Store Donations and Guidelines

We are grateful for your donations. All proceeds from the Clock Tower Thrift Shop support NVFS’ mission to help our neighbors build the foundations they need for a thriving life for themselves and their families.

Please only donate items that are in clean, gently used, or new condition. Your donation of good quality used items helps us quickly and easily process donations and ensures that our store provides reasonably priced, like new items that are ready for their second life. Thank you.

We Happily Accept the following clean, gently used, or New condition:
  • Clothing and accessories: shoes, purses, and jewelry
  • Home décor items: artwork and frames, throw rugs (no stains, tears, etc.), and household linens/curtains (No window blinds)
  • Vintage items and collectibles
  • Kitchen items: dishes, cookware, utensils, and small appliances (must be clean and working properly)
  • Furniture: small and medium size, fully assembled, with no missing parts and in excellent condition. Upholstered furniture must be free of tears, stains and pet hair.
  • Toys, games, sporting goods, and bikes (no large exercise equipment like treadmills), super clean dolls, action figures, and stuffed animals
  • Video games and video game consoles
  • Small electronics:  radios, lamps, (plug in only – no hardwired lamps), flat-screen TVs in working condition (no more than 4 years old)
  • Books (no textbooks), albums, CDs, DVDs (no cassettes or vhs tapes)
  • Tools: small power tools in working order and hardware items (no gas-powered items)
  • Sofas: on a case-by-case basis
we are unable to accept the following
  • Beds, mattresses, bedframes, sofabeds or futons
  • Baby equipment such as strollers, car seats, booster seats, cribs, bassinets
  • Large appliances such as washers/dryers, fridges/freezers (dorm size is acceptable), a/c units, stoves
  • Computers, monitors, printers, TVs older than 5 years, singular cables/remotes
  • Medical Supplies
  • Personal care items (lotion, shampoo, etc.)
  • Chemicals, cleaning products
  • Food
  • Pianos or organs (full-size)
  • Large exercise equipment, like treadmills
  • Large furniture, like armoires or wall units over 4 feet wide, china cabinets over 3 feet wide
  • Hardwire light fixtures, building materials, sinks, cabinetry, tiles, carpeting, etc.
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Furniture that needs assembly