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 more than several-million dollars in donated goods each year.
Make a Donation
Donations of clothing, bedding, furniture, household items and supplies, small appliances and unused personal hygiene items can be dropped off at our donation warehouse in Kalihi:
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 ground-level or elevator-accessible dwellings. Our driver is unable to navigate stairs due to liability reasons.
The Community Clearinghouse accepts gently used items that can immediately be given to families. We do not accept items that are broken, damaged or in disrepair as we do not have the ability to fix or refurbish them. We also cannot accept computers, office equipment, exercise equipment, musical instruments, such as pianos, or medical equipment.
For more information about the Community Clearinghouse or to schedule a donation pick-up for items, please call us at 440-3800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Get Help
If you are interested in receiving 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.