COVID-19 Response: Family Pathways Thrift Stores & Donation Centers have updated store and donation policies in order to keep you healthy.
Updated Donations Procedures
Family Pathways Thrift Stores has instituted temporary procedures to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers.
Each of our ten locations are open for donations four days a week, with no appointment necessary; however, appointments are still required for large donations, such as furniture or trail/truckloads that require more than one person to unload. To find the location, donation hours and phone numbers of all of our Thrift Stores & Donation Centers on our Find a Store page.
Pack your donations
- All non-clothing donations should be packed in a box or tote with a lid. All clothing donations should be packed in a sturdy bag or box that can be closed.
- There is a limit of a combination of 10 boxes, bags or individual items.
- Each bag, box or individual item may not exceed 40 lbs.
- Donation containers cannot be returned.
- Appointments are required for large donations, such as furniture or trailer-loads that require more than one person to unload.
- Please mark all donations with “FP” so our staff know exactly what to take.
Drop off your donations
When you arrive, please observe the following procedure:
- Ring the Donation Center doorbell.
- Return to your vehicle and remain there while store employees remove the donations from their vehicle.
- Donation receipt and coupon will be placed in the vehicle.
We truly depend on the generosity of people like you to help us keep our programs running and growing, and we appreciate your donation. Donations are 100% tax-deductible. Please click on the store locator button below for Donation Center locations and hours.
Transforming donated goods into:
- Good environmental stewardship
When you donate your new and gently-used items to Family Pathways Thrift Stores, we turn them into sustainable funding that supports Family Pathways’ essential services that strengthen our communities through equitable access to healthy foods, safety, housing, economic security and social connectedness.
Family Pathways Thrift Stores relies on generous donations from the local community to collect used clothing and household items. Each year, more 3 million pounds of product is sold or recycled, providing even more funding for essential services and reduce the amount of waste to our environment.
Acceptable goods to donate:
- Accessories – Belts, Hats, Jewelry,
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Clothing – Casual, Work, Outerwear
- Crafts – Fabric, Yarn, Sewing, Scrapbooking
- Footwear – Boots, Shoes, Socks
- Formal Wear – Bridal, Tuxedos, Prom Dresses,
- Games – Puzzles, Toys
- Holiday Decorations
- Kitchen – Dishes, Pots and Pans, Utensils,
- Knickknacks and Home Decor
- Linens – Bedspreads, Blankets, Sheets,
- Media – Books, CDs, DVDs, Records,
- Seasonal Items
- Shopping Bags – Paper or Plastic
- Small Appliances – Bread Makers, Crock Pots,
- Small Electronics – Clocks, Curling Irons, Radios
- Sporting Goods
We cannot accept the following items:
- Air Conditioners
- Ammunition, Firearms and Fireworks
- Box Springs and Mattresses, Bunk Beds,
- Computer Equipment and Printers
- Console Stereos
- Construction Material
- Cribs and Car Seats
- Dehumidifiers, Humidifiers and
- Electric Typewriters
- Excessively Large and Heavy Items
- Exercise Equipment
- Large Propane/Gas Grills
- Hazardous Waste
- Large Appliances
- Medical Equipment and
- Pianos and Organs
- Recalled Items
Family Pathways reserves the right to refuse any item due to condition or salability.
We accept donations at each of our 10 Thrift Store locations.Find a Store Donation FAQs Alternative Disposal & Recycling Sites