The Dorcas Shop offers a wide variety of merchandise including clothing for the whole family, shoes, coats, small appliances, vintage items, books, in-store floral arrangements, jewelry, audio books, toys/games, lamps, dishes, and more, all at affordable prices.  The Dorcas Thrift Shop is staffed by a team of over 600 hard-working volunteers.

Hours & Location

Dorcas Shop
187 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511
Maps & Directions

Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM*
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM*
Sunday: Closed

*No admittance 15 minutes prior to closing.

Donation Drop Off closes 30 minutes before the store.

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard credit and debit cards. NO checks.

Donation Drop Off 

Bring your contribution to the drop-off area at the back of the Dorcas Shop building.

Donations will be accepted:

Monday-Friday: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt during business hours.

We ask that you do not leave your donations outside after hours for security purposes. Also, you will not be eligible for a tax receipt.

Items We Don’t Accept

At this time, we are unable to take the items that are listed below for various reasons. We hope you will continue to donate your other previously loved goods to Dorcas Ministries. This list was updated on April 25, 2019.

Household Items:

  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceiling/Wall Mounted Light Fixtures
  • Mattress Pads
  • Rugs measured 6×9 and up
  • Window Treatment
  • Wire Hangers


  • Box Springs/Mattresses
  • Computer Desks
  • Damaged/Stained Furniture
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Footboards
  • Futons
  • Headboards
  • Large Appliances (Washers, Dryers, Freezers, Stoves, etc.)
  • Large Desks/Oversized furniture
  • Non-Assembled Furniture, Shelving, etc.
  • Pieces of Furniture (such as a hutch without the desk)
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • TV Cabinets
  • Water Beds


  • Cassette Tapes
  • Console TV’s
  • Fax Machines
  • Non-Working Electronics/Small Appliances
  • Old Computers/CRT (Wide) Monitors
  • Other Computer Peripherals
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • TV’s Manufactured Before 2009
  • VCRS
  • VHS Tapes


  • Baby Cribs
  • Car Seats/Booster Seats
  • Changing Tables
  • Children’s Battery Powered Riding Toys
  • Children’s Mesh Play Pens
  • Children’s Strollers
  • Children’s Swings
  • Highchairs


  • Christmas Trees (only accepted October 1st – December 15th, in the original box)
  • Encyclopedias/Text Books
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Gas Powered Equipment
  • Grills
  • Hazardous Materials (Paint, Oil, Chemicals)
  • Kerosene/Gas Heaters
  • Magazines
  • Non-mobility Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Phone Books
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Tires

We have the discretion to not take any donation we deem unmarketable or unusable. If you have a question about an item you’d like to donate, email Dorcas staff.

Furniture Pick-Up

Dorcas Ministries does home pick-ups of furniture on Thursdays from 10:30 AM – 2 PM.

We can only pick-up items that are located on the first floor or apartments with elevator access. Please check our “Items We Don’t Accept” list. We do not accept these items and cannot pick them up.

To request a pick-up, please fill out the Furniture Pick-Up Request form. One of our staff members will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please give us 3 business days for processing.  You can also call 919.469.9861, ext. 108 with questions.

Once you have completed the form, please send pictures to, if you are able. Please include your name when you send the pictures.

Dorcas Ministries reserves the right to deny items that are stained, torn or damaged beyond sellable conditions.