Items we cannot 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 request for the Kid's Close at the Center

  • Air purifiers, humidifiers

  • Athletic shoes*

  • Automotive parts or products

  • Bedding (sheets, spreads, covers, blankets)

  • Building Supplies & Tools 

  • Baby and toddler clothing, gear, equipment**

  • Christmas trees and lights

  • Computers (desktop or laptop) 

  • Cosmetics or perfumes in unsealed bottles*

  • Crafting supplies, fabrics, sewing notions 

  • Cutting boards and other wooden kitchen tools

  • DVD/VCR players

  • Electrical supplies

  • Fans or heaters (incl ceiling fans)

  • Faux plants, flower arrangements, floral pieces

  • Food storage containers (unless glass/vintage)

  • Furniture (sorry, no room!)

  • Hair accessories*

  • Hangers (garment, coat, etc.)

  • Headgear (hats, helmuts, earmuffs)

  • Hosiery or tights

  • Hunting or military gear (inc. guns, knives)

  • Kitchen appliances (of any size)

  • Large appliances

  • Medical equipment, devices or supplies

  • Men's suits

  • Metal Cookware or utensils

  • Office equipment (fax, phone, file cabinets)

  • Paperback books

  • Pet supplies, toys, carriers

  • Pillows or cushions (for bed or decor)

  • Plumbing supplies

  • Sleeping bags

  • Socks*

  • Sporting and Exercise Equipment

  • Stuffed animals (unless new bears**)

  • Swimwear

  • Tablecloths, napkins, placemats*

  • Telephones (unless vintage) or Cell Phones

  • Televisions

  • Towels (bath, hand, kitchen)

  • Toys and dolls 

  • Travel mugs, thermoses, coolers

  • Undergarments or lingerie

  • Vacuum cleaners

  • Wedding Dresses

  • Wicker Baskets

  • Window coverings (drapes, blinds, rods)

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