Donations

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

Apparel

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

Electronics

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

Books

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

Linens

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

FURNITURE IN GOOD CONDITION
(NOT TORN, BROKEN OR STAINED)

Items We Don’t Accept

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

Appliances

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

Electronics

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

Books

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

Furniture

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

Other

• 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

Drop Off Hours

Sun-Mon: Closed
Tues-Fri: 10am-4pm
Sat: 10am-3pm

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. Cash donations help us continue serving those in need in the Greater Mankato Area and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting us while we serve our community.

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