PACS Thrift Store Donations

Normal Donation Drop Off Hours

Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

~We sometimes close due to extreme weather or other events. Thank you for understanding~

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Thrift Stores Donation Guidelines

We accept gently used items, such as:

Clothing and Linens:
Washed; no tears, stains, or mildew; no strong odors from cigarettes, pets or mothballs.

Still in good working condition; no missing knobs or buttons. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable.

Gently used; no holes, tears, or missing soles/heels. No strong odors.

Small Appliances:
Any non-built-in appliances like microwaves, toaster oven, etc. Still in good working condition, no missing knobs or buttons. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable.

Upholstered Furniture and Rugs:
No significant tears or stains; no mildew or strong odors from cigarettes, pets, or mothballs.

Wood and Solid Furniture:
Not broken, badly dented, or water damaged; not missing any vital parts. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable.

Other Miscellaneous Items:
Toys, tools, musical instruments (no pianos or organs), knick-knacks, books, magazines, artwork, dishes, pots & pans, antiques, and jewelry, just to name a few.

**Disclaimer: the backdoor supervisor has the right to refuse donations after inspections**

For various reasons, we cannot accept the following items:

Anything that is wet or water damaged from rain, floods, etc.

Baby cribs

Child car seats

Combustible fuel in any tanks or containers

Large Appliances (Refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryer, BBQ, gas appliances)

Large Desks

Mattresses and box springs

Slate-top pool tables

Old Style Box Televisions or Computer Monitors

Entertainment Centers

Flourescent Tube Lightbulbs



Commercial medical equipment and supplies

CPAP Machines

Feeding tubes

We retain the right to refuse any items for any reason. You can help us reduce our expenses by allowing us to decline some items that we cannot sell in our stores. Thank you for understanding. If you have a question about whether something will be accepted or not, please give us a call at 503-252-8500.


Hours that we Accept Donations

We accept donations Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (For store hours see here). We do not accept donations after hours. Leaving donations after hours is considered illegal dumping and diverts our resources from serving the community.  Weather damages the goods left after hours and unattended donations are often vandalized, stolen and turned into trash. This results in our spending time to clean up the mess and costs us a significant amount of money in additional waste disposal fees. Donations left after hours hurt our ability to carry out our mission.

PACS Thrift Store Donations

The PACS Thrift Stores are a major resource for low-income families. The store’s existence depends entirely on donations of clothing and household items. Donations can be dropped off during the hours listed below. All donations are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines (More information IRS Website).  Please consult your tax professional to make the determination of your tax deduction.