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What We Accept & Don't
Ask yourself: "Would I give this to my best friend?"

 

  • We accept gently used items. They must be clean, fully functional and in great condition: No stains, rips, odors or pet hairs.

  • Unsure of what we accept? E-mail us a picture and we will get back to you within a business day. (Monday - Thursday)

  • We have the right to refuse items that don't meet our quality standards.

  • Need a donation receipt? Download the Item Donation Receipt

 

  • To donate small items please bring them to the front entry at 1009 4th St S. Monday/Wednesday 1-3 & Tuesday/Thursday 1-4

  • For large item donations such as couches, dressers, tables, mattresses etc. please e-mail us with pictures and dimensions of each item. theexchange@shelterdevelopment.org

  • We aren’t always able to accept large items due to minimal storage space, weight and/or size. Please email pictures to insure we have room and it fits into our guidelines. https://www.theexchangelacrosse.org/_files/ugd/34111c_81ca529b756c4c599ce794e99ee64624.pdf

  • If you have no way of transporting large items we will work with you to arrange a pick-up time. (La Crosse, Onalaska and the city of La Crescent)

  • We have a stellar group of volunteers who deliver the large items to our clients on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30-11:00 and we will work with you to fit your large pick-up items within that schedule as best we can.

  • The fee for this service is a minimum of $25-50.

  • If possible, please have your items in an easily accessible area such as the garage or main floor entrance away from stairs and tight turns.

 

We Accept:

NO Stains
NO Holes, Rips or Tears

Must be Clean and Odor Free

Bedroom

  1. Mattresses & Boxsprings (twin, full & queen in    excellent condition)

  2. Folding Metal Bed Frames

  3. Futons-complete set only

  4. Dressers

  5. Night Stands

  6. Mattress Pads

  7. Sheets (all sizes)

  8. New Bed Pillows 

  9. Blankets & Comforters

Living Room

  1. Sofas & Lounge Chairs (size & weight restrictions)

  2. Kitchen Table & Chairs

  3. Coffee & Side Tables

  4. Small desks

  5. Bookcases

  6. Folding tables & chairs

  7. Area Rugs

Bathroom

  1. Towels (body, hand & face)

  2. Bath Mats & Rugs

  3. New Shower Liners/Rings

  4. Laundry Baskets

  5. Waste Baskets

  6. Wall Mirrors

  7. New Toilet Brushes

  8. Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  9. New Plungers

Small Appliances

  1. Vacuums

  2. Microwaves

  3. Toasters, Coffee Makers, Crock Pots, Electric Skillets & Air Fryers

  4. Flat screen TV's (50" max)

  5. Fans / Space Heaters

  6. A/C Units (window or portable)

  7. Clocks

Kitchen

  1. Microwave Safe Dishes

  2. Silverware

  3. Water Glasses

  4. Cutting Boards & Knives

  5. Dish Racks & Organizers

  6. Kitchen Utensils

  7. Pots, Pans & Bakeware

  8. Mixing & Serving Bowls

  9. Storage Containers

  10. Kitchen Garbage Cans

  11. Kitchen Towels

  12. Plastic Dishes

General

  1. Lamps

  2. Plastic Storage Units

  3. Brooms and Dust Pans

  4. Cleaning Caddies

  5. Liquid Dish Soap

  6. All-Purpose Cleaners

  7. Hand Soap

  8. Light Bulbs

We Do Not Accept

  • Sleeper/Sectional/Reclining/Oversized Sofas​ 

  • Day Beds/Headboards/Power Beds/King Beds

  • Armoires/Entertainment Centers

  • Glass/Stone Tables

  • Decorative Items (bed skirts, decorative pillows, knickknacks etc.)

  • Exercise Equipment/Baby Furniture

  • Filing Cabinets

  • Outdoor Furniture

  • Used Pillows

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