Local Places to Donate Your Used Items

Local Places to Donate Your Used Items

Picture of downtown Saint Joseph shops. There are cars to the right, with an old colorful barber shop pole, a sidewalk, a table and chairs, and the local "Pony Espresso."
Saint Joseph has many options on places to donate your used items!

After reading our last blog post, Decluttering Before Your Move, you might have noticed that you have a few items leftover. With one pile in the back of the trash company’s truck, one pile packed or put away, there’s one or two piles left to be sorted through. While you might not be ready to have a full-on yard sale yet, there is a pile that you can get rid of right now- The donation pile!

Down below are three amazing organizations that are located here in Saint Joseph, Missouri that accept donations to help those in need. And while there are many other organizations in the local area that accept donations as well, these are the three showcased in our post.

Pivotal Point Thrift Shoppe

Located at 4826 Frederick Avenue, Pivotal Point is all about helping the homeless transition from a life on the streets to their own homes. This organization provides rent- and utility-free housing as long as the participants attend regular meetings, counseling, and accept other resources and services to break the cycle of poverty. That is their whole goal- end the cycle so that those who suffer from homelessness can re-enter civilian life and work on their well-being.

There are various items on a white kitchen counter. There are paper towels, mixing bowls, cups, plates, and plastic containers.
Food items such as paper towels and canned food are great items to donate.

Pivotal Point has a pantry where they accept multiple kitchen food items. So when you’re getting ready to move and don’t want to take your canned-foods, or extra paper towels or toilet paper, this is a great place to donate those items! They also have a Thrift Shoppe. This is where you can donate your gently used bigger items like clothing, books, household decorations and furniture.

For a more extensive list of donatable items, or for more information, visit Pivotal Point Thrift Shoppe’s website here.

DAV Red Racks Thrift Store

Red Racks is located at 3025 South Belt Highway, right across from South Belt Walmart. This organization is owned and operated by Disabled American Veterans and the proceeds earned go to help disabled Veterans with transportation needs, benefits help, and transitioning back to civilian life.

Donating your slightly-used items here is so easy! If you have clothes that you no longer want or need, there are many Red Racks donation bins scattered all throughout Saint Joseph. When you’re ready to donate your furniture or household items, you can either bring your items in to the store, or call them at 816-279-4900. You can even schedule an appointment for them to come pick up your stuff!

There's a guy in a gray shirt and black hood taking the back off of a recliner chair.
Red Racks accept many household items!

For a detailed list on what you can or cannot donate, please visit their website on their donation page here.

St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity Restore

Saint Joseph has been involved with Habitat for Humanity since 1996. Recently though, they opened a Restore outlet located on 3131 Frederick Avenue (make sure to go to the lower-level entrance in the back). The Restore takes donations and sells them for a tiny fraction of retail price where the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity’s community improvement work. The best part- the Restore is solely run through volunteers!

Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. But if you don’t want to drag your items to the store yourself, they have a scheduled pick up day every Wednesday! To schedule a pickup, visit their website here and fill out the form, or call them at 816-279-5607.

There's a man in an orange hoodie carrying two wooden chairs out of a brick house. He is on top of a flight of stairs.
Habitat can come pick up your used items every Wednesday!

The Restore accepts a multitude of household items and building materials. For a complete list and description of what they do and do not accept, please click here.


Note: There are many other great places to donate here in Saint Joseph, but these were simply the three that we decided to showcase.

If you previously had doubts about where to donate your gently-used items, we hope that this has been of some use! Move It With M&S LLC understands how important the decluttering process is, and we also understand how important it is to give back to the local community. Donating is the perfect way to do both!

Keep an eye out on our next blog post about yard-sales! To read any of our other blog posts and tips, visit the blog on our website.


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