When visiting the Menagerie you’ll find one of a kind, quirky treasures. You will find everything from the usual to the unusual, including items from your childhood. We have a large variety of new & used items, with new merchandise coming in daily! The All proceeds from the Menagerie support the operation and mission of the Animal Welfare League.
Let us find the treasure in your unwanted items!
Good, clean, usable items that are in good condition are cheerfully & gratefully accepted. We accept clothing, children’s toys, furniture, household appliances, tools, musical instruments, antiques, collectibles, books, and decorative items, anything you use in your home. Here is a more detailed list of items we accept.
Furniture (must be in good condition and clean) – all upholstered furniture and rugs must be free of obvious stains, holes, tears, threadbare areas, and/or odors. All other furniture must be in good working order with no missing or broken parts, or significant damage, or pet hair
Home furnishings and household items – Home decor is always in demand
Jewelry, eyeglasses, sunglasses
Bedding, linens, blankets, window treatments in good condition (no stains)
Bicycles, tricycles, scooters
Books, records, CDs, DVDs, current issues of magazines
Electronics and stereo equipment in good working order
Games, puzzles and cards
Unused greeting and note cards, stationery, postcards
Kitchenware – dish sets, pots, pans, glassware, utensils, silverware. etc.
Lamps – must be in good working order
Lawn furniture – must be in good condition
Microwave ovens (not older than five years)
Phones – land line, cordless and cell
VCR and DVD players in good working order
Appliances: small in good working order (toasters, coffee makers, blenders, mixers, irons, hair dryers, etc)
Sporting goods (except used bike, motorcycle & football helmets)
Clothing, shoes, and accessories
Toys and stuffed animals that are in like new condition – no missing pieces
Seasonal Holiday items – Christmas trees accepted only from October – early December
We unfortunately cannot accept the following items:
Used bicycle, motorcycle & football helmets, knee pads
Medical supplies, vitamins, RX, syringes, needles
Cribs, high chairs, bath seats, baby walkers, booster and car seats, any recalled item
Food (consider calling mission, local church, synagogue, & food banks)
Built-in dishwashers, washers, dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, air conditioners (LARGE)
Combustible items: kerosene, gasoline, propane, oil-based paints, lamp or motor oil, any hazardous materials/liquids
Console stereos (unless in perfect, like-new condition)
Any water damaged item, items with mold or mildew or smelling like mold or mildew
Computer keyboards, monitors, CPUs, Software – these will be given back to you
Any thermostat with mercury
Furniture in need of repair or with pet, water, smoke, mold or mildew damage
Guns, firearms, weapons, bullets, BB guns
Sinks and toilets
Compressed gas tanks
Donations of more than four large lawn bags OR boxes please call ahead to schedule a drop off time especially during peak garage sale season (May – September). Please understand that if you bring an unscheduled truckload or car full, we may be unable to accept it that day due to workroom space and fire code regulations. Due to zoning and fire regulations, NO DONATIONS ARE TO BE LEFT ON THE PREMISES WHEN THE STORE IS NOT IN OPERATION. These items are left with the intent to help our shelter animals but many times we do not even see them due to people helping themselves to the items left outside when the store is not open, after hours and on Sunday and Monday. Also, the weather can ruin the items and then we must dispose of them. Please make sure that you ring the bell and secure with donation with a staff member or volunteer during donation hours- and we will give you a tax receipt if needed! Thank you for your cooperation!
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization – they are very much appreciated for their dedication and service to the AWL/Menagerie. At the present time we are in great need of volunteers for the following areas:
· Counter help
· Washing dishes
· Testing lights and electrical products
· General cleaning
· Our upcoming boutique – retail experience and a sense of fashion a plus!