Preferably received during the last two weeks of each
month from August to May and for the first two weeks in
June. At other times by special arrangement.

What we Can Accept


In good condition / gently used / no stains.
Clean, no wrinkles, in style, in season.
Please, no odor of moth balls or cigarette smoke.

August – September: fall clothing
October – February: winter clothing
March – June: spring/summer clothing


  • antiques
  • bedspreads
  • bric-a-brac
  • china
  • clothing (men’s and women’s)
  • drapes (no curtains)
  • electrical appliances (portable)
  • furniture (small items)
  • glassware
  • jewelry
  • linens
  • rugs
  • sheets/towels

BRAND NEW (never used)

  • children’s clothing
  • underwear/bras
  • stuffed animals
  • mattress pads
  • bathing suits

What We Cannot Accept

(unless prior approval is obtained from management)

  • bed pillows
  • blinds/shades
  • computers/components
  • curtain rods
  • curtains/sheers
  • knives
  • microwave ovens
  • VCRs,
  • stereo equipment
  • telephones
  • toys
  • televisions
  • personal care items (razors, toothbrushes, opened cosmetics, etc.)

The success of the Andover Thrift Shop depends on the care and
attention of our donors to see that items are always clean, no
wrinkles, only gently worn and in the appropriate season,
odor-free (especially mothballs or cigarette smoke) and
therefore saleable.
With these few simple guidelines, we can ensure a successful
retail operation.
Your donations are tax deductible; the manager will gladly issue
a receipt for income tax purposes.