We are not accepting clothing donations until Spring of 2024.

Looking for somewhere to donate items? Try calling one of these other thrift stores to see if they will accept your non-clothing donations.

Organize a Clothing Drive

  • Let WVS know of your intentions.
    – Call WVS at (507) 452-5591 and let us know that you are willing to organize a clothing drive.
    – Complete a prescreening volunteer interest form and submit it to WVS.

  • Cover the basics.
    – Choose a coordinator to lead your drive and team leaders to take charge of areas such as promotion, competitions, kickoff and post-drive celebrations.
    – Contact Volunteer Services to request collection containers and schedule for pick-up and drop-off of the containers.
    – Set beginning and end dates for the drive.

  • Set a goal.
    – Motivate donors by setting a goal such as a total weight of clothing donated.

  • Promote your drive.
    – Display promotional materials in high traffic areas
    – Publicize the drive in your bulletin, publications and e-mail
    – Raise awareness of The Clothes Shop
    – Invite Volunteer Services to speak to your group
    – Arrange for your group to volunteer at Volunteer Services or to take a tour of our Clothes Shop

  • Make it fun!
    – Have a kick-off event and make the admission price a certain number of clothing items.
    – Challenge other departments, faith communities or classrooms to see who can donate the most clothing items. Build momentum with daily progress updates.
    – Celebrate success! Have a post-drive party congratulate yourselves on a job well done.