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Donation Acceptance Policy

First of all, we want to say thank you – we truly mean it! Your donation means the world to us. We simply cannot achieve our mission without supporters like you. You are heroes to us, and you are helping our men build bright futures!

Please note that all items donated to the Beacon House Thrift Shop must be in good, clean and re-sellable condition. Items that do not meet these donation acceptance guidelines must be thrown away responsibly – this costs money and takes away from our primary mission!

These are general donation acceptance guidelines. We may not accept all donation drop-offs, especially if the items are not re-sellable, and donation pick-ups are at the driver’s discretion.

Please make sure to include pictures of your bulky items when scheduling a pick-up (a bulky item is any item that requires two people to lift it). Also, while we do accept sofas/couches, these and other upholstered items require an approval process (see Furniture section below). Once again, thank you!

Appliances

What We Do Accept

  • A/C Units
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bread Makers
  • Coffee Makers
  • Crock Pots, InstaPots, Air Fryers
  • Food Processors
  • Electric Grills
  • Fans
  • Griddles
  • Heaters
  • Humidifiers
  • Irons
  • Microwaves
  • Mixers/Blenders
  • Refrigerators and Freezers (Must be unplugged and easily accessible)
  • Steamers
  • Toasters/Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washers and Dryers (Must be unplugged and easily accessible)
  • Water Dispensers
*All appliances must be in good working condition

What We Do NOT Accept

  • Old/Outdated Appliances
  • Damaged/Unusable Appliances
  • Extremely Large/Heavy Appliances

Books, Multimedia, and Instruments

What We Do Accept

  • Blu-Ray Movies
  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Records
  • Video Games
  • Small Instruments

What We Do NOT Accept

Clothing

What We Do Accept

  • Assorted Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Clothing
  • Backpacks
  • Belts
  • Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Luggage
  • Shoes/Boots
  • Sports Apparel
  • Sunglasses
  • Suits
  • Swimwear
  • Ties
  • Umbrellas
  • Wallets
  • Watches

What We Do NOT Accept

  • Undergarments
  • Soiled clothing, blankets, linens, rugs or towels

Electronics

What We Do Accept

  • Alarms Clocks
  • A/V Equipment
  • Blu-ray Players
  • Cables/Wires
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Chandeliers
  • Copiers (Tabletop only)
  • Computers and Accessories
  • Cordless Phones
  • DVD/VCR Players
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Headphones/Headsets
  • Lamps
  • Monitors
  • Printers (Tabletop only)
  • Projectors
  • Stereos/Radios
  • Scanners
  • Sewing Machines
  • Speakers
  • Tablets
  • Typewriters
  • Video Cameras
  • Video Game Consoles

What We Do NOT Accept

  • CRT Televisions
  • Over-sized Printers or Copiers

Furniture

What We Do Accept

  • Armoires/Wardrobes
  • Bookcases
  • Chairs
  • Chaise Lounges
  • Chandeliers
  • Credenzas
  • Desks
  • Display Cases
  • Dressers
  • File Cabinets
  • Hutches
  • Lamps
  • Mirrors
  • Ottomans
  • Patio Furniture
  • Recliners
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Sewing Machines
  • Sofas/Couches
  • Stools
  • Tables
  • TV Stands
  • Vanities
NOTE: All furniture items require an approval process. Please begin by emailing us a description and photo(s).

What We Do NOT Accept

  • Bed Frames, Day Beds/Pull-out Beds, Head/Base Boards
  • Mattresses
  • Large China Cabinets and Entertainment Centers
  • Old/Large Coffee Tables
  • Broken Furniture
  • Cribs
  • Car Seats
  • Any Extremely Large/Heavy Items Email to inquire

Hardware & Tools

What We Do Accept

  • Drills
  • Hand Saws
  • Ladders
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Misc Tools
  • Weed Eaters

What We Do NOT Accept

  • Construction Material
  • Hazardous Material (Paint/Toxic Chemicals)

Household Goods​

What We Do Accept

  • Bakeware
  • Blankets
  • Bowls/Plates
  • Cups/Mugs
  • China Sets
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Frames
  • Ironing Boards
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Knick Knacks
  • Lamps
  • Linens/Bedding
  • Mirrors
  • Misc Home Decor
  • Pet Bowls and Accessories
  • Pictures/Paintings
  • Pots and Pans
  • Rugs
  • Stemware
  • Silverware
  • Towels

What We Do NOT Accept

  • Soiled blankets, linens, rugs or towels
  • Chipped or broken items
  • Christmas Trees
  • Holiday Decorations (Email to inquire)

Sporting Goods & Exercise Equipment

What We Do Accept

  • Bikes
  • Elastic Bands
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Golf Equipment and Accessories
  • Helmets
  • Ice/Roller Skates
  • Misc Sporting Gear
  • Portable BBQs
  • Skateboards
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Tennis Rackets
  • Tents
  • Treadmills
  • Weight Sets
  • Yoga Accessories

What We Do NOT Accept

Toys & Games/Children

What We Do Accept

  • Board Games
  • Children’s Books
  • Children’s Toys
  • Puzzles

What We Do NOT Accept

  • Cribs
  • Car Seats