At Hope Ministries, we work hard to be good stewards of all our resources. For this reason, we are only able to accept in-kind donations which benefit our ministry. Please take note of our donation guidelines as we as our list of items we’re unable to accept.
Clothing & Linens
Washed, no tears, no stains, no mildew, no strong odors from cigarettes, pets or moth-balls. Please fold clothing and put in clean garbage bags.
Upholstered Furniture, Area Rugs
No significant tears or stains, no mildew or strong cigarette/pet odors.
Wood or Solid Furniture
Not broken or badly dented or water damaged, not missing any vital parts. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable. For desks, maximum size is 4′ wide x 2′ deep. Entertainment centers are acceptable if they can be repurposed as wardrobe or pantry and must have doors (glass or wood) that hide the TV shelf and other shelves.
Still in good working condition, max size of 36”, less than five years old, no missing knobs or buttons. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable.
Stereo components and speakers.
Examples include refrigerators, stoves, washers/dryers, microwave ovens. Still working, no missing knobs or buttons. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable.
Toys, tools, music instruments, knickknacks, books (not school textbooks), magazines, artwork, computers, clean area rugs, dishes, pots/pans, shoes, antiques, and jewelry. Please put small items in stackable boxes with lids or flaps that close.
Items We Cannot Accept
We cannot accept the following items at our stores:
- Anything that is wet from rain or floods, etc. or otherwise damaged as noted above.
- Combustible fuel in any tanks or containers
- Console TVs or stereos
- Child car seats
- Baby cribs with a sliding side rail
- Building materials, including paint and carpet remnants
- Auto parts
- Built-in appliances, including dishwashers
- Gas appliances
- Pianos or organs
- Slate-top pool tables
- Safety helmets, including baseball, football, and cycling helmets