Items we accept...

We accept all kinds of gently used and like-new housewares, linens, clothing, shoes, furniture, holiday decor, collectibles, toys and small electronics. You can box or bag your items and bring them right to our College Avenue location during regular business hours.  We do not accept donations after hours.

Donate Merchandise

Our store is able to help many, many people because of our donors, generous friends and neighbors, like you!

We accept most items:

  • Clothing, shoes and boots
  • Jewelry
  • Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves
  • Books, records, compact discs, video tapes and DVDs
  • Games, toys and sports equipment
  • Housewares: dishes, utensils, glassware, lamps and small appliances
  • Collectibles, antiques and knickknacks
  • Hand tools and power tools
  • Domestics: linens, curtains, blankets, etc.
  • Electronics: stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc.
  • Furniture: dressers, bed frames, sofas, tables, etc.


Please call our furniture department with any questions or for more details 920-739-1679, Ext. 3.

We appreciate clothing that is washed beforehand; however, we accept clothing with stains and tears. We recycle clothing that can not be sold in our stores or given through our voucher program. Funds from the recycling of clothing support our mission of helping people in need.

We do accept appliances. There is a $20 fee for appliances without Freon, such as stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers. There is a $25 fee for appliances with Freon, such as refrigerators, dehumidifiers and air conditioners. There is no fee for counter-top appliances.

Items we cannot accept... 

We apologize for any inconvenience; however, we cannot accept the following items:

    • Area rugs
    • Automotive equipment/tires
    • Building/construction equipment
    • Car seats
    • Cassette tapes
    • Chemicals/paint
    • Console stereos
    • Crib frames
    • Crib mattresses
    • Desks - large computer/office 
    • Drafting tables
    • Electrical blankets
    • Exercise equipment
    • Entertainment centers
    • Fire extinguishers/smoke detectors
    • Garment bags
    • Gas appliances
    • Gas cans/propane tanks
    • Hospital beds
    • Kitchen cabinets/countertops/sinks
    • Lawn mowers/ outdoor equipment
    • Mattresses/box springs
    • Medicine and medicine cabinets
    • Baby furniture
    • Organs
    • Pack-n-Plays
    • Paint
    • Pianos
    • Pillows
    • Ping pong tables
    • Pool tables
    • Propane tanks
    • Recalled baby items
    • Sewing machines
    • Stuffed animal toys
    • TVs 
    • Typewriters
    • Upholstered furniture that is old, ripped, torn, stained, has has pet hair, a musty smell, or smoke odor
    • VHS/cassette tapes
    • Water beds
    • Window blinds 
    • Wood file cabinets

    • St. Vincent de Paul Appleton has the right to refuse any donation. 

    Auto Donations

    We accept all working cars, vans, SUVs, and pick-ups. To initiate the car donation process, visit the St. Vincent de Paul car donation website at St. Vincent de Paul Cars and experience a streamlined car donation process! Although it is a national car donation program, the profit from your car donation will remain in Appleton. 

    We pick up! 

    We are fortunate to have a truck, donated by the Keller Foundation, which we use to pick up donations if they include certain large pieces of furniture. We do not charge for our pick up service.

    We pick up in areas located 20 minutes or less from our main store located at 1924 W. College Avenue. 

    We pick up furniture on Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule a furniture pick up, call 920-739-1679 and press 3, or click here to submit a pick-up request form. 

    All items for pick up must be on the first level of the home or in the garage. All appliances must be unhooked before they are picked up. Our truck drivers do not climb stairs while carrying donated merchandise and have the right to refuse any donation.

    We welcome donations of the "left-overs" from rummage sales, and a pick up can be scheduled, if furniture is included.

    Drop off

    Warehouse attendants are available to help you unload your donations at our main store location from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Thank you for thinking about  St. Vincent de Paul and our mission of 'neighbors helping neighbors'!

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