The Ukiah Senior Center welcomes your donations. The revenue from the sale of your donations helps to fund the many services and programs that the Center provides to our local seniors and disabled adults.
We gratefully accept gently used donations in working condition that can be sold in our store. Furniture and household items that are in good condition are very useful.
Please review our Donation Guidelines before dropping items off, since there are some types of donations we are not able to accept, such as any items that are broken, damaged, torn, stained or non-functioning. To make your donations easier to process, please bag or box all smaller items being donated.
The Thrift Store is a resource to the community. We provide the following:
A tax deductible receipt for items donated.
Reduction of items placed in the local landfill.
A site for volunteers to participate and be involved.
A site for those needing to serve community service to volunteer and give back to the community.
Local employment, improving tax revenues for the County.
Excellent shopping venue for those seeking a bargain.
Assistance to low-income seniors by providing vouchers two times per year for clothing assistance.
Donations Guideline list
We take almost anything that is in good, saleable condition. In other words, if you would sell it at a garage sale, we will take it.
Items we cannot take are: Cribs, car seats, strollers, high chairs or any baby/child related furniture that may be subject to a recall, personal hygiene items such as footbaths, damaged bike helmets, mattresses and box springs or any major appliances. Anything subject to recall cannot be accepted.
Donations are accepted Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Your donation is tax deductible! You provide the estimated value of the donation and keep the receipt for your tax records.
Although we have a wonderful team of volunteers who give their time to the Thrift Store, we are always looking for more. If you can, volunteer 3 or 4 hours per week, any day is needed, but we always need extra help on Saturdays. We would love to have you! We need people to accept and process donations as well as serve as cashiers. We have approximately 75 customers a day so our store is busy. If interested, see the Manager on duty.
Our Thrift Store provides valuable community service opportunities for individuals who have a debt to pay to society or are trying to gain skills to re-enter the work force. We work with the Sheriff’s Department and place individuals who are paying fines as restitution or have committed blue or white collar crimes.
We also work with the Ford Street Project and supervise volunteers to learn skills to re-enter the work force.
Students from the middle and high schools also work to earn community service credit toward their diplomas.
Our Thrift Store also supervises young people who are building resume’s whether for a college education or military service.
Nothing is wasted! We sell what we can as well as donate to other organizations. If donated clothing is stained and not saleable, we donate it to the Salvation Army. They collect it, bale it and send it to under-developed countries where they make rugs out of it and sell them to stores throughout the world.
Some clothing is donated to Project Sanctuary and some books are donated to Goodwill Industries.
Metals are accumulated and once a month sold to a metal recycling company.