Pella

The Well Thrift Store

Supporting The Well ministry

 

Why pay full price? Stretch your dollars and help people

The Well Thrift Store is sure to have something for everyone. This multi-department and donation-based retailer adds hundreds of items daily, so you’ll want to stop by often so you don’t miss out on your next bargain or treasure!

Our friendly staff will help you find whatever you need, from furniture, housewares, clothing, toys, baby gear, linens, outdoor items, sporting goods, books, home décor, and more!

The Well Thrift Store, Pella

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am–5pm

Tuesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10am–6 pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm

641-628-3333

gwendak@thewelliowa.org

Donation Drop Off: During store hours

 

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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9 hours ago
The Well Pella
Deuteronomy: 31:8- The Lord is the one who will go before you.  He will be with you, He will not leave you or forsake you.  Do not be afraid of discouraged.

 The Lord promises you that God will never leave you.  He is always, ALWAYS with you, rather you feel him or not.  Even when our world seems to turn upside down, He is with us.    This is God’s promise to us, and it is truth.  His word can be trusted.  

So, I wonder, why do I feel so alone?  Where is God?  He tells me not to be afraid or discouraged,   but that can be so hard. I am at the end of my confidence, and the beginning of despair. I am afraid, so afraid. Not liking where I am, but afraid to move forward.  There are so many unknowns: for me it was what is on the other side? 
Moses and Aaron led the Israelites miles and miles over many years to get to the Promised Land.  They definitely had their ups and downs.   But God said He would never forsake them and would give them the strength they needed, even when it was hard traveling.  They finally made it to the Promised Land, a place of freedom.  It was Victory!!
We too have been promised a place where there are no chains that bind.   A place of freedom and hope.  The key to opening that door is trust, and giving God control: believing he will guide us in the right direction. OUR leader is faith, and our perseverance is  His strength. I had to believe that God was leading me, that he had not forsaken me.  
I know that you too have hurts, hang ups and habits.  Perhaps you are at rock bottom.  Getting out of the hole you dug seems totally impossible.  I know because I have been there.   All I could see was darkness surrounding me.  I was at rock bottom. I needed to trust in God and His promises.  I needed to give God the control.   Then I saw the ladder, a ladder with just a few lower rungs on it.  That’s when I opened my eyes and saw a beam of light.  It was then that I knew God had never left me.  God WAS with me, and always had been.  I trusted that God would lead me out of the darkness one ladder ring at a time. Every ring of that ladder I climbed was a victory!!  As I made progress, God added length to the ladder, He didn’t want me to stop climbing!
I can’t say it was easy I can’t pretend I was never discouraged or wanted to give up.  I have to tell you truth, you’ll feel this was too. But as you keep taking one step at time, your faith and trust in Jesus will grow, and you will gain confidence.  You will know that God is with you giving you his strength to unleash the chains that bind you.  Nothing is too big for God, Nothing is ever too deep and you have never fallen too hard that He can’t pick you up.  
God will never leave you or forsake you. And with Him, there is no fear!

Deuteronomy: 31:8- The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid of discouraged.

The Lord promises you that God will never leave you. He is always, ALWAYS with you, rather you feel him or not. Even when our world seems to turn upside down, He is with us. This is God’s promise to us, and it is truth. His word can be trusted.

So, I wonder, why do I feel so alone? Where is God? He tells me not to be afraid or discouraged, but that can be so hard. I am at the end of my confidence, and the beginning of despair. I am afraid, so afraid. Not liking where I am, but afraid to move forward. There are so many unknowns: for me it was what is on the other side?
Moses and Aaron led the Israelites miles and miles over many years to get to the Promised Land. They definitely had their ups and downs. But God said He would never forsake them and would give them the strength they needed, even when it was hard traveling. They finally made it to the Promised Land, a place of freedom. It was Victory!!
We too have been promised a place where there are no chains that bind. A place of freedom and hope. The key to opening that door is trust, and giving God control: believing he will guide us in the right direction. OUR leader is faith, and our perseverance is His strength. I had to believe that God was leading me, that he had not forsaken me.
I know that you too have hurts, hang ups and habits. Perhaps you are at rock bottom. Getting out of the hole you dug seems totally impossible. I know because I have been there. All I could see was darkness surrounding me. I was at rock bottom. I needed to trust in God and His promises. I needed to give God the control. Then I saw the ladder, a ladder with just a few lower rungs on it. That’s when I opened my eyes and saw a beam of light. It was then that I knew God had never left me. God WAS with me, and always had been. I trusted that God would lead me out of the darkness one ladder ring at a time. Every ring of that ladder I climbed was a victory!! As I made progress, God added length to the ladder, He didn’t want me to stop climbing!
I can’t say it was easy I can’t pretend I was never discouraged or wanted to give up. I have to tell you truth, you’ll feel this was too. But as you keep taking one step at time, your faith and trust in Jesus will grow, and you will gain confidence. You will know that God is with you giving you his strength to unleash the chains that bind you. Nothing is too big for God, Nothing is ever too deep and you have never fallen too hard that He can’t pick you up.
God will never leave you or forsake you. And with Him, there is no fear!
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12 hours ago
The Well Pella

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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.