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, audiobooks, toys/games, lamps, dishes, and more, all at affordable prices.  The Dorcas Thrift Shop is staffed by a team of over 400 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

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: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 11 AM  – 2 PM

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.

  • Box Springs/Mattresses
  • Old Computers/CRT (Wide) Monitors
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Carpet/Rugs
  • Car Seats/Booster Seats
  • Children’s Strollers
  • Children’s Swings
  • Children’s Battery Powered Riding Toys
  • Children’s Mesh Play Pens
  • Baby Cribs
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceiling/Wall Mounted Light Fixtures
  • Egg Crate Mattress Pads
  • Gas Powered Equipment
  • Gas Grills
  • Encyclopedias/Text Books
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, and other Computer Peripherals
  • Hangers
  • Kerosene/Gas Heaters
  • Large Desks/Oversized furniture
  • Large Appliances (Washers, Dryers, Freezers, Stoves, etc.)
  • Magazines
  • Non-Assembled Furniture, Shelving, etc.
  • Non-Working Electronics/Small Appliances
  • Phone Books
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • Tires
  • TV’s Manufactured Before 2006
  • Console TV’s
  • Water Beds
  • Hazardous Materials (Paint, Oil, Chemicals)

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 cal: 919.469.9861, ext. 108 to schedule a pick up.

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.