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Auburn: St. Francis Gift & Thrift Store

Auburn donation guidelines

Drop-off service:

  • Donations are accepted during open store hours at the overhead garage doors behind the store accessible via alley. 
  • Please let an associate know you have arrived by ringing the doorbell, stopping in the store, or calling 402-274-4818.  
  • We are unable to help unload, so please bring extra help for heavy and large items.
  • We do NOT provide pickup service or delivery. 
  • For large furniture donations, please fill out a furniture donation form (click here) and our manager will contact you. Or, call ahead to discuss items with staff and arrange a time for drop-off. 

We Accept:

  • Backpacks, Purses, & Tote Bags (free of stains, tears, & heavy use)
  • Bedding, Linens, Rugs, & Towels (free of stains, tears, & heavy use)
  • Books, CDs, & DVDs (NO textbooks, encyclopedias, or outdated reference books)
  • Furniture (free of holes, gouges, tears, stains, pet hair, odors, & broken parts)
  • Glassware & Drinkware (free from hard water stains)
  • Home & Seasonal Décor
  • Home Entertainment Electronic Items: Flat Screens, DVD Players, & Stereos
  • Jewelry & Sunglasses
  • Kitchen Bakeware, Cookware, & Utensils (no scratched or flaking Teflon coatings)
  • Lamps
  • Power Tools- Useable Hand & Corded (no rechargeable battery-powered tools)
  • Religious Items
  • Small Appliances

Inquire about items not shown above.

We DO NOT Accept:

  • Anything needing repair, in poor condition and/or extremely soiled
  • Appliances (large and/or built-in)
  • Bakeware & Cookware that is scratched or damaged
  • Sewing Machines (cabinet style)
  • Clothing, Belts, & Shoes
  • Computers, Console/Box-Type Televisions, & Old Electronics
  • Car Seats & Cribs
  • Desks (larger than a roll-top or small computer desk)
  • Encyclopedias & Text Books
  • Exercise Equipment (large)
  • Home Improvement Materials (such as used carpeting & flooring, paint, light fixtures, drywall, doors, countertops, cabinets, medicine cabinets, etc.)
  • Household & Garden Chemicals
  • Mattresses, Box Springs, & Frames
  • Medical/Home Health Items
  • Personal Grooming/Hygiene Supplies (used)
  • Pianos & Organs
  • Toys
  • Used Venetian Blinds, Mini-blinds, & Window Shades
  • Vinyl Records, Cassette Tapes, 8-Track Tapes, VHS
  • Inquire about items not shown above.


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