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 canno 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
Baby car seats
Manual hospital beds, waterbeds
Magazines and phone books
Furniture with rips, holes, stains or broken springs