How To Donate

Interested in making a donation to Summit Thrift? Here are some questions and answers about donating.

When do you accept donations?

  • We accept donations on Thursdays from 10 AM – 4 PM.

What type of items do you accept for donation to Summit Thrift?

  • Household goods and items that are in good and working condition or better.
  • Clothing, shoes, and accessories that are new or gently worn.
  • Small to Medium sized Furniture, artwork, and decorations.
  • Small appliances and working electronics that are not too large or heavy.
  • Sporting goods and memorabilia that are acceptable for reuse or resale.
  • Toys and games in good condition
  • Items that can be resold to the public to support the operating costs of Summit Thrift store.

How do you determine the value of my donation?

  • IRS requires that you determine the Fair Market Value (FMV) on the date of donation.
  • FMV is the price that property would sell for on the open market. It is the price that would be agreed on between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with neither being required to act, and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. In addition to this general rule, there are special rules used to value certain types of property such as remainder interests, annuities, interests for life or for a term of years, and reversions.
  • FMV would be the price that typical buyers actually pay for clothing of this age, condition, style, and use. Usually, such items are worth far less than what you paid for them.
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Can I make a monetary or financial donation?

  • Summit Thrift accepts monetary donations in person or electronically. Please contact us for more information.

What items are not able to be donated? Federal and state laws as well as insurance requirements, overall safety concerns, and recycling guidelines, prevent us from accepting the following donations:

  • Baby furniture of any kind such as car seats, strollers, carriers, walkers and related
  • Household hazardous waste items
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Weapons
  • Automotive fluids, oils, or any fuels
  • Mattresses
  • Broken Electronics
  • Pressurized canisters or tanks
  • Paint/Stain products, removers, solvents
  • Cleaning products and chemicals
  • Medical supplies or prescriptions
  • Life vests or flotation toys or devices
  • Opened/used cosmetics or health products

Do you pick up items that are to be donated?

  • Yes, please call the store to discuss items to be donated and schedule a pick up.

Is Summit Thrift store a non-profit organization?

  • Summit Thrift store is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Is my donation tax deductible?

  • Donations to Summit Thrift are tax deductible.

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

  • You can receive a receipt for donations to Summit Thrift.