit verification of your household income to us.

If you do not have an agency to refer you, please call our office at 440-3800 or call the Aloha United Way at 2-1-1 for a list of agencies that may be able to assist you.

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