Donation Information

Mel Trotter Ministries Thrift Stores can use your gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, furniture, small appliances and household items.

A donation receipt is available for all donations, if desired.

Donation Drop Boxes

We have more than 15 drop off locations throughout West Michigan for your convenience. Find one nearest you!

Donation Pick-Up

Are you donating large furniture, goods, or simply too much to drop off yourself? Let us pick it up from your home or office. 

Schedule Donation Pick-Up

Tips for Donating

  • Review the list of items we do not accept:
    • Used mattresses and box springs
    • Tube TVs
    • Baby car seats & baby beds
    • Waterbeds & hospital beds
    • Sleeper sofas (you can drop them off at stores but we won’t pick them up)
    • Exercise equipment, large metal desks
    • Pianos and organs
    • Large appliances: stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, etc.
    • No chemicals: paint, pesticides, cleaners, etc.
  • Send pictures to  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.
  • Review the value of your items at

Our Stores

Sparta Thrift Store

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

Map to Sparta Store


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 .pm.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drop off hours

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A donation box is available for after hours.

Jenison Thrift Store

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

Map to Jenison Store


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Drop off hours

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A donation box is available for after hours.