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Goods donations

At St. Vinny’s Thrift Stores, we’ll gladly accept your pre-loved and gently used clothing, furniture, household items and more! All of your donations stay in Dane County. High-quality donations ensure our thrift stores are well stocked and provide a consistent, reliable shopping experience for all.

How to donate:

  • Schedule a free at-home pickup
    • Please pack small items in a fully enclosed box or bag.
    • In most cases, furniture should remain fully assembled.
    • If you think an item needs to be unassembled to move, please ask the receptionist when you schedule your pick-up.
  • Drop off in-store
    • All of our thrift stores have an outdoor drive-through bay to accept your goods donations.
    • Please do not leave items unattended near the drop-off areas.
    • Around Madison, there are drop boxs that can handle a limited amount of donations.

Donation Pickup

Food donations

Currently, monetary gifts and personal-care items are the preferred donations to our food pantry. Thanks to our purchasing power, we can use your gift to purchase food in bulk at the best price. Personal-care items should be full-size, unused products.

How to donate items:

  • Drop off your donations at our pantry.
  • Please pull around to the back of the building. Volunteers will help you unload.
  • For any questions, please call (608) 257-0919 x38

 


Donate personal-care items:

May 13th – June 6th we are collecting NEW / UNOPENED items like shampoo, diapers and wipes, toothbrushes, toilet paper and other personal-care items to supply to neighbors in need coming through our food pantry. Learn more here.

Medicine donations

 

Per federal regulations, we CANNOT accept medicine without proper authorization. You MUST complete the form below to donate medicine to our pharmacy. We accept medicines that are unexpired, properly labeled and stored, and untampered with. We do not accept medical supplies.

 

How to donate:

Drug Repository Form

  • Complete the Drug Repository Form
  • Once you have completed the form above, you may drop off your donations during pharmacy open hours at our pharmacy.
    • Monday: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    • Thursday: 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Acceptable items:

Yes

✅ Unopened personal care products, such as shampoo and lotion.

✅ Unexpired, unopened (must be sealed with foil or in blister packs), prescription medicines.

✅ Unopened, unexpired over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins and supplements, that have unbroken safety seals.

✅ Sealed bandages and wound care products.

No

❌ Opened personal care products.

❌ Opened, unexpired prescription medications.

❌ Expired (outdated) medications. These are waste and should be disposed of according to these rules. In Dane County, visit a MedDrop site.

❌ Controlled substances (opioids, narcotics, pain killers). Federal Drug Enforcement Administration rules only allow certain people to possess prescribed controlled substance medications, and do not allow donation. Our pharmacy does not carry these medications at all. In Dane County, visit a MedDrop site.

❌ Medical supplies. Many places in Dane County will gladly take durable medical equipment, such as crutches, commodes, wheelchairs, walkers and other goods. Click here for donation options.

Vehicle donation

 

 

 

 

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!

CarsHow to donate items:

  • 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 vehicles.