Thursday, October 06, 2005

Guidelines for Thrift Store Donations

The Survival Center can always use donations of furniture, household items, and clothing for our thrift store. Please observe the following guidelines:

We only accept donations during business hours. Please do not leave donations outside of the store during non-business hours. Please do not leave bags of clothing outside our doors--feral cats in the area cause us to lose the contents.

We are accepting working electronics (TV's, Stereos, etc). Televisions are tested and if not working will be refused.

We accept donations of estates, close outs, etc. - Please contact Del to arrange pick up.
Furniture should be in good condition (all drawers are functional, no missing knobs or shelves, no excessive scratches, cracks or breaks, or dents, etc).

Clothing should be free of rips, stains, holes, and be in good condition. They should not be faded or dirty. We do not have facilities to wash clothing at the Survival Center so please be sure that clothing is in Ready to Sell condition.

Large items such as furniture (and large amounts of clothing) can be arranged to be picked up by our driver. Please call the Survival Center at 413-863-9549 if you need to arrange a pickup. Our driver has the discretion of rejecting any items he feels are not acceptable for resale in our thrift store. Please call with any questions regarding donations to Del at 863-9549.

Please remember our thrift store helps finance our food pantry and pay the bills. The thrift store is open to the general public! We highly encourage you to pass the word about this wonderful gem located in downtown Turners Falls, MA!