Donations

Donations 101

Donations are the foundation of our shops! Thank you so much for your clean, quality donations; we appreciate it! Please check our individual business pages for official donation hours.As each shop is individually owned, we also encourage you to check with each location on items they do and no not accept.

As a network of non-profit thrift stores, we are a part of the Thrift Shop Network and are dedicated to offering a friendly and caring presence in the community, volunteering our time and talents, receiving and reselling donated items, informing the churches and community of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) mission, and supporting the mission of MCC by generating income.

No dumping allowed.

Benefits of donating

Help those in need - as well as cleaning out your closets!

Global Reach

Supports the overall work of MCC around the world.

Help Local Charity

Helps generate funds for local charities

Types of Donations

Do's & Don'ts

What We DO Accept:

All items should be complete and clean with no rips, tears, stains or odor.

  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Cookware, Utensils
  • Dishes – Cups, Mugs, Plates, Glassware
  • Small Appliances – Blenders, Microwaves, Coffee Makers, etc.
  • Small Furniture – Chairs, Tables, Nightstands, Bookcases
  • Large Furniture- New Holland and Ephrata locations only
  • Toys, Board Games, Video Games
  • Books and Magazines
  • CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray (and players)
  • Working Electronic Items – Stereos, Radios, Speakers, Players

We Do NOT Accept:

  • Baby Cribs, Baby Baths, Car Seats, High Chairs
  • Televisions and Computer Monitors (LCD TVs excluded)
  • Computers and Equipment
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Mattresses or Box Springs/Bed Pillows
  • Large Appliances and Gas Operated Power Equipment
  • Air Conditioners
  • Pianos and Organs
  • Used Toilet Seats, Sinks
  • Exercise Equipment (older than 5 years) (Morgantown does not accept any workout equipment) 
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • Certain Magazines (see store for details)
  • Bunk Beds (under certain conditions)
  • Particle Board item
  • Building Supplies/Carpet

Check LCSWMA for guidelines and information on where to drop off old TVs, light bulbs, batteries, etc.

    *Our staff reserves the right to reject items that do not meet resale standards.

    Your Donation receipt

    Donation Receipts

    Donation Receipt
    We will provide you with a donation receipt/tax form for you to categorize your donations. We are unable to give you estimates as per IRS rules.

    For a guide to determine fair market value visit http://thrift.mcc.org/donate. For
    information directly from the IRS, visit https://www.irs.gov/publications/p561/ar02.html#d0e545.

    Pick Up Service*
    Pickups are free of charge and are for large furniture items. Our shops in New Holland and Ephrata both accept large furniture item donations and are happy to pick them up for you!

    • We accept donations that meet our guidelines
    • Must be within 20 miles
    • All pickups must be scheduled with our staff drivers over the phone or in person
    • Our staff reserves the right to reject any items we feel do not meet our standards for resale while out on a pickup service, as well as donation drop offs
    • Donation tax receipts can be given upon pick up or at donation drop-off area
    We thank you for your kind and generous donations!