ReStored Thrift Store

Donate Items

Donation Guidelines:

Please follow the guidelines below:
  • We are unable to accept garage sale leftovers.
  • Inspect your stuff. Consider whether you would give the items to a friend or family. If not, they are not worth donating.
  • Clothing should be freshly laundered and folded. If it is stained or very worn, that is not considered usable.
  • Clean your items. Take out dead batteries from toys or electronics. Make sure everything is in good working order.
  • Be Considerate! Never leave items outside of the donation center during off hours. We have to pay for the disposal of the ruined items.
  • Call ReStored with any questions. Lakeville: 952-388-1525 or Stillwater: 651-342-2531

How to Donate

Lakeville and Stillwater accept Donations Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

ReStored has the capacity to make furniture pick-ups by appointment. Call Lakeville at 952-388-1525 or Stillwater at 651-342-2531 for more information.


Donation FAQs

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

  • Yes, ReStored is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

What kinds of donated goods does ReStored accept?

  • We accept your good, gently used:
    – Clothing and accessories
    – Housewares
    – Linens
    – Christian books
    – Jewelry
    – Purses
    – Toys and games
    – Small appliances
    – Newer electronics (5 years old or less)
    – Solid wood furniture
    – All other furniture in good stain-free and working condition. (if something is stained or torn we may need to reject it at the donation door)
  • We collect these items for other local organizations and pass them on directly:
    – Lotions, soaps, and toiletries
    – Backpacks
    – Pajama bottoms and undergarments, especially bras
    – Cotton t-shirts, size Large and larger - these can have stains and rips in them and are re-purposed.

Are there items ReStored cannot accept for donation?

  • Unfortunately, there are a few items we cannot accept for a variety of reasons, including safety and chemical hazards, inability to repair or clean items, product recalls, or high disposal fees.
    – Used fitness equipment
    – Used mattresses or box springs
    – Sewing machines (unless approved)
    – Automobile parts
    – Computers or monitors
    – Large garden supplies
    – Used medical equipment
    – Light fixtures
    – Window treatments/blinds (unless new and unopened)
    – Construction supplies
    – Air humidifiers
    – Fire extinguishers
    – Infant/child car seats
    – Cribs
    – Baby walkers on wheels
    – Non-working appliances
    – Non-working electronics, or electronics over 5 years old
    – Most organs and pianos (Please call ahead)
    – Printers without ink, scanners without installation software
    – Water beds
    – Water heaters
    – Explosive or flammable material
    – Hazardous waste
    – Large appliances

Do you buy goods or take goods on consignment?

  • We do not buy goods from the public directly, nor do we take goods on consignment. Because we are a nonprofit, your donation is tax-deductible.