Donating to the Thrift Store
Donations are now accepted Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
Donation pick ups are not available at this time.
Donations we cannot accept
Due to safety reasons set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the rising cost of disposal, the following are items we are not able to accept as donations.
We appreciate your understanding and will try out best to find an alternative if we cannot accept your donation.
Hazardous or flammable items
Building & construction materials
Furniture badly damaged
Any leather furniture that is cracked, peeling or worn
Televisions that are not flat-screens
Commercial office equipment
Upright and grand pianos
Tires & rims
Any mattress or box spring that has rips, stains, tears or water damage
Built‐in appliances (dishwashers/microwaves)
Blinds (only acceptable if new in box)
Wet or soiled clothing & linens
Drop side cribs
Car seats which have been involved in an accident
Anything deemed unsafe or un‐sellable by staff
We are able to accept donations of vehicles, RV’s, motorcycles, boats and most trailers
Check first with your tax preparer, but it is permissible to claim income tax deductions for the re-sale value of most items donated to a non-profit organization. That said, we offer this small word of warning, you must estimate the value of these items, we cannot.
You are responsible for answering any inquiries or substantiating any deductions claimed on your returns. Casa de los Niños is prohibited by law from estimating the value of any donated item.
Donations of vehicles, RVs, motorcycles, boats and trailers are also tax deductible. Most donated vehicles are sold at public auction, with proceeds from the sale going to the charity. You may only claim the amount realized from the auction of your vehicle – NOT the Kelly Blue Book value of the vehicle when donated. In most cases, the auction price is less than the Blue Book price for donated vehicles.
Please refer to the following websites for more information: