What do you accept to sell?
Generally, we will gladly accept clean, quality, new or gently used: clothing, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, books, housewares, and linens. We also gladly accept clean children's apparel, toys, books, and videos. Please note that we are unable to accept clothing that is missing buttons; has broken zippers; smells smoky, musty or of mothballs; or toys or games missing pieces.
Please remember that if you have a garage sale and items did not sell, they will NOT sell at ditto. Please do not bring these unsold items to ditto. It is an increased expense to this ministry to have to pay for removal of items that we cannot sell. We do our best to donate unsold items to other ministries in need, but we only pass along items that are worthy of using.
Are there any other items you don’t accept?
Yes, there are. We are unable to accept:
Where do I drop off donations?
Please drop off clothing and small item donations at our Donation Door located on the right hand side of the building. Furniture and large appliance drop off is located on the left hand side of the building.
Should I call ahead before donating?
Not necessary. We will happily accept general donations at your convenience during our store hours, just show up. However, if you will need a truck to transport your furniture or large appliances, please call us at 973-423-4886 to discuss possible arrangements. When donating furniture, please consult our list of items we do not accept.
Are certain times preferred for dropping off donations?
We would prefer you to donate items by bringing them to the Donation Door any time between 10am and 4pm. Between 4pm and 7pm, either ring the bell at the Donation Door or call ahead. Plus, you can always come in the Main Entrance and talk to a volunteer who will be ready to help.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes, but iRS regulations state they must be in good to excellent condition to be tax-deductible.
Do you provide a receipt?
Yes. We provide a dated and signed sheet for your donation(s).
How do I estimate the value of my donated items?
The best way is to use our pdf guide.
What happens to donated items you don’t sell?
Items we can’t sell, for any of a number of reasons, will either be given to other mission organizations or recycled, as appropriate.