Thanks for Donating

We are excited to be reopening our stores for shopping and donating. See our Schedule a Donation appointment page for details on your local store, including anticipated reopening dates.

We know that many of our donors are eager to donate, and we are so grateful for all who have waited patiently for us to reopen. Your donations allow us to run our job-training program, and your loyalty means a lot.

We’ve made some changes to our donation process. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Initially, donations will be by appointment only. Visit our Schedule a Donation Appointment page and click on your specific store to make an appointment.
  • To keep everyone safe, we are starting a new touchless donation process. As part of this, we are asking all donors to pre-sort their items.
  • We will be quarantining donations before stocking the sales floor, which limits the amount of donations we can receive.
  • We are expecting that there may be many who want to donate, so please be prepared to wait in line. We may also need to close the drop-off early if we reach capacity for donations.
  • For the safety of everyone, we encourage donors to wear masks when dropping off items.
  • We also can no longer accept mattresses or box springs. See a full list of prohibited items below.

 Touchless Donation Process

1) Before arriving, please sort your donations into the following categories. 

  • Clothes (all clothing items and household fabric items like tablecloths, curtains, sheets and blankets, pillows)
  • Electronics (computer equipment, stereos, Blu-ray players, cords, etc.)
  • Small as-is (toys, dinnerware, household goods, shoes, etc.)
  • Large items (furniture, large toys, outdoor items, exercise equipment, etc.)

2) Help us keep everyone safe by wearing a mask while donating. Once you arrive, please wait in your vehicle until it’s your turn to donate.

3) Place your boxes or bags in the designated bins. For large items, please follow the instructions provided by staff. 

Thank you for your patience during this time!

 General Donation Guidelines

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: 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

  • Mattresses and box springs

Your donations enable us to:

  • Fund the training of thousands of individuals.
  • Sell items at low prices to the community.
  • Provide items to community partners and other charities.
  • Provide humanitarian assistance worldwide.
  • Provide volunteer opportunities for others.