COVID-19 Response: Family Pathways Thrift Stores & Donation Centers have updated store and donation policies in order to keep you healthy.
In order to properly allow donations to quarantine for 72 hours, we are only accepting donations by appointment at this time.
Updated Donations Procedures
Family Pathways Thrift Stores has instituted temporary procedures to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers.
Schedule a donation appointment
In order to properly allow donations to quarantine for 72 hours, donations will be accepted by appointment only. Please call your local Family Pathways Donation Center to schedule your donation appointment.
Pack your donations
- Please pack your clothing donations in a sturdy bag that can be closed, separately from non-clothing donations.
- There is a limit of a combination of 5 boxes, bags or individual items.
- Each bag, box or individual item may not exceed 40 lbs.
- 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 that can be closed.
- Donations containers cannot be returned.
- Large donations that require more than one person to unload cannot be accepted at this time.
- 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,
- Furniture – Large furniture is currently not being accepted, per our COVID-19 Safety Policy
- 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. We are currently accepting donations by appointment only.Find a Store Donation FAQs Alternative Disposal & Recycling Sites