Donating Guidelines

By donating items and shopping at our store, you are helping our pets and reducing our carbon footprint. We resell items for a return to the pets at the CCHS shelter. We recycle unusable clothing and electronics that cannot be resold for pennies on the pound. This keeps items out of landfills and the profit directly benefits pets in our shelter waiting for a second chance at their furever home.
  • Donations are accepted at the front of the store. We ask that you please do not leave items outside of the store or at any other time. We are also happy to provide you with a tax deduction slip at the time of the donation.
  • Furniture/large appliance pick up available for a donation.


Items We Can Accept For Resale
We ask that all items are in good, clean, working condition. Without stains, holes or damages please.

Appliances: All types. Must be working. 
Books: Hardback, paperback, and audio books on tape or CD.
Clothing & Shoes: Men's, women's and children's including belts, gloves, hats, scarves, ties and shoes.
Computer Equipment: Complete computers with CPU and spare parts with all appropriate cords. We do not accept computer monitors.
Electronics: Radios, telephones, cameras, DVD players, complete gaming systems, GPS devices, MP3 players, record players, speakers and stereo equipment. 
Furniture:
All types in good, working condition.
Household Items: China, coffee makers, crystal, framed artwork, lamps, pots and pans, picture frames, pottery, Pyrex, flatware, silverware, vases.
Jewelry: All types.
Linens: Napkins, sheets and bedspreads, tablecloths, towels, pillows, vintage linens.
Pet Items: Bird cages, cat trees, crates, fish tanks, food and water bowls, leashes, collars and toys.
Toys: Dolls, games, stuffed animals, puzzles.
Miscellaneous: Bicycles, brief cases, canes, CDs, collectibles, craft supplies, videotapes, DVDs, eyeglasses, golf clubs, sporting equipment, purses, records, totes, candles, baskets.



Items We Can Accept For Recycling
All types of fabrics, shoes of all sorts that have no holes in them and broken electronics. Electronic items do not need to be in good or working condition because they will be disassembled during the recycling process.  If it has a cord on it, we can recycle it. Common items are: computers, printers, scanners, monitors, TVs, cell phones, IT equipment, medical and lab equipment, phones, servers, MP3 players, circuit boards.


Items We Cannot Accept
Mattresses, computer books, car seats, flammables, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest condensed books, cribs, broken playpens, textbooks, weapons, Christmas trees from January to October, and luggage that is over five years old. NO air conditioners, refrigerators or dehumidifiers or TV's. 

*Because of the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act – 2008) we also do not accept the following:
Children's clothing with sequins, Children's books published before 1986, Children's furniture or toys containing lead paint and recalled toys and other items.