Acceptable Items

What We Accept

Vincentians frequently experience (or hear of others’ experience) with our Store pick-up service that donated items were refused by the dispatcher or the driver. Attitudes may have developed that our operation is “picky” or does not have a need for merchandise. Neither of these is true, but the fact is that there are a number of things that we cannot accept for a variety of reasons beyond our control.

Non-working appliances with Freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.) require an expensive procedure required by the government to remove the Freon before scrapping. Tires have a charge for disposal. In addition older style televisions and computer monitors require costly recycling procedures so we can no longer accept CRT style electronic devices.

And finally, some items just do not have a use or value.


We Gratefully Accept

  • Softly used clothing without stains or tears
  • Unbroken Toys
  • Books
  • Jewelry, scarves, gloves, accessories
  • Children and adult clothing
  • Household goods-dishes, pots & pans
  • Blankets, bedding without stains/rips
  • Gas stoves (gas service must be disconnected)
  • Small working household appliances
  • Refrigerators, freezers, that are plugged in & cool at the time of pick-up

We are unable to Accept:

  • Any products that do not currently meet U.S. safety standards
  • Any items subject to Consumer Safety Recalls
  • Cribs
  • Baby car seats
  • Paint
  • Dishwashers
  • Manual hospital beds, waterbeds
  • Water heaters
  • Non-working appliances
  • Magazines and phone books
  • Metal desks
  • Furniture with rips, holes, stains or broken springs
  • Medical items
  • Building/Construction supplies (wood, drywall, ceiling material, bricks)
  • Tires
  • Household chemical/cleaning and unfriendly waste products
  • Network computers
  • Television sets or computer monitors of the CRT type in any condition