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Auto Donation

Mel Trotter Autos Sales

Please consider donating your vehicle to Mel Trotter Ministries.
We can even pick your car up for you! 
Click here for to schedule a car pick-up.

All monies received from the reselling of your vehicle will go back into our Programs and Services.

Learn more about our Programs and Services. 


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
       Pick Up Request Form

Simply Donate from the comfort of your home!

Our Thrift Stores

555 28th Street location closed

In July 2016, Mel Trotter Ministries closed its 555 28th Street location. The purpose of our thrift stores is to support the ministry of programs & services at our downtown Mission. Unfortunately, the 28th Street location was not driving enough retail traffic to sustain itself. On the bright side... the facility has been sold to a local church and we are comforted to know that Lord's ministry will continue there. We are also blessed that Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids has offered the opportunity for our current 555 staff members to interview for positions at their stores.

Please continue to shop at the Jenison and Sparta retail stores. Donation pick-ups will also continue. We are so grateful for the service of the 555 staff, our faithful shoppers, our volunteers and donors who have supported this ministry to end homelessness.

About our thrift stores 

Mel Trotter Thrift Stores are an extension 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 to the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area. Donation boxes are available at each store for after hours donations.


Mel Trotter Sparta Thrift Store


538 S. State St.
Sparta, MI 49345
Phone: (616) 887-4021

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) 667-9820

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