Donor Information

Public Drop-Off Days 

10 AM - 1PM on the dates listed below. 

Car and walk-in donations are accepted at the Derby Avenue entrance to our warehouse at 333 Lancaster Street, Oakland, CA 94601.  There are a limited number of parking spaces adjacent to the entrance on Derby Ave designated for handicapped parking.    Directions

  • September 9, 2017
  • October 7, 2017
  • November 4, 2017
  • December 9, 2017

January & February

Tax Reminder

Subject to current IRS and tax regulations, 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 for estimating fair market value of the property received upon the donor. The Oakland Museum Women’s Board is a 501©(3) nonprofit. Federal Tax ID Number EIN: 94-3102469.

Tax laws frequently change. Before making a donation, please consult with your tax advisor.  TAX INFORMATION

Items We Do Not Accept

We hate to say no to any donation but regrettably there are some items we are not able to accept. In general, if an item is damaged, torn, dirty, stained or broken, it cannot be sold, and we must decline the donation. The exception is vintage clothing, which we accept in any condition.

We also do not accept electronic equipment that is considered e-waste, including: computers, computer peripherals, microwave ovens, and television sets. Information on how to recycle e-waste can be found on the internet.

Please print out the DO NOT TAKE LIST or ask the van driver, who has final discretion regarding what can be donated.   


  • The White Elephant Sale does not provide appraisals or evaluations of donations for income tax purposes.
  • All donations are final. Please carefully check and consider all donations, as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to locate items that are unintentionally donated.