Permanent DO NOT TAKE List

The Thrift Shop of Fort Sam Houston DOES NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING          for consignment or donation including DIRTY, DAMAGED OR INOPERABLE ITEMS.

Appliances, no large: washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, window unit air conditioners, carpet cleaners. Ads/pictures can be placed on the bulletin board for .50 cents per week and interested persons can contact you directly. (Smaller appliances such as dorm size refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, toasters… are ok if they can be plugged in and tested as operational.)

Auto Parts: no used parts, auto accessories and tools are ok.

Baby Items: cribs, high chairs, car seats, jump chairs, saucer seats, swings, booster seats

Books: Books and Magazines

Beauty/Health Care Products: make-up, shampoo/conditioner, hair dyes, wigs, used hair care products like barrettes, headbands, curlers/curling irons, brushes or combs

Building Materials or Parts: wood, nails, doors, windows, paint, varnish, pieces of cut glass,

Clothing: used bathing suits, blue jeans, event/commemorative t-shirts, used undergarments including sports bras, used socks, men’s suits, two piece sets (tops/pants; jacket/skirt for example).                                                                               

Computers: computers, printers, typewriters, keyboards, monitors, fax and copy machines, ink cartridges, scanners, disc/holders; (unopened computer and photo paper, unopened blank DVD’s and CD’s are ok.)

Electronics: tube TV’s, speakers, used cell/home and cordless phones, VCR players, cassette players; (Small flat screen TV’s 32” or less, small stereos, radios, clock radios, boom boxes and small electronics which can be easily tested before tagged or purchased are ok.)

Food: no perishable food items to include vitamins, etc.                                    

General: Gift bags, reusable totes, plastic binders, used markers, pens                     

Housewares: pressure cookers, generic floral vases, used candles, ice cube trays

Household Goods: blinds, shades, ceiling fans

Linens: Sheets, towels. Suggest donating to local ASCPA.

Liquids: NONE

Mattresses: mattresses (regular or inflatable), box springs, mattress pads, foam pads, sleeping pillows;

Media: VHS tapes, cassettes, CD’s, records, 8 tracks, personally recorded DVD’s and CD’s; (DVD’s and CD’s that are unopened with the original seal not broken can be accepted)                                                                                                       

Outdoor/Garden: gas powered equipment, no propane tanks, used water hoses, anything inflatable

Pet: scratching posts; bedding only if clean and in good condition;

Sports: trophies/award plaques

Toiletries: used toiletries/hygiene products, perfume; used nail clippers and used nail files

Toys: stuffed animals and dolls accepted at Thrift Shop discretion; balloons

Weapons: ammunition or guns (No air assault or any toy gun that looks real)

*Exceptions at the discretion of Thrift Shop Management

Thank you for thinking of us and for your support of our military community!

(Revised September 2021)