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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8 hours ago
The Well Knoxville
Its Christmastime at The Well!! Come on out to get your Christmas decor. We want to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped us get our store ready for Christmas - it takes many hands! These awesome Boy Scouts got all of our trees ready to go. They did an incredible job!

We also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Christmas Decorating Extravaganza! Thank you for all your hard work to finish up Christmas prep. We are grateful for all of our faithful volunteers and community partners!

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope

It's Christmastime at The Well!! Come on out to get your Christmas decor. We want to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped us get our store ready for Christmas - it takes many hands! These awesome Boy Scouts got all of our trees ready to go. They did an incredible job!

We also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Christmas Decorating Extravaganza! Thank you for all your hard work to finish up Christmas prep. We are grateful for all of our faithful volunteers and community partners!

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope
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2 days ago
The Well Knoxville
80% off Yellow Tags Saturday October 11!!

Our team is working hard to serve our customers in the store.  If you have a specific question about an item posted related to price, size, etc., please stop in to learn more.  

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope

80% off Yellow Tags Saturday October 11!!

Our team is working hard to serve our customers in the store. If you have a specific question about an item posted related to price, size, etc., please stop in to learn more.

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope
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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.