Donate Goods

Thank you very much for choosing St. Vincent de Paul for your donation of new or gently used clothing, home goods, and furniture. We also accept vehicle donations. Our thrift stores are one of our largest fundraising programs, and we rely on your generosity. 

 

HOW TO DONATE

To donate goods to one of our thrift stores, visit the thrift store nearest you or schedule a donation pickup

 

Donation Hours:

Monday - Saturday*: 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday: 12 PM - 4 PM

* Cool Valley Thrift Outlet accepts donations 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Saturday.

(Please note: Our 1310 Papin Street office is not a donation center.)  
Or, you can place items in one of our many donation bins throughout the St. Louis area.

Because the St. Vincent de Paul Society sells items to support our programs, we cannot accept donated items that we cannot sell. Please do not donate items that are ripped, stained, broken, missing parts, or otherwise unusable or in need of repair. All electronics and appliances should be less than 10 years old and in working order. A good rule of thumb is “Would I give this to a neighbor?” To determine the value of your donation, please refer to the IRS Donor’s Guide to Thrift Shop Donations.

 

POLICY FOR ACCEPTING DONATED ITEMS

To provide a dignified shopping experience, we cannot accept any item that is ripped, stained, broken, fire/smoke damaged, or otherwise in unsellable condition. All donated furniture must be in good, usable working order, free of breakage, rips, stains, pet hair and damaged parts. The Society does not repair or renovate non-working items. St. Vincent de Paul employees are fully authorized to make this determination upon evaluating the items to be donated. St. Vincent de Paul cannot haul away or dispose of unwanted or unacceptable items.

 

Donations accepted in our Thrift Stores:

Clothing, shoes, purses, and accessories for women, men, and children.

Kitchen items: dishes, flatware, glasses, pots and pans, bakeware, small appliances (toaster ovens, microwaves, coffeemakers, etc.).

Major appliances: washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, grills. Must be less than 10 years old, clean, and electric. No gas appliances.

Hospital equipment: walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, etc. 

Exercise equipment: all accepted except NordicTrack skier

Home goods: linens, rugs, artwork, framed mirrors, baskets, decorative items.

Furniture: bedroom sets, living room, dining/family rooms, outdoor furniture, lamps, lighting, etc.

Electronics: computers, monitors, DVD and VCR players, phones, radios, speakers, flat screen televisions less than five years old.

Media: books, records, compact discs, DVDs, VHS (original copies only)

Seasonal Décor

Miscellaneous: unopened toiletries, barbecues, working lawnmowers, power tools, sports equipment, functional bicycles, musical instruments

 

Furniture items available for pick up:

Drivers will not enter any home, apartment, building or dwelling. All items must be placed in an external location (i.e. garage, carport, porch, sidewalk, parking lot). There must be a paved walkway for all pickups.

Bedroom sets excluding mattresses and box springs

Couches and Loveseats excluding sleepers and futons

Upholstered/Leather Chairs

Tables

Chairs

China Cabinets less than 6ft tall and 6ft wide

Buffets

Outdoor Furniture

Desks less than 6ft wide

TV stands

Armoires under 6ft tall and 6ft wide

Bookcases under 6ft tall and 6ft wide

Major appliances: washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, grills. Must be less than 10 years old, clean, and electric. No gas appliances.

 

We are unable to accept the following items:

Weapons

Infant car seats and cribs

Gas Appliances

Dishwashers

Swing sets

Pianos/organs

Sleeper sofas and futons

Automotive parts

Mirrors without frames

Desk over 6ft wide

Encyclopedias

Mattresses and box springs

Armoires over 6 ft tall and 6ft wide

Building supplies: doors, vanities, cabinets, countertops, lumber, fluorescent lights, sinks and toilets

Excessively large, heavy, or multipart furniture.

Waterbeds, hospital beds and pool tables.

Anything marked flammable, poisonous, or hazardous (including acids, cleaning supplies, pesticides, paints, oils, propane tanks, etc.)

 

CORPORATE DONORS

The St. Vincent de Paul Society gratefully acknowledges donations from manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other companies. Donate your excess inventory, unsold merchandise, or items with minor imperfections. By donating, you help St. Louis families in need, and practice green business by minimizing your landfill usage. Donations are also tax deductible. Call (314) 881-6006 to arrange a corporate donation. Call center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Become a corporate partner today!

 

 

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