Your donations do more.

Your Donations Enable Us To:

Fund the training of thousands of individuals.
Fund the training of thousands of individuals.

Sell items at low prices to the community.
Sell items at low prices to the community.

Provide items to community partners and other charities.
Provide items to community partners and other charities.

Provide humanitarian assistance worldwide.
Provide humanitarian assistance worldwide.

Provide volunteer opportunities for others.
Provide volunteer opportunities for others.

The Impact of Donations

See how your donations assist those in need, locally and around the world.

Welcomed Items

Your quality donations make it all possible! We particularly welcome donations of the following types:

  • Antiques
  • Baskets
  • Bedding
  • Blankets
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Computers
  • Cookware
  • Drapes
  • DVDs
  • Games
  • Glassware
  • Home furnishings
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen goods
  • Knickknacks
  • Pictures
  • Plates
  • Radios
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Shoes
  • Small appliances
  • Sports equipment
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Tools
  • Towels
  • Toys

Items We Can't Accept

Unfortunately, there are some items we are unable to accept. Please dispose of any unsafe or unusable items by other appropriate means. These items include:

  • Food and drugs

    Food includes any item that is eaten.

    Drugs include any item used as a medication.

    Examples: fresh, packaged, or canned foods; food storage; drinks; candy; alcoholic beverages; tobacco; prescription drugs; and over-the-counter medication

  • Wet or mildewy items

    Examples: wet or mildewy clothing, shoes, domestic household items, upholstery, mattresses, and box springs

  • Items prohibited by federal, state, or local laws

    At times, local, state, or federal law may prohibit accepting certain items.

    Examples: used mattresses and box springs (California only)

    Chemicals, flammables, and other hazardous products

  • Large appliances and some electronics

    Examples: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, watercoolers, water heaters, air conditioners, trash compactors, CRT TVs, CRT computer monitors, and rear-projection TVs

  • Weapons

    Firearms, including handguns, rifles, and shotguns

    Ammunition

How to Donate

Drop-Off Donations

Take donations to your local Deseret Industries (DI) during donation hours.

Donations are accepted year-round Monday through Saturday. Donations are not accepted on Sunday.

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Tax-Deductible Donations

When you donate during regular donation hours, an attendant will offer you a donation receipt to keep for your tax records.

For more information, please refer to IRS Publication 526. If you have additional questions, please contact your tax professional.

Other Ways to Donate

You can also take your donations to one of our convenient container locations; call the store nearest you for those locations. Pickup requests are not available in most locations. Contact your local DI if you require this service.