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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23 hours ago

The Well Pella
It’s a great day to have a great day!  There are some really nice furniture pieces in the showroom!  A really nice motorized scooter is in the showroom as well.  Come check out what’s all in the store on this beautiful day!

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

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope

It’s a great day to have a great day! There are some really nice furniture pieces in the showroom! A really nice motorized scooter is in the showroom as well. Come check out what’s all in the store on this beautiful day!

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

Good Stuff | Great Help | Gives Hope
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2 days ago

The Well Pella
Thank you so much to the Pella Community Foundation for awarding The Well the Impact Grant for our Well Works expansion project. 

Well Works provides work opportunities to empower individuals struggling with instability in their lives. Team members in the program focus on learning work skills, love skills and removing barriers to ultimately build long-term stability in their lives and the lives of their family! Team members find dignity while earning a paycheck with a goal to find gainful employment in the community once they graduate. 

PCF also awarded The Well a grant to support addiction recovery resources. The Well hosts Celebrate Recovery and partners with Discover Hope 517 ministries to ultimately create community and opportunities to be freed from addictions that have kept them bound.

Thank you so much to the Pella Community Foundation for awarding The Well the Impact Grant for our Well Works expansion project.

Well Works provides work opportunities to empower individuals struggling with instability in their lives. Team members in the program focus on learning work skills, love skills and removing barriers to ultimately build long-term stability in their lives and the lives of their family! Team members find dignity while earning a paycheck with a goal to find gainful employment in the community once they graduate.

PCF also awarded The Well a grant to support addiction recovery resources. The Well hosts Celebrate Recovery and partners with Discover Hope 517 ministries to ultimately create community and opportunities to be freed from addictions that have kept them bound.
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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.