What We Accept & Don't

Help us provide the basic home essentials to community members in need. 

Items that no longer have meaning to you can mean the world to a child, family, or individual in need. 

theExchange is a leader in REUSE –

We aim to save gently-loved couches, tables, chairs, and other useful home goods from the landfill!  Donations come from personal residences, furniture companies, hotels, hospitals, and the community.



You may drop off your donation at theExchange during our open hours.

1009 S 4th Street  

La Crosse, WI

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1-3pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-4pm

We can arrange for volunteers to pick up your large furniture items

if you have no way to transport them for a minimum donation of $10-20.

*For the ease of our volunteer movers, please try to have large items

left in garages/exterior spaces if at all possible.

(La Crosse, Onalaska and the town of La Crescent)

Email us with questions, photos and arrange for pick up of your donation at:




  • We accept gently used items. They must be clean, fully functioning and in good condition, free of rips, stains, strong odors and/or pet hair.

  • Not sure if you should donate an item? Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving it to a friend or family member. Or send us a picture in an email and we'll let you know if we can accept it.

  • Volunteers have the right to refuse items that do not meet our quality standards.

  • Need a donation receipt? Download the Item Donation Receipt for your records.

What We Accept


  • Mattress & Boxsprings (twin, full & queen in    excellent condition)

  • Futons-complete set only

  • Folding Metal Bed Frames

  • Dressers

  • Night Stands

  • Mattress Pads

  • Sheets (all sizes)

  • Like New Bed Pillows 

  • Blankets & Comforters

Living Room

  • Sofas & Lounge Chairs

  • Kitchen Table & Chairs

  • TV Stands

  • Coffee & Side Tables

  • Desks 42" X 24" or smaller

  • Bookcases 48" X 36" or smaller

  • Folding tables & chairs


  • Towels

  • Bath Mats & Rugs

  • Shower Curtain & Rings

  • Laundry Baskets

  • Waste Baskets

  • Ironing Boards & Irons


  • Wall & Alarm Clock

  • Vacuums

  • Toaster & Coffee Maker

  • Crockpot & Microwave

  • Hand Mixers

  • Flat screen TV's 36" or smaller

  • Fans

  • Window Air Conditioner


  • Basic Dishware & Flatware

  • Glassware-no beer, wine or dessert glasses

  • Cutting Boards & Knives

  • Dish Rack & Organizers

  • Kitchen Utensils

  • Pots, Pans, & Bakeware

  • Mixing & Serving Bowls

  • Storage Containers

  • Kitchen Garbage Cans

  • Kitchen Towels

  • Children's Dishes


  • Table & Floor Lamps

  • Lamp Shades 

  • Storage Units & Drawers

  • Framed Mirrors-not over sized

  • Broom, Dust Pan & Mops

  • Buckets for cleaning

  • Area rugs- 8' X 10" or smaller

  • Basic Cleaning Supplies

What We Do Not Accept

  • Sleeper/Sectional/Reclining/Oversized Sofas​ 

  • Day Beds/Headboards/PowerBeds/KingBeds

  • Armoires/Entertainment Centers

  • Glass/Stone Tables of any kind

  • Decorative Items-like curtains, dust ruffles, decorative pillows, artwork, etc.

  • Exercise Equipment/Baby Furniture

  • Filing Cabinets

  • Outdoor Furniture