At St. Vinny’s Thrift Stores, we are currently operating a no-contact drop off. We will ask donors to remain in their vehicles and we will unload donations for you from your trunk or backseat. We also ask that everything be contained for ease of unloading and storage. PLEASE do not drop off prior to the opening of the drive-throughs.
Thrift stores see donation influx, includes trash (Watch 2 min. video here.)
Please check what you are donating before you drop off. Beat-up items or “trash” are difficult to resell and costs money to dispose of, which hurts our organization and makes it difficult to support our programs (food pantry, free pharmacy and housing). Thanks for your consideration and check out the NBC 15 video above that featured our Processing Manager, John Cobb.
We know that while safer at home, many of our supporters have been reducing what they no longer need around the house and are anxious to promote reuse & recycling through our stores. We look forward to “upcycling” donations of gently used goods now into sales later that will support our mission of helping our Dane County neighbors in need.
Click for our handy packing guide!
Click here to print a goods donation receipt to complete for your records or taxes.
In 2018, the tax laws changed, but the good feeling of helping someone else and having a cleaned out, organized closet, garage or kitchen never changes! Visit the IRS website to help you understand goods donations and deductibility.
** We know that while safer at home, many of our supporters have been reducing what they no longer need around the house and are anxious to promote reuse & recycling through our stores. We look forward to “upcycling” donations of gently used goods now into sales later that will support our mission of helping our Dane County neighbors in need.
The pantry continues to serve families in need of healthy food and personal essentials. It’s hard to succeed in school or work while worrying about having enough to eat or paying the bills.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, monetary donations and personal care items are preferred. Due to our purhcasing power with vendors, we can use monetary donations to purchase food at the best prices. But we still need personal care items: toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant. Personal care items should be full-size rather than travel-size, and be full, unused products.
Click below to support our work and our hungry Dane County neighbors in need during this time.
If your car, truck, van or SUV is nearing its last lap, consider donating it to help serve local people in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a national program to accept donated vehicles. It’s easy and convenient, and the program includes towing service. Non-working vehicles are accepted. Proceeds from local donations are used to support the charitable work of St. Vincent de Paul here in Dane County. Your vehicle donation may be tax-deductible! Please call (800) 322-8284 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or click here for an online form to make arrangements to donate your vehicle.
STOP! We are not a drug repository! Our pharmacy receives medicine at no or very low cost by participating in commercial or public regulated programs and donations of medication from healthcare institutions and providers, pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers to assure the medicines are unexpired, properly labeled and stored, and untampered with. Before donating items to our pharmacy, you must complete and submit this form.
Many places in Dane County will gladly take durable medical equipment, such as crutches, commodes, wheelchairs, walkers and other goods. Check here for donation options.
Questions on donating medication? Please contact our pharmacy (608-257-0919) during open hours or leave a message outside of pharmacy open hours. Thank you for supporting your neighbors in need!
“Shop with your heart. Great place to start – on your budget and community. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle, too. We can do it all at St. Vinny's. Oh, let's go shop St. Vinny's. Yeah. Let's go shop St. Vinny's. Yeah. Let's go shop St. Vinny's. Yeah. Let's go shop St. Vinny's.”