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

We hope you will continue to donate your other previously loved goods to Dorcas Ministries. As a general guide, we are unable to accept the following items for reasons that include, but are not limited to:  Safety & Liability Concerns, Space Limitations, or Does Not Meet Our Resale Focus.

Dorcas reserves the right to accept or decline any item at the discretion of staff on duty at the time of donation delivery.  Condition of the item(s) being donated, saleability, and current inventory levels are some of the factors considered at the time of donation.

Dorcas reserves the right to modify this list at any time.  This list was updated February 1, 2020.

Household Items:

  • Carpet (cut or rolls)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceiling/Wall Mounted Light Fixtures
  • Mattress Pads
  • Rugs (area rugs 6’ x 9’ and up)
  • Window Treatment
  • Wire Hangers

Furniture:

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

Electronics:

  • Cassette Tapes
  • Console TV’s
  • Fax Machines
  • Non-Working Electronics/Small Appliances
  • Old Computers/CRT (Wide) Monitors
  • Other Computer Peripherals
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • TV’s (Tube Type and Plasma Flat Screen)
  • VCR’S
  • VHS Tapes

Baby/Child:

  • 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

Miscellaneous:

  • Christmas Trees (Artificial 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

If you have a question about an item you’d like to donate, email Dorcas staff. While we aim to be as responsive as possible, it is often difficult for us to respond to the high volume of inquiries about donations through phone or email in a timely manner.  We appreciate your patience as our staff attempt to respond to everyone.

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 furniturepickup@dorcascary.org, 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.