Monetary Donations

The Neighborhood Thrift Store welcomes and appreciates all monetary gifts as well as gently used and new merchandise. Maintaining our mission of serving our community takes so much time, talent and treasure. Monetary donations help us continue serving those in need in the Greater Mankato Area and all donations are tax deductible. Click here to give a monetary donation online. Thank you for supporting us while we serve our community.

More Info

Donation Guide

All items for donation should be taken to the brown side door on the west side of the Neighborhood Thrift Store (see donation map). While we are able to unload any containers or bags you wish to keep, we find that it is easier to bring your donations in a container you are also able to donate. A staff member will be available to help answer any further questions and provide you with a tax receipt for your donation upon request.

Unsure of what you can drop off? Check the list below to see what items the Neighborhood Thrift Store can use. Have something unique to donate? Feel free to give us a call during business hours at 507-625-7228 to see if we can accept it.

Donation Map

Items We Accept


• Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories
• Men’s clothing, shoes and accessories
• Children’s clothing, shoes and accessories


• Radios and boomboxes
• CD players
• Headphones
• VCR tapes and players
• DVDs and players
• Stereos and speakers
• Kitchen items
• Games and toys


• Hard or soft covered books
• Fiction and nonfiction books
• Children’s books
• Magazines from current year
• Activity and board books


• Bedding and sheets
• Throw and decorative pillows
• Tablecloths, curtains and placemats


Items We Don’t Accept

We will not accept any item that has been exposed to mold, mildew or cigarette smoke.


• Refrigerators of any size
• Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
• Freezers
• Ovens
• Dishwashers
• Air Conditioners
• Microwaves


• Computer monitors
• Printers
• Televisions
• Large Exercise equipment
• Garden hoses/hose reels
• Typewriters
• Fax machines
• Organs and pianos


• Encyclopedia sets
• Student textbooks
• Magazines older than current year


• Mattresses, box springs
• Water beds and sleeper/recliner sofas


• Carpeting
• Consumer product recalled items
• Car seats
• Ski equipment
• Medical equipment including crutches
• Camping tents
• Electrical fixtures
• Building and plumbing materials
• Lawn Mowers and weed whackers
• Weapons and ammunition
• Household chemicals including paint and cleaning supplies
• Automotive materials including tires

Donation Drop Off Hours

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday 9am-3pm

Wednesday: 9am – 3pm

Thursday: 9am – 3pm

Friday: 9am – 3pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm