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 nearly 40% of the overall Agency’s budget. The store also helps provide funding for our emergency assistance program, Food Pantry and The Health Center. Managing donations that are unsellable take funds away from helping people. We need your help to keep money funneled toward agency programs and not in landfill fees.
Helping Hands accepts drop off donations during the following times:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM ONLY
NO AFTER-HOURS DONATIONS.
Our ability to accept donations will be limited based on weather conditions and capacity.
All donations, including furniture, clothing and household goods, will be received at the Helping Hands Thrift Store donation drop off at 950 Williams Street.
Please call 972.771.1655 for questions concerning donations and receiving.
We have set up a new process around our parking lot to get to the Donation Drop Off Area. Our goal is to free up some parking spaces near the building and alleviate traffic back ups on HWY 66. We have put out extra signs to help guide you through our new route.
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 Furniture Jewelry
Lamps Lawn Equipment Lawn Furniture Linens
Mattresses Pots and Pans Printers Shoes
Small Appliances Microwave Ovens Stuffed Animals
Toys/Games Workout/Sports Equipment
We are unable to accept:
Helping Hands employees may decline a donation if, in their judgement, it is not in sellable condition or if they are unable to assist with larger items due to risk of injury. Managing donations that are unsellable takes funds away from helping people. We need your help to keep money funneled toward the agency programs and not landfill fees.
- Any item that does not meet current US Consumer Product Safety Commission standards
- Built-in kitchen appliances (dishwashers, etc)
- Construction debris
- Electronic devices containing lead or mercury
- Hazardous Waste (lead acid batteries, paints, fuels, solvents, oils or equipment containing these)
- Household or Industrial Chemicals
- Inoperable equipment of any kind
- Appliances which are not fully operational
- Stained, soiled or damaged mattresses
- Box TVs of any size
- TV Armoires/Entertainment Centers (they do not sell well)
- Large desks
- Ping Pong Tables
- Pool Tables
- Wall to Wall carpeting or hard surface flooring materials
- Any broken, stained or damaged item that we cannot sell
Please bring your donations during the hours we have attendants to help you.
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, click HERE to view contacts and numbers.