Donate Your Gently Used Goods

All seven of our Dane County thrift stores are temporarily closed until further notice starting Saturday, Mar. 21 at 5 p.m. due to COVID-19 concerns. In the meantime, you can stay up-to-date on any future announcements on this page or at With the stores being closed, we are not taking any goods donations for the time being. We will also suspend scheduled home pick-ups of donated goods. Items left at St. Vincent de Paul drop boxes around Dane County will still be collected. Click here for more information.

Cleaning? Moving? (in or out…) Redecorating?
Donate Your Gently Used Goods

Our charity services are funded in large part by our store sales. Here’s how your donated stuff makes a difference in helping others: the Life Cycle of a Donated Item. There are three easy ways to donate.

  1. Bring your goods donations to any one of our seven Dane County St. Vinny’s stores during business hours. For store donation hours, click here. Our stores in Sun Prairie, Verona, Stoughton and on Odana Road all have drive-through donation centers for your convenience. All stores have someone to help you unload.
  2. Drop boxes are perfect for small bags of clothes and shoes. Click here for locations.
  3. Or, we’ll pick up gently used goods at your home free in most Dane County locations. See Schedule a Home Pick-up schedule and instructions below.

What You Can Donate:

  • Clothing, furniture and household items that are in clean, working condition and are suitable for resale in our stores
  • Nonperishable food for our food pantry

Sorry, but no:

  • ​Non-working or broken items​
  • Items that are too large or heavy to safely handle
  • Items that our trained staff determine have low or no resale value, high disposal costs or that could potentially harm our staff, customers or the environment
  • Mattresses & box springs
  • ​Computers & computer equipment​ (SVdP discontinued its ecycle program in April 2017)
  • Televisions
  • Sofa sleepers​ &​ reclining sofas
  • ​Entertainment centers
  • ​F​utons
  • Baby furniture items such as​ car seats, cribs & ​strollers/​walkers
  • Large appliances
  • ​E​xercise equipment
  • Hazardous materials
  • Construction materials

Is my donation tax-deductible?

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.

Need a receipt?

Click here to print a goods donation receipt to complete for your records or taxes.

Get ready to donate

Click for our handy packing guide!

  • Please make sure that all small, loose items are packed either in boxes with the flaps closed or in bags that are tied shut (for soft goods only).
  • In most cases, furniture should remain fully assembled. If you think an item would need to be taken apart to be moved, please ask the receptionist when you schedule your pick-up.

Schedule a Home Pick-up in one of two ways:


  1. Call 608-278-2920. Our scheduling office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm and Saturday 8 am – noon.
  2. Schedule online (click here). Please check the table below for each city’s pick-up days.

We can usually schedule a home pick-up with a two- to three-day notice. Generally we’ll be there between 8 am and 5 pm.

While we cannot schedule your pickup for a specific time, if you can’t be around all or part of the 8 am-5 pm timeframe, please request one of these options:

  • On the morning of your scheduled pick-up, we will call you to give you a one- to two-hour time frame when you can expect us.
  • You can leave your items outside (weather permitting,) on a covered porch or in a garage.
  • You may request that your driver contact you by phone 20-30 minutes prior to arrival.
City Pick-Up Days
Madison Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Monona Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Middleton Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Fitchburg Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Barneveld Fridays
Black Earth Fridays
Blue Mounds Fridays
Brooklyn Fridays
Cottage Grove Wednesdays & Fridays
Cross Plains Fridays
DeForest Wednesdays & Fridays
Edgerton Fridays
Evansville Fridays
Mazomanie Fridays
McFarland Wednesdays & Fridays
Mount Horeb Fridays
Oregon Wednesdays & Fridays
Stoughton Wednesdays & Fridays
Sun Prairie Wednesdays & Fridays
Verona Wednesdays & Fridays
Waunakee Wednesdays & Fridays
Windsor Fridays

Thank you for your support!

“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.”
- Our Store Jingle (by Trucking Manager Tod Schwenn)