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Mel Trotter Ministries Thrift Stores exist to expand public awareness of MTM and financially support the programs at Mel Trotter Ministries.

Our mission is to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness.

(616) 797-8200

Shop Our Thrift Store

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.

Mel Trotter Ministries Thrift Stores exist to expand public awareness of MTM and financially support the programs at Mel Trotter Ministries.

Our Vision
Through the power of Christ, bring an end to homelessness in greater Grand Rapids.

Locations

Drop off thrift store donations at any of our thrift stores or donation bins.

    • 6 thrift stores in Grand Rapids, MI
    • 30+ donation drop-off bins

    Donation Pickup

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

      Now offering curbside pickup for large items!

      Tips For Donating

      • Review the list of items we do not accept
      • Send pictures to [email protected] 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 www.irs.gov.
       

      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.

      Donation Drop-Off Locations

      We have more than 30 drop off locations throughout West Michigan for your convenience.

      Drop off thrift store donations at any of our thrift stores or donation bins.

      Find a location nearest you!

      Blue Marker = Donation Bin
      Yellow Star = Thrift Store

      Thrift Store Locations

      Alpine Thrift Store Opening SOON!

      3343 Alpine Ave NW
      Suite A
      Walker, MI 49544

      Sparta Thrift Store

      538 S. State St.
      Sparta, MI 49345

      (616) 797-8200 x106

      [email protected]

      Hours
      Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

      Drop off hours
      Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      A donation box is available for after hours.

      Jenison Thrift Store

      7500 Cottonwood Dr., Suite D 
      Jenison, MI 49428
      (Across from Meijer)

      (616) 797-8200 x103

      [email protected]

      Hours
      Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

      Drop off hours
      Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      A donation box is available for after hours.

      Belding Thrift Store

      363 E. State Street
      Belding, MI 48809

      (616) 797-8200 x113

      [email protected]

      Hours
      Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

      Drop off hours
      Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      A donation box is available for after hours.

      Grand Rapids Thrift Store

      2820 29th Street SE
      Grand Rapids, MI 49512

      (616) 797-8200 x400

      [email protected]

      Hours
      Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

      Drop off hours

      Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      A donation box is available for after hours.

      Kentwood Thrift Store

      1435 60th Street SE
      Kentwood, MI 49508

      (616) 797-8200

      [email protected]

      Hours
      Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

      Drop off hours
      Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      A donation box is available for after hours.

      Clearance Store

      1314 Division Ave S

      Grand Rapids, MI 49507

      (616) 797-8200 x117

      [email protected]

      Hours
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: Closed
      Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      *New hours starting June 3

      Drop off hours
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: Closed
      Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      Items To Note

      Items We Cannot Accept

      While we appreciate every donation, there are some items we simply are unable to accept. Below is a list of items that we are not able to take as donations:

      • Combustible fuel in any tanks or containers
      • Mattresses
      • Console TVs or stereos
      • Child car-seats
      • Baby cribs with sliding rail
      • Building materials, including paint and carpet remnants
      • Auto parts
      • Built-in appliances, including dishwashers
      • Gas appliances
      • Pianos or organs
      • Slate-top pool tables
      • Safety helmets, including baseball, football and cycling helmets

      Job openings at MTM Thrift

      Employment opportunities at Mel Trotter Thrift Stores are always available for mission-minded individuals. Positions on our retail and processing teams are open across all Store locations.

      Positions include:

      • Head Cashier and Sales Associate
      • Inventory Processors
      • Truck Drivers and Movers

      Contact us for Management and Assistant Management position availability.

      Transforming Lives

      Rick signed the paperwork, was given a tour, and got handed the keys to his new place. “He is officially out of homelessness.’’

      Rick

      Rick* landed at MTM because he couldn’t find work in Kalamazoo despite visiting many temp agencies and being in and out of the hospital for cancer treatments. Mel Trotter staff walked with him each step of the way by scheduling and rescheduling his doctor appointments and helping him obtain all the necessary documents and income he’d need to get into permanent housing.

      *name and photos changed to protect the privacy of our guests.

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