Donation Day of Thanks


Collection from 8AM–1PM

Drop off Gently used clothing and household goods

Items need to be clean and in good working condition.

All donations will be given to Oakland HOPE Thrift Store in Pontiac, MI

Volunteers are needed 8 AM to 3 PM to pre-sort donations before loading the truck.

 To volunteer, call Cross of Christ at (248) 646-5886 or sign-up sheet in the church narthex.

 A light lunch is provided for volunteers (please sign up)

Guidelines for Thrift Store Donations    Oakland HOPE

Items Currently Accepted


Gently used clean clothing and working household items. Coats, socks, hats, gloves and mittens are always needed as winter approaches. Donated items must not be worn, torn, stained, missing pieces or smell like smoke. Electronics must be in working order.

Remember that Donated items are sold to raise money for our Food Pantry – if we can’t sell it then it costs us money to dispose of it.

For LARGE items we ask that you send a picture to this number (248) 343-4503 so we can determine its condition and whether we can accept it before it is brought over.


  • NO VHS tapes—NO CD’s–NO Books—NO Board Games
  • NO Puzzles—NO Old TV’s (we accept flatscreen only)—NO Old video games


  • NO Particle Board Furniture—NO Pianos—NO Desks (unless small)
  • NO Office Chairs—NO mattresses/bedspring/pillows


Household Items

  • NO Mugs with business Logos or other unsellable logos
  • NO Porcelain Dolls
  • NO Used Candles
  • NO Picture Frames
  • NO Plastic Ware
  • NO Vases


  • NO Golf Clubs
  • NO Bowling Balls
  • NO Skis
  • NO Exercise Equipment
  • NO trophies/plaques/awards accepted
  • NO Weights

Clothing & Accessories

  • NO Belts
  • NO Ties
  • NO Ball Caps
  • NO Undergarments & Swimsuits (used)

Children Items

  • NO Baby cribs
  • NO Car-seats
  • NO Strollers
  • NO Pack-and-plays
  • NO Porcelain Dolls
  • NO Highchairs
  • NO Potty-training toilets
  • ALL Toys must be in good quality


  • NO dishwashers
  • NO Sink tops
  • NO Lamps (unless high quality)
  • NO Chandeliers
  • NO Old printers
  • NO Fax machines
  • NO Ceiling Fans


  • NO Luggage
  • NO Pet items (scratching posts, bedding, cages)
  • NO Crutches
  • NO Walkers
  • NO Office Supplies (unless brand new and in box)