(Beaver Dam) A local non-profit is making it easier for citizens to donate unwanted belongings to those in need. While the Beaver Dam St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store remains closed the organization has started scheduled, no-contact home pickup of bagged or boxed clothing, shoes or other small household items.
Store Manager Ben Nelson says many of their supporters have been reducing what they no longer need around the house and are anxious to promote reuse and recycling through their store. Nelson adds while their store and donation drop off remain temporarily closed, they look forward to upcycling donations of gently used goods now into sales later that will support their mission.
Those wishing to schedule a home pickup can call 920-885-6971 between 1pm and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Nelson says all items must be properly packed and fully enclosed in boxes and bags. Due to staffing limitations, St. Vincent de Paul is unable to take furniture. All items for pickup should be left outside in easily accessible areas such as the front porch, driveway, garage, or alongside the curb and clearly marked “SVDP.”
Nelson says, weather permitting, donations should be placed outside by 9am on the day of pickup. He says all items must be protected from weather damage. If there would be inclement weather the day of pickup, Nelson says to wait to receive notice from the pickup driver about the truck’s approximate time of arrival prior to putting items outside.