The Helping Hands Thrift Store & Boutique is a major source of funds for Helping Hands. We are thankful that you want to support and donate to Helping Hands because store sales account for about 40% of the overall budget. The store also helps provide funding for our emergency assistance program, Food Pantry and The Health Center.
Managing donations that are unsalable take funds away from helping people so we need your help to keep money funneled toward agency programs and not in landfill fees.
We gladly accept (in gently used condition and in working order):
Area Rugs, Bed Frames, Bicycles, Books, Clothing, Computers, Dishes, Hand Tools, Home Décor, Electronics, Household Furniture, Jewelry, Lamps, Lawn and Garden Equipment, Lawn furniture, Linens, Mattresses that are 2007 or newer and in good condition, Pots and Pans, Printers, Shoes, Small Appliances/Microwave Ovens, Sports/Workout Equipment, Stuffed Animals, Toys/Games
We are unable to accept:
It’s hard to say “No Thank You” to a donation when our operating funds are realized through the sale of donated materials. Items can be refused for some very good reasons: Some items are not recyclable or contain hazardous waste. Others cost more to transport, repair or refurbish than they can be sold for in our stores.
Helping Hands employees may decline a donation if, in their judgment, it is not in clean, or in saleable condition or if they are unable to assist with larger items due to risk of injury.
- Any items that do not meet current safety standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Built-in kitchen appliances
- Construction debris
- Electronic devices containing lead and mercury
- Hazardous Wastes (lead acid batteries, paints, fuels, solvents, oils or equipment containing these)
- Household or Industrial Chemicals
- Inoperable lawn or garden equipment
- Large appliances which are not fully operational
- Stained, soiled or damaged mattresses or those made before 2007
- Box TV’s of any size
- Wall-to-Wall Carpeting or hard surface flooring materials
- Any broken or damaged item that we cannot sell
Please bring your donations during the hours we have attendants to help you: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Helping Hands is a private corporation and our property is private.
Dumping is a criminal offense and violators will be prosecuted.
Hazard Waste Day
Rockwall has (1) Hazardous Waste Day per year.
The date is always in April. For more information call 972-771-7736.
Garland Land Fill
3175 Elm Grove Rd, Rowlett
*Non-Garland residents and customers, and customers with commercially generated waste will be charged a per-ton fee based on weight of load
Bulk Pick Up
To assist you in disposing of your bulk and hazardous waste, contacts and numbers are included below:
Heath Hazardous Waste Disposal Help Line
Rockwall Utility Department
Royse City Utility Department