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Mondays 1 PM to 4 PM

Tuesdays 12 noon to 6 PM

Wednesdays 10 AM to 4 PM

Thursdays 10 AM to 4 PM  

Fridays 1 PM to 4 PM

Saturdays 11 AM to 2 PM

(734) 483-1226


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Donation Guidelines​

DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND SATURDAYS ONLY (NOTE:  Please donate only 2 bags or boxes per person, per visit).  

Without our material donors, we wouldn’t exist!  We are so grateful for the many wonderful items you carefully pack and donate to the shop.  But please do not donate any item you would not give to a friend.

We would greatly appreciate your keeping the following in mind when you donate items.

Specifically, please don't donate items like these:

  • Clothing, linens, fabrics that are dirty, stained, torn, or show significant signs of wear—frayed collars or cuffs, missing buttons, fading, and the like

  • Clothing with odors (mildew, tobacco smoke, body odor)

  • Shoes that have odors, stains, dirt, or signs of significant wear like rundown heels, worn-out soles

  • Books with yellowed or brown pages; that are mildewed, dirty, or water-damaged; have broken or loose spines; or have odors from mildew, tobacco smoke, or mold

  • Pots, pans, utensils, any other household items with rust, corrosion, permanent staining, grease, food residue

  • Dishes or glassware with chips or cracks

  • Half-used candles

  • Toys/games/dolls that are broken or dirty or have missing pieces or parts

  • Small appliances, picture frames, or any other items that are broken or not in working order


We do not accept:

  • VHS and cassette tapes

  • Out-of-date books (travel guides, atlases), dictionaries, textbooks, medical books, manuals, yearbooks, workbooks, pamphlets

  • Large appliances, furniture

  • Televisions, computers, printers, monitors, keyboards, fax machines, toner cartridges, battery pack connectors, MP3 devices

  • Building/home improvement materials, glass panes, wire-into-circuit lamps/lighting

  • Any electrical items that do not work and/or have damaged or exposed wiring

  • Firearms, large exercise equipment/machines, skis, golf clubs/golf bags, inflatable flotation devices, life jackets 

  • Breast pumps, nebulizers or tubing, sleep apnea machines, fire extinguishers

  • Child car seats, booster seats, baths, cribs, highchairs, swings, playpens, strollers, baby or adult potty chairs

  • Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, space heaters, any items containing freon

  • Food items, including baby formula, live plants

  • Opened makeup, nail polish, toiletries

  • Mattresses, mattress pads, electric blankets

  • Sports helmets

  • Household cleaners, paint, spray paint, industrial solvents, lamp oil, kerosene, propane or any other toxics

Thanks in advance for making our job easier! 

We are passionate about supporting our neighbors who need help.  That's why we give thousands of dollars each month to local nonprofit organizations that serve the homeless, the hungry, and the uninsured.  Through coordination with their caseworkers, we also provide emergency funds to families and individuals to prevent evictions and utility service disconnections.

If you want to help us help them, please consider a financial donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Mail your check to:

Ypsilanti Thrift Shop

Attention:  Treasurer

14 S. Washington St.

Ypsilanti, MI  48197

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