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"Buy the Pound" Store This is not an ordinary thrift store working in conjunction with the Hopeline program this store provides a means to those who may not even be able to afford some other thrift store prices. Offering clothing at $2 / bag, and many sponsorship, or service opportunities there shouldn't be a child without a coat or an adult without work clothes. Working in partnership with ETHRA, and generous giving of time from volunteers we are able to have a fully staffed store. To sign up to volunteer in the store click the link to the left and you will be directed to sign up. Currently "Buy the Pound" is open Tuesday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, Closed Sundays and Mondays Donations can be made during that time. THANK YOU!
We do accept: furniture (minor staining or scratch on some items such as couches is acceptable) home goods dishes gently used, clean clothing such as (coats, shorts, dresses, dress shirts, jeans, shirts, scrubs etc.) Jewelry gently used shoes, cleats Christmas trees, and decor
What we are unable to use of these good condition items we try to distribute to other local ministries. To avoid adding more to our landfills please see the below list of items we cannot take. Please feel free to call our number (423) 532-1308 if there is an item in question . Occasionally we can arrange for pick up of large donations if we have enough volunteers. Call and we will do our best to help. We appreciate your donations.
We want to offer the best used items to our community therefore we do not accept : Soiled, stained clothing Soiled or broken furniture Soiled or broken toys/stuffed animals Broken dishes Damaged books We do not keep donations left outside the building during non open hours due to sanitary reasons. Boxed TV's, Boxed Computer screens, or Tires (we are charged to disposed of these). We do not accept donations from anyone who has had any type of pest issue in the last year.
Empower is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization. Empower is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on a base of religion, race, sex, or personal preference. Services provided are subject to funding, policy, and procedure set forth by Empower's board of directors.