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Donate

We appreciate your interest in donating, and we’d like it to be as easy as possible.

Donations are accepted at the alley door behind the store, Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer donation pick-ups.

Place your donations in the yellow bins provided. Do not bring your donations after 5pm or on Sundays, as they can not be processed then. Donations can NOT be left anywhere outside the building outside of business hours. If you have any questions, please call us at 222-6200. 
 
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and can provide receipts for taxes (and the IRS says it’s up to you, the donor, to put a value on your donations). If you'd like a receipt, please ask!

Thank you for your interest and for your role in creative reuse, recycling, and reinvesting in the place we all call home.
 
Caron Cooper, PhD
CEO & Founder

Donation Guidelines

After Yard Sales:
  • Please remove all price tags
  • Place clothing in bags or boxes: no loose clothing or clothing on hangers.
  • Do not include items you offered for free.
  • Follow all of the following guidelines for donations.
 
Kids Items:
  • No car seats, playpens, or any other devices (like cribs or strollers) that restrain a child.
  • No items that have been recalled or subject to recall.
  • No jumbles of unmatched toys.
 
Holiday Items:
  • Artificial Christmas trees and other bulky items accepted only Oct.-Jan. due to storage costs.
 
Sporting Goods:
  • No exercise equipment without prior recall check.
  • Equipment must have resale value.
  • No bike, motorcycle, or ski helmets.
  • No pull-behind kids bike carriers.
 
Kitchen Items:
  • No miscellaneous food jars and containers (like spaghetti sauce jars, plastic margarine tubs, etc.).
  • No major appliance without prior approval and date of manufacture.
  • Small kitchen appliances like coffee makers and blenders must be complete.
 
Household Items:
  • Furniture and mattresses must be in good condition and free from smoke. Please vacuum all animal hair if present.
  • No older model TVs, only flat screens that might be wall mounted. TVs must include remote controls to be accepted.
  • Mini blinds must have the manufacturer’s label.
  • No computer equipment.
  • PLEASE TAKE ALL E-WASTE (TELEVISIONS, COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, FAX, ETC.) DIRECTLY TO THE E-WASTE BIN AT THE CITY TRANSFER STATION – DO NOT BRING TO THE THRIFT STORE
 
Books:
  • No encyclopedias or other out of date reference works

Valuation Guide

Thank you for your donation. To help you put a value on your donation, we have compiled the following guidelines that reflect prices in our stores. If we can’t verify if it works or if an item is incomplete, it’s free (TV’s without remotes, computers, telephones, etc.).
 
The Low value reflects the price for an item in good condition in Community Closet Thrift Store. The High value reflects the price for an exceptional quality item that will be sold at either Community Closet Thrift Store or Curated Closet.
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