What Do We Take?

Not sure what we can and cannot take? Here is a quick guide to help you out!

  • ALL Items New and Gently Used

  • Clothing

  • Shoes – Paired Only

  • Sheets and Towels

  • Placemats, Table Linens, Drapes, Towels

  • Purses and Backpacks

  • Gloves & Hats, Drapes, Purses, Backpacks & Belts

  • Small Stuffed Animals

All items need to be kept dry, so please put them in a plastic bag that is tied tightly. 

Please mark your team’s name on the bag so we know it is for us.

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All items need to be kept dry, so please put them in a plastic bag that is tied tightly. 

Please mark your team’s name on the bag so we know it is for us.

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What We Can’t Take For The Clothes For The Cause Program

We do NOT accept anything that is stained, ripped, peeling, torn, dirty, wet, moldy, heavy pet hair, heavy smoke smell, burned.

  • Blankets, quilts, bedspreads

  • Hotel linens (sheets, towels, bedspreads, robes)

  • Industrial textiles (uniforms, shop towels, logo items)

  • Items that have been for sale in Thrift shops

  • Mattresses, mattress pads

  • Tarps of any kind

  • Pet beds

  • Appliances

  • Trampolines

  • TV

  • Computers

  • We cannot take glass, breakables, electronics

  • Carpeting and area rugs of any kind

  • Bed Pillows

  • Fabric Remnants

  • Luggage

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WHAT WE CAN’T TAKE FOR THE CLOTHES FOR THE CAUSE PROGRAM

  • Hotel linens (sheets, towels, bedspreads, robes)

  • Industrial textiles (uniforms, shop towels, logo items)

  • Items that have been for sale in Thrift shops

  • Mattresses

  • Pet beds

  • Appliances

  • Trampolines

  • TV

  • Computers

  • We cannot take glass, breakables, electronics OR WET/DAMP items

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A WORD ABOUT SAFETY

  • Use safe pedestrian practices at all times!

  • Don’t approach people in their cars.

  • Go in groups.

  • Don’t enter homes. The rule is knock, and take two steps back.

  • If the bags are too heavy to lift, ask someone to help you.

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A WORD ABOUT SAFETY

  • Use safe pedestrian practices at all times!

  • Don’t approach people in their cars.

  • Go in groups.

  • Don’t enter homes. The rule is knock, and take two steps back.

  • If the bags are too heavy to lift, ask someone to help you.