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How and when can I donate to the White Elephant Sale?

We accept donations of gently used, good quality items year round. 

Click here for VAN PICKUP

Click here for DROPPING OFF DONATIONS

Click here for OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

What kind of lead time should I allow to make an appointment for a van pickup?

Please call 510-339-5919 to schedule your appointment well in advance. During most of the year the van pickup can be arranged within 2 to 3 weeks.  However, January and February are very busy months and the wait time is longer. Van Pickup Info

Are there any items you do not accept?

There are some items we cannot accept. Please check our list of items that we do not accept or ask the van driver, who has final discretion on what we can take. Please click here for our DO NOT TAKE LIST.

Are donated items tax deductible?

Subject to current IRS and tax regulations, all items donated to the Oakland Museum Women’s Board White Elephant Sale are tax deductible for income tax purposes at their present fair market value. The Internal Revenue Code places the responsibility on the donor for estimating fair market value of the property. The Oakland Museum Women’s Board is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Federal Tax ID Number is EIN: 94-3102469. Tax laws frequently change. Before making a donation, please consult with your tax advisor.

If I unintentionally donate something can I get back?

All White Elephant Sale donations are final. If you do unintentionally donate an item, please EMAIL US within three business days of your donation, and we will make every attempt to locate your item. Please note we cannot guarantee that we will be able to locate an item once it has been donated, and we ask you to carefully check and consider all your items before donating.

Is the White Elephant a participant in Amazon’s smile.amazon.com program?

Yes, to benefit the White Elephant Sale as the designated non-profit of your choice, you will find us listed under OMWB (Oakland Museum Women’s Board.) You need to remember to enter Amazon.com by using smile.amazon.com. You can still use Amazon Prime. Based on the amount of the order you place Amazon will give back .5% of your purchase to OMWB. (The White Elephant Sale.)