Donation Information

Items that have not sold, at the end of the consignment period, are given to The Shepherds Fund, The Stork Project or EcoSmith Recyclers.  Occasonally, there are other, local, not-for-profit organizations that will take some of the donations and put them to good use in the community.  
If you would like a tax-donation receipt for the items that we do not accept, at your consignment appointment, please take those items back, after your consignment appointment.  The Goodwill Industries Store, in the next shopping plaza, is able to give receipts for charitable donations. We are not able to give receipts for tax purposes, for the items that we donate for you, as we are not a charitable organization.  We are able to give you the tax ID# for The Stork Project who will take any gently-worn baby clothes and linens that we are not able to accept for consignment. Here is the information about the organizations to whom we give your unsold items:

The Shepherd's Fund is a group of volunteers led by long-time champion of those in need, Cally Lingly.  They work quietly behind the scenes, getting clothing and goods to families who are having trouble making ends meet.  They want no publicity or accolades.  They are angels in our community.  If your items were accepted for consignment, but did not sell, they were donated to the Shepherds Fund at the end of the consignment period.  
The Shepherd's Fund has existed for over 20 years, but its non-profit status with the IRS has lapsed. The organization has no income or funds to cover the cost of re-applying for their charitable organization status. Therefore, we are not able to provide you with a receipt ot tax ID# for the purpose of getting a deduction on your tax return.

The Stork Project was started in 2007, by Kathy Lewis.  She now has several volunteers working with her to create Welcome Bundles for low income moms in the area. We donate your clean, good-condition baby items that we cannot accept to Kathy's project.  Usually the items that go to Kathy are newborn baby items that you tell us to donate, after we did not accept them for consignment.  
The Stork Project's tax ID is  #81-3465065.

EcoSmith Recyclers, Inc. is a for-profit business that takes the surplus clothing that the above 2 organizations are not able to take.  You are welcome to place clothing and shoes for all ages and sizes in the Ecosmith bins behind our shop.  Please be sure that the items are clean and dry and packed into plastic bags that tie. Please put only clothing, textiles and shoes into the bins.  
While you cannot claim these as a charitable donation for tax purposes, know that the clothing is getting recycled and creating good karma.  The items are shipped to underdeveloped countries, and may be given away, or may be sold at a very low price to entrepreneurs who are able to have a small income by selling affordable, secondhand clothing in their community.  Additionally, Ecosmith Recyclers donates a percetage of their quarterly profits from our clothing receptacles to The Rotary Club of Nashua!