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Items We Do Not Accept

Thank you in advance for referencing this list -- it saves us an enormous amount of energy! Unfortunately, some items are restricted for resale by the Texas Department of Health Services; others may be too large to fit in our space. We will graciously accept what we are able to sell in our store; otherwise, we will redistribute to other nonprofits that are better equipped to sell, use or dispose of the item(s) in an ecologically-friendly manner.  

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*   = unless new (in original packaging or with tags)

** = unless requested for the Kid’s Closet at Center for Child Protection 


Air purifiers, humidifiers

Athletic shoes*

Automotive parts or products

Bedding (sheets, spreads, covers, blankets)

Building Supplies & Tools 

Baby and toddler gear or clothing* * 

Children's Clothing and Shoes**

Christmas trees, lights

Computers (desktop or laptop)*

Crafting supplies, fabrics, sewing notions 

Cutting boards and other wooden kitchen tools

DVD/VHS players

Electrical supplies

Fans or heaters (inc ceiling fans)

Faux plants, flower arrangements, floral pieces

Food storage containers (unless glass/vintage)

Furniture (sorry, no room!)

Hair accessories*

Hosiery or tights*

Hunting or military gear (inc. guns, knives)

Kitchen appliances (any size)

Men’s Suits

Metal cookware or utensils

Office equipment (fax, phone, file cabinets)

Paperback books (unless current good read)

Pet supplies, toys, carriers

Pillows or cushions (for bed or decor)

Plumbing supplies

Sleeping bags


Sporting and Exercise Equipment

Stuffed animals (unless new bears**)


Tablecloths and runers, napkins, placemats*

Telephones (unless vintage) or Cell Phones


Towels (bath, hand, kitchen)

Toys and dolls * * 

Travel mugs, thermoses, can coolers

Undergarments (unless sports bra or bralette)

Vacuum cleaners

Wedding or Bridesmaid Dresses

Wicker Baskets

Window coverings (drapes, blinds, rods)

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