Donating your gently used items to our Thrift Store is a simple way to reach out to the poor and needy of our community. The store offers quality used clothing and household goods at a low cost to our community and supply free clothing and household goods to our shelters and program graduates. Proceeds from the Thrift Store go to support the various outreaches of the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission.
We are unable to receive some items because they are not usable or resalable and require payment for their disposal. Below find a list of items we cannot receive. Additional Information is available at all drop-off locations or by calling the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission’s administrative office at 208-552-5575.
APPLIANCES:No large appliances (we don’t have space.) We recommend calling Habitat for Humanity for these items.
AUTOMOTIVE & HARDWARE: No car batteries, car tires, paint or chemicals.
BOOKS/MEDIA:No old magazines, pornography, or home-recorded videos, tapes or CDs.
CLOTHING:All men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing is gladly accepted. However, we are unable to take clothing that is wet, dirty, or stained.
COMPUTERS & ACCESSORIES:Newer computer models only, please. (Windows XP or newer; USB-enabled.) We ask that printers and copiers also be newer models, include all software and attachments necessary for operation, and be USB-enabled; no parallel ports, please.
CARPETING:No stains or rips. Larger carpets must be pre-approved.
CAR SEATS & BABY CRIBS:Child safety comes first. Legal regulations prohibit us from selling car seats 4 years old or older. Acceptable car seats must be clean and have all strap attachments and hardware intact. Cribs must have no broken parts, include hardware, and the slats must be no more than 3.5” apart.
ELECTRONICS:Must be complete, in good working order, and have all required cords/adapters. TVs must include remotes and be A/V ready (no dial-operated units or consoles). No movie cameras or slide projectors. Microwaves must be clean and in good working order, with turntable intact. Vacuums must be in good working order and include all necessary parts.
FURNITURE:Clean, without rips, stains, or major scratches. No waterbeds or large desks.
LINENS:Clean, without rips or stains. Please, no stained pillows.
MATTRESSES:Clean, without rips or stains; no box springs without mattresses.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: No organs or pianos. Other instruments complete, and in good working order.
SPORTS EQUIPMENT:Large sports and exercise equipment are accepted on a case-by-case basis; please call for details. Generally – newer items only due to space and safety considerations.
Thank you for supporting the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission by donating your gently used items. These items will be used to help the homeless and needy in our community either by being given to them free or by the proceeds from our Thrift Shop being used to support the mission.
Your donations make it possible for someone to have something they need or would not ordinarily be able to afford.
Proceeds from the Thrift Store support City of Refuge, Ark and Ruth House.
The Thrift Store Contact Information
830 Park Avenue