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.

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

1009 S 4th Street  

La Crosse, WI

Tuesday & Thursday

1:30-4:00

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.

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

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

theexchange@shelterdevelopment.org

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  IMPORTANT DONATION GUIDELINES​​

  • 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.

  • 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

Bedroom

  • 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 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

Bathroom

  • Towels

  • Bath Mats & Rugs

  • Shower Curtain & Rings

  • Laundry Baskets

  • Waste Baskets

Electronics

  • Wall & Alarm Clock

  • Vacuums

  • Toaster & Coffee Maker

  • Crockpot & Microwave

  • Flat screen TV's 36" or smaller

  • Fans

  • Window Air Conditioner

  • Electric Heaters

Kitchen

  • 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

General

  • Table & Floor Lamps

  • Lamp Shades 

  • Storage Units & Drawers

  • Framed Mirrors-not over sized

  • Broom & Dust Pan

  • 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

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Registered Charity Number: 47-1538865

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