Donations Guide


Treasures will gladly accept donations at the store during business hours.

Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am – 3pm

Please Note: We cannot be responsible for donations left outside after business hours.

Donations of good quality household items and clothing are our mainstay. All items are examined for quality and sorted by our volunteers then  prepared for sale – tagged and priced. Our quality guidelines are “Is this item of a quality to give to a family member or buy it yourself?”  Items that are not to our standards or out of season are redirected and donated to charities, shelters and other agencies in our region.

We gratefully accept new and good quality, gently used items that are in clean and saleable condition, including:

  • Collectibles, antiques, cameras, knickknacks, giftware
  • Home Furnishings – paintings, mirrors, lamps, decorative items
  • Clothing, shoes, boots, apparel in season
  • Accessories, belts, purses, jewellery, hats, gloves, scarves
  • Books, records, CDs, video tapes, games, sports equipment
  • Housewares – dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, pots, pans,
  • Fabrics, textiles – linens, towels, curtains, blankets
  • Electrical or battery operated (in working order that are not older than 5 years) – digital equipment, MP3s, stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, small appliances, vacuum cleaners, musical instruments, tools, power tools

Unfortunately, Treasures CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Clothing that is torn, dirty, or in need of repair
  • Dirty, broken, incomplete or non working items
  • Items that do not comply with current health and safety standards
  • Outdated televisions, computers or computer parts
  • Large furniture or large appliances due to lack of space- however small chairs, tables,  and “occasional pieces” are acceptable
  • Baby items – cribs & cradles, car seats, carriages & strollers, baby gates, playpens, baby walkers, children’s sleepwear
  • Pillows or mattresses
  • Food products
  • Helmets and face protectors
  • Weapons of any sort
  • Used personal care items
  • Chemical products including barbeque & propane tanks or items containing hazardous materials such as Freon found in air conditioners
  • Automotive products – tires, batteries, gasoline, oils, antifreeze
  • Building materials/plumbing fixtures, carpeting and padding
  • Traditional recyclables – glass windows (or sheets of glass), newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, etc.