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MTM Drop Boxes

For your convenience: Donation boxes are available at each store for after hours donations.

     Mel Trotter Receipt
     IRS - Valuation Guide
     IRS - Contributions
    Mel Trotter Donation Info
       Vehicle Donation Form

Tips for donating items

  • Review the list of items we do not accept. 
  • Send pictures to info@mtmthrift.com before a pick-up.
  • For large quantities and large items please call dispatch before dropping off to ensure we can accept your donation at 616-797-8200.

Our Thrift Stores

About our thrift stores 

Mel Trotter Ministries Thrift Stores are owned by Mel Trotter Ministries' downtown Mission.

All monies received by the reselling of donated items at the stores are used to support the programs and services of the Mission.

All parts of the ministry exist to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ, through rescue and restoration for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness. Donation boxes are available at each store for after hours donations.

MTM Thrift Store - Jenison, Michigan



Mel Trotter Sparta Thrift Store


538 S. State St.
Sparta, MI 49345
Phone: 616-797-8200

Map to Sparta Store

Sparta Store Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Donation Hours

10 am to 1 hour before close. A donation box is available for after hours.


Mel Trotter Jenison Thrift Store


7500 Cottonwood Dr., Suite D
Jenison, MI 49428
(Across from Meijer)
Phone: 616-797-8200

Map to Jenison Store

Jenison Store Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Donation Hours

10 am to 5 p.m. A donation box is available for after hours.



Mel Trotter Ministries Thrift Stores want to make donating gently used furniture, clothing, and household items as simple as possible for you.  You can drop off your donation at either of our two locations listed above, or you can click here and find the closest donation bin to your location.

If you find your items are too big to donate at one of our stores or at our donations bins, we will gladly schedule a pick up from your home or office.  Simply click on the link below, or call us at 616-797-8200.

Click here to schedule a donation pick up

to schedule a donation pick up


Church Partnership - Corners of Your Field

Corners of Your Field is a partnership opportunity between local churches and Mel Trotter Ministries Thrift Stores. Corners of Your Field encourages attendees of our partner churches to be intentional about selecting their gently used household items as a donation to MTM Thrift Stores. The stores then return a portion of the value of these items in the form of gift cards to your church to help those directly in your care.

Corners of Your Field - Church Partnership

How does Corners of Your Field help my church?

  1. Corners of Your Field provides a practical way to meet the Biblical mandate of caring for the hungry and homeless, and gives you a plan to do so.
  2. Corners of Your Field puts resources, beginning with gift cards to MTM Thrift Stores, in the hands of every partner church. We recognize you know the needs of your community better than we do and want to equip you to make a difference.

How does this partnership work, practically?

The process is quite simple.

  1. Individuals or families donate their gently used items to MTM Thrift Stores.
  2. The MTM Thrift Stores employee serving them will ask the name of your church.
  3. Quarterly, your church will receive gift cards to MTM Thrift Stores that can be given to anyone who comes to your church in need.

And donors are still able to take advantage of the tax-deduction with every gift to MTM Thrift Stores.

I’m ready. How do I get my church involved with Corners of Your Field?

You can sign up right here, right now. Share the information of your church and a point of contact and we’re on our way to developing a growing relationship.  You’ll begin receiving resources by e-mail almost immediately and every donation made on behalf of your church will be credited to you.