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Auburn: St. Francis Gift & Thrift Store

Auburn donation guidelines

Drop-off service:

  • Donations are only accepted Saturday during store hours at the garage. Please let an associate know you are there.

  • No need to call ahead but notify associate inside to open garage. We are unable to help please bring extra help for heavy or larger items.

Pickup service:

  • Currently we are not doing any pickup service.

We Accept:

  • CDs, DVDs & Books (No textbooks, encyclopedias, or outdated reference books)
  • Kitchen Cookware, Bakeware, & Utensils. (No scratched or flaking Teflon coatings)
  • Glassware & Drinkware (Free from hard water stains)
  • Furniture (Free of holes, gouges, tears, stains, pet hair, odors, & broken parts)
  • Home & Seasonal Décor
  • Jewelry & Sunglasses
  • Large Appliances in good working order & clean (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers & freezers)
  • Bedding, Linens, Towels, & rugs (Free of stains, tears, & heavy use)
  • Purses, Tote Bags, & Backpacks (Free of stains, tears, & heavy use)
  • Religious Items
  • Small Appliances/Lamps
  • Useable Hand & Corded Power Tools (No Rechargeable Battery Powered Tools)
  • Home Entertainment Electronic Items (Flat Screens, DVD Player, & Stereos)

Inquire about items not shown above.


We DO NOT Accept:

  • Anything needing repair, in poor condition and/or extremely soiled
  • Household & Garden Chemicals
  • Any personal grooming/hygiene supplies
  • Home Improvement Materials (such as used carpeting & flooring, paint, light fixtures, drywall, interior & exterior doors, countertops, cabinets, medicine cabinets, etc.)
  • Clothing, Belts, & Shoes
  • Cribs & Car Seats
  • Desks (larger than a roll top or small computer desk)
  • Encyclopedias & Text Books
  • Large Exercise Equipment
  • Large Entertainment Centers
  • Pianos & Organs
  • Recycling Items
  • Sinks & Toilets
  • Console & Box Type Televisions, Computers, & Old Electronics
  • Used Venetian Blinds, Mini-blinds, & Window Shades
  • Vinyl Records, Cassette Tapes, 8-Track Tapes, VHS
  • Water Heaters, Furnaces, & Whole House Air Conditioners
  • Any built-in Appliances
  • Cabinet Sewing Machines
  • Scratched or Damaged Non-Stick Bakeware and Cookware
  • Medical/Home Health Items
  • Mattresses, Box Springs, & Frames
  • Funeral or Memorial Flowers/Wreaths

Inquire about items not shown above.


  • Individuals served last year


  • Square Miles of the Diocese of Lincoln


  • Acts of Mercy performed last year


  • Cash and in-kind assistance provided across southern Nebraska last year


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