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Please know our limits 

 

We have a limited floor space - Our store is 90% clothing and 10% House wares, small appliances and an occasional table, chair or small furniture set.  Because we are limited in space, please understand we just cannot take large donations or large furniture.   Please call us  and we will do our best to refer you to another non-profit organization that may be able to accommodate your donation.

 

We are 100% volunteer – Please bear with us!  We do our best to accommodate ALL donations but ask that you please call ahead IF you have large quantities to donate.  We may ask that you spread your donations over a few days in order for us to make room and handle your donations effectively.

 

Our New (Sept 2017) Donation area  –  Our Donation Area is located in front of the store to the Left of the front entrance.   For your personal safety,  and that of our volunteers, please pull up to this Donation area to unload and pull off of the shoulder of Mt Harmony Road.   

AFTER HOURS DONATION BOX is now on site for clothing and soft items only!  No GLASS, SHARP or BREAKABLE donations please!  


Donations are accepted Monday - Saturday  9AM - 1PM  We have staff ready to accept and process your kind donations during these hours.   Please HELP us by making donations during these hours.  Donations made after store hours are subject to damage by the weather, vandals and/or theft.    

 

In a perfect world we would be able to take everything ~ We do our best to accept what we know will sell in our store.  Please keep this in mind when you are loading to bring items to donate.  Condition of an item is very important to customers and we do not have a ‘fix-it’ department.  We try to keep our shop clean and sell items that are clean and good working order.   Please understand if we are forced to decline broken items, those in bad repair or those listed on our We Cannot Accept list.   

 

WE RECYLE - If you have clothing, shoes, textiles that are stained, torn, zipper, button missing or worn you can HELP us to not have to go thru it by marking the bag “RECYCLE”  and we will put it in it’s place faster!

 

BEFORE YOU DONATE Please:

  • Call 410.257.6669 IF you have LARGE quantities or have questions!
  • Please Bag all clothing separate from other household items
  • Separate shoes from clothing when possible
  • Bag items in manageable size/weight bags – a tall kitchen trash bag is a good measure in order for you and our volunteers to safely handle
  • Box fragile items separate from clothing donations and please donate during donation hours
  • Remove hangers from clothing when possible
  • Review the  list of what we can and cannot accept!  

 

WE DO ACCEPT  –

  • Clothing of all sizes and seasons 
  • Shoes, boots,  sandals, belts, handbags, hats, purses, jewelry, eye glasses, hearing aids, etc.
  • Small appliances ie. toasters, ovens, blenders, cookers, coffee makers, mixers, fans, heaters, sm microwaves, etc
  • Household items – lamps, pots, pans, cookware, silverware, thermos, lunch bags, dishes, vases, brickabrack, small luggage, overnight bags, etc.
  • Arts & Crafts, jewelry, office supplies, decorations, frames, framed art,  
  • Small furniture ie. End table, small bookshelf, small table, curio, etc.
  • Working electronics ie. flat screens, laptops, phones, books, CD’s, & DVD’s
  • Wheel chair & walkers
  • Toys – We have very limited space for clean, working toys in good condition

 

We DO NOT ACCEPT –

  • Quantities of Large furniture
  • Mattresses, bedsprings & pillows
  • Exercise machines
  • Large appliances ie. washers, dryers or refrigerators
  • Infant car seats over 5 years old – all car seats/boosters have expiration dates over 5 yrs old –
  • Television sets & tower home computers, old printers, etc.
  • Items recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Please check before donating:     www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls
  • Snow skis & boots, bowling balls and golf clubs
  • XLarge Microwave ovens
  • Medical equipment ie. Wood crutches, orthopedic devices, personal medical/orthopedic supplies

 

Other Resources & contacts to HELP you:

Calvert County waste and recycling sites 
Vintage Value Thrift Stores, Prince Frederick (
443) 975-7161

On Our Own, of Prince Frederick

 

Together we can HELP our community -  If you witness Dumping or Theft from HELP please make a note of  time, day, make, model tag number of vehicle and physical description of the violators and contact us so we may alert the proper authorities.   Phone photos are helpful. Anyone dumping large items such as furniture, building materials, or other trash are caught on camera and will be subject to prosecution and $1,500 Fine by the Calvert County Sheriff.