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etc... Thrift Store is an upscale resale shop where a wide variety of "gently used" items are offered for sale - including clothing, accessories, furniture, household items, sporting goods, books, toys, jewelry, home decor, and seasonal items - to name just a few.

FAQ

Where should I bring my donation?

Donations for etc can be brought to the rear door of the store, which is located at 1650 US Highway 41, Suite D in Schererville. The back door of etc is marked with a sign. Please press the buzzer by the door, and someone will come to receive your donation. Please wait until someone comes to collect your donation; do not simply leave items outside the door.

How should I package my donation?

Please package smaller items (clothing, decor, books, etc.) in containers that you no longer need. We welcome old storage totes and boxes, but will gladly accept merchandise packed in garbage bags or other disposable containers, as well. etc cannot supply containers for your donations nor can we return your containers once your donation has been made.

When can I drop off my donation?

Donations may be made Monday thru Saturday, from  10 am to 3 pm.

Please ring the buzzer, and an attendant will assist you.

What if I have a donation that is too large for me to transport?

Large items that cannot be transported in a family vehicle are eligible for pick-up by the etc truck. Call the store at (219) 865-5400 to arrange for a pick-up time.

What types of donations does etc accept?

etc accepts donations of nearly new and gently used items such as:

  • Furniture
  • Toys/Games/Puzzles
  • Electronics
  • Housewares/Home Decor
  • Books/Music
  • Sporting Goods
  • Clothing and Shoes
  • Formal Wear
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Seasonal/Holiday Items
  • Stationary
  • Crafting Supplies
  • Linens

What types of items does etc NOT accept?

  • Damaged or soiled items
  • Pianos or organs
  • Waterbeds
  • Mattresses
  • Computers and tube monitors
  • Printers of any kind
  • Car seats
  • Helmets
  • Large exercise equipment (i.e. treadmills, weight machines)
  • Recalled items
  • Appliances or electronics that need major repairs

Are donations to etc tax deductible?

Yes, since etc is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, donations made to the resale shop are tax deductible.

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

Yes, at your request, we will gladly provide you with a signed receipt on which you can itemize your donation.

How can I estimate the value of my donation?

Both the Salvation Army and Goodwill have made extensive charts showing the estimated fair market value of a wide variety of goods. These charts can be accessed online:

MONETARY DONATIONS

etc is grateful for donations of any kind!  As donations of goods are always welcome, we also gladly accept monetary donations.  These funds directly benefit Highland Christian School tuitions.  You can make your donation in the store during your next visit, or instantly send your donation by clicking the paypal link below.