Knoxville

The Well Thrift Store

Supporting The Well ministry

 

Why pay full price? Stretch your dollars and help people

We believe business can support ministry, which is why we are excited for The Well Thrift Store in Knoxville. The Well Thrift Store provides gently-used, low-cost items, as well as opportunities for people to volunteer!

 We rely on donations to support the store. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to shop at The Well Thrift Store, not just our clients.

Multi-department and donation-based retailer. 100% of the income generated supports The Well ministry.

The Well Knoxville Thrift Store

Monday and Wednesday: 10am–5pm
Thursday & Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 9am–4pm

641-205-8605

lucindas@thewelliowa.org

Donation Drop Off: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Stops 30 minutes before store closing

eBay

We do our very best to steward your donated items, which is why some of our knowledgeable volunteers get together and handpick items to sell on our very own eBay site.

We have had several encounters where individuals want to be sure we won’t sell their valuable items for less than they are worth. The truth is, we value your valuables. This is how our eBay site was born.

If you are looking to move forward the mission of our poverty ministry by donating some of your valuable, vintage items, consider us.

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14 hours ago
The Well Knoxville
Thank you to Twin Cedars 6th grade TAG for serving with us today! What a fun break in the school day to get out and serve together. Not sure which they enjoyed more - serving with us or their Dairy Queen lunch treat! Either way, were so glad they could join us today :-) Thanks for bringing some extra fun to the Production Room this afternoon!

#twincedars #ichooseknoxville #thewell

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope

Thank you to Twin Cedars 6th grade TAG for serving with us today! What a fun break in the school day to get out and serve together. Not sure which they enjoyed more - serving with us or their Dairy Queen lunch treat! Either way, we're so glad they could join us today 🙂 Thanks for bringing some extra fun to the Production Room this afternoon!

#twincedars #ichooseknoxville #TheWell

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Loved working with these young people. priceless 💕

2 of my babies ❤❤ they were excited to return and sort through more stuff!

How fun!

17 hours ago
The Well Knoxville
Happy Wednesday everyone!

This week were bringing June to our Well Wednesday spotlight. June has been serving on our team for a few months now, and it has been such a JOY! She has volunteered with us in both the Resource Center and the thrift store, which has been an incredible blessing for our team. She is an encourager with a kind & gentle spirit. We have SO enjoyed having her on our team! Thank you, June, for serving with us at The Well! We appreciate you.

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope

Happy Wednesday everyone!

This week we're bringing June to our Well Wednesday spotlight. June has been serving on our team for a few months now, and it has been such a JOY! She has volunteered with us in both the Resource Center and the thrift store, which has been an incredible blessing for our team. She is an encourager with a kind & gentle spirit. We have SO enjoyed having her on our team! Thank you, June, for serving with us at The Well! We appreciate you.

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June is a sweet gentle person who helps any and everywhere she can. The Well is very fortunate to have volunteers like her.

Looking good June and what a wonderful volunteer spirit you have!!!

Great to see you June!

Great to see you June👏🏻👏🏻

June Hoksbergen great picture!

Thankyou June!!

Awwww love this ❣

GREAT

Beautiful woman!!

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Item Donation FAQ

What kind of items do you accept as donations?

We LOVE your clean, hole- and stain-free clothing, shoes, and linens. We also accept housewares, tools, home décor, books, DVDs, toys, baby gear, sporting goods, and furniture.

Are there items you do not accept?

Yes, there are a variety of items we cannot accept as donations. These include:

APPLIANCES

  • Dishwashers
  • Gas stoves
  • Non-working appliances

BUILDING MATERIALS/HOME DECOR

  • Used ceiling fans
  • Paint, lacquers, thinners or other chemicals
  • Window blinds (mini, regular or vertical)
  • Building materials like boards, tiles, toilets, sinks, etc.

KIDS/SPORTING GOODS

  • Car seats & other safety equipment
  • ATV/motorcycle helmets
  • Old golf bags and pull carts (clubs are okay—remove from bag)
  • Old exercise equipment. Only take well-working current equipment

FURNITURE

  • Broken furniture
  • Upholstered furniture that is heavily soiled, torn or needs extensive repair
  • Entertainment centers with square opening. (open top units that will hold a flat screen are ok)
  • Organs
  • Pianos

BOOKS/AV ITEMS

  • TV’s that are not flat screens
  • Large computer monitors
  • Computer printers
  • VHS Tapes
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Encyclopedia sets

LIMITED ACCEPTANCE BY STAFF APPROVAL ONLY

  • Flat screen TV’s
  • Mattresses & box springs

Where do I drop off my donations?

Donations can be dropped off inside door #7 on the west side of the building.

Furniture donations can be dropped off through the overhead door #8.

Inform a volunteer and they will assist in opening the doorway for you.

Do you offer exchanges or refunds?

We do our best to offer quality products. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to test any electrical items you want to purchase. When items are donated, we ask donors if electrical items work and use that information to help us value items.

We do not offer exchanges or refunds. In the event your purchase didn’t last as long as you’d hoped, we hope you will be consoled by the knowledge that your dollars spent will still be put to work helping the people served by The Well.

Do you charge sales tax?

No, we are exempt as a non-profit business.

Can you provide a receipt for my donations?

Yes! Simply request a receipt when you drop off your donated items.

Unfortunately, IRS regulations prevent us from assigning a dollar value to your items.