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What can you donate?

Clothing and shoes, children’s items, household items, books and magazines, electronics and appliances in working condition, gently used furniture, antiques and collectibles.

Self-service donation room open 6am-9pm seven days a week.

A more efficient donation room allows us to fulfill our mission of supporting the work of Mennonite Central Committee.  You can help by separating your items and placing them in the marked containers.  Our donation room categories can be viewed here.  

Donation Guidelines:

We accept the following:

  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Footwear
  • Children’s Items
  • Household Items
  • Books and Magazines
  • Electronics in working condition (less than 5 years old)
  • Antiques and Collectibles

Items We Cannot Accept:

  • CPSC recalled items:        Child/infant car seats     Cribs     Some exercise equipment   Children’s items containing lead or phthalates  
  • Items that do not work or are broken
  • Used building materials:  carpet, shutters, closet doors, toilets, lunber, concrete, bricks, stones
  • Mattresses and box springs with stains or tears
  • Upholstered couches and chairs that are torn, soiled or otherwise damaged
  • Unassembled furniture without the assembly hardware
  • Hutch tops without the hutch base
  • Built in wall ovens
  • Pianos (non-electric)
  • Tube Televisions and console stereos
  • Automobile parts:  tires, wheels, batteries, seats, body parts and engines
  • Opened paint or chemicals of any kind

Furniture and Appliances: Hartville Thrift Shoppe Mission: To financially support the mission of Mennonite Central Committee through the dedication of volunteers and staff taking quality donations and making them available at an affordatble price.

Our mission is possible because of donations.  We are able to resell furniture and appliance donations when they are clean, not broken, in good working condition, without tears, stains or undesirable smells.  Certain items such as furniture that is not assembled are difficult to sell.   

For these reasons, furniture and appliance donations will be accepted at the discretion of the Donation Attendants. 

Donated items that are unsalable in our store generate additional expense for the Hartville Thrift Shoppe..  These expenses deter from our mission of funding Mennonite Central Committee.  Thank you for taking this into consideration when making a donation.

Donation FAQ: 

Q: Does my blender have to be working to donate it?
A: Yes, any item that we cannot sell becomes a real liability in disposal costs. Many new appliances are not designed to be repaired – unfortunately, they must be discarded when they no longer work. Find local facilities for recycling these items wherever possible.

Q: Can I trade my old chesterfield in for a newer piece of furniture?
A: We would welcome the donation of your furniture in good condition, but we are not able to offer trade-ins.

Q: My Uncle Henry gave me a large owl, preserved by a taxidermist. Will you accept this as a donation?
A: Some animal and bird species are protected by Wildlife Acts. We are not able to handle these items, but suggest that you contact the appropriate government agency.

Q: Our maple crib was used by all my children and grandchildren and is in very good condition. Can I drop it off for someone else to use?
A: Government safety standards are enforced on all baby equipment. We do not accept cribs as well as car seats of any kind because of the potential for accidents and injuries.

Q: We are down-sizing to a smaller home and no longer need the Mintonchina set from my mother. Is this something you can use?
A: Yes, we hold Silent Auctions for items of special value and have many customers looking for antiques and collectibles.