Donations

Donations are received from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Donations should not be dropped off or left unattended during other times.  A volunteer valet is usually present to receive your donations for which a donation receipt can be given if requested.  Only clean and unbroken items are accepted.  We reserve the right to refuse materials if we judge items cannot be placed on our sales floor.

Clothing, housewares, linens, books, toys, and other small items are collected at the southeast door at the rear of the building (Door 3).  Ring the bell, and someone will help you with your donation.  Furniture and other large items are received at the door which is at the southwest corner of the building (Door 1).  Come inside, and someone will help you with these larger items.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are examples of items accepted?
  2. May I receive a donation receipt?
  3. What is the estimated value of the items which I donate?
  4. What are some of the items which you do not accept?
  5. Do you have a pick-up or delivery service?
  6. What happens to items which you are not able to sell?

  1. What are examples of items accepted?

    Books Clocks Games Laptops Radios Flat-Screen TVs with Remotes
    Cameras Clothing Greeting Cards Linens Records Tools
    Cash DVDs Housewares Pianos Shoes Toys
    CDs Furniture Jewelry Puzzles Small Appliances Watches
               
  2. May I receive a donation receipt?

    Yes, if you request a receipt. You must inform yourself of the Internal Revenue Service's requirements concerning donations for tax deductions.

  3. What is the estimated value of the items which I donate?

    For many items, you can estimate the value at about one-fourth to one-third of the original retail purchase price.  Valuation guides of larger organizations such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill are available for help in estimating values.

  4. What are some of the items which you do not accept?

    In general, dirty, ripped, and broken items.

    Baby Cribs Computer Systems Console Stereos Large Appliances Mattresses
    Car Seats Console TVs Fax Machines Microwaves Organs
             
  5. Do you have a pick-up or delivery service?

    Yes, see the Truck Service Page for details.

  6. What happens to items which you are not able to sell?

    Dirty, broken, excessively worn items are tossed in the garbage. Most metals and some books are recycled. Unsold clothing, some books, toys, and shoes are bagged and sold to a company which sends them to other parts of the United States as well as to foreign countries. Furniture which does not sell after a few months is sent to other organizations such as a Christian center in Mississippi. Occasionally, items are given to local families who exhibit urgent need because of a fire or some other tragedy.