Disabled American Veterans



We appreciate that you thought of the    (Disabled American Veterans) for your donations!  The  relies on the generosity of people like you to help support our thrift stores.  Your gently used items can help provide transportation to hospital visits, connect veterans with meaningful employment, and help provide resources to our Veterans.

We accept:

  • Household items & small appliances ( clean & working order)
  • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
  • Furniture (good condition)
  • Home Decor
  • Tools & Electronics (flatscreen TV’s, 2 years or newer, working condition only)
  • Vacuums & Carpet Cleaners (clean and in working order)
  • Collectibles & Antiques
  • Books
  • Linens, Blankets, Towels, Decor Pillows
  • Musical Instruments
  • Crutches, Canes, Walkers, Shower Chairs, Bed Side Commodes
  • Sports and Camping Equipment
  • Large Toys
  • Ellipticals, Treadmills, Exercise Bikes (10 years or newer)
  • BBQ Grills (no propane or damage)
  • Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Dishwashers (like new and in working order)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept every item.  As a good steward of the  and our Veterans, on occasion we must decline donations because of State Health or Safety regulations, unsatisfactory condition, or merchandising reasons.  Disposing of these items results in an expense to our charity.

We cannot accept:

  • Items with mold or mildew
  • Furniture with stains, tears, odors or damage
  • Mattresses, Box Springs or Bed Pillows
  • Baby Cribs
  • Car Seats
  • In-home Gyms
  • Some Electrical Items/Large Appliances
  • Items containing gasoline or chemicals
  • Safety Recalled Items
  • Tube TV’s
  • Organs or Pianos
  • Hospital Beds
  • Medical Supplies (other than noted above)
  • Non-Working Electric Wheel Chairs
  • Auto Parts, Tires or Batteries
  • Window Blinds/Curtain Rods
  • Ceiling Fans or Light Fixtures
  • Building Materials
  • Encyclopedias or Magazines
  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Food

There are two ways to donate your items.  Simply bring the items to a Red Racks Thrift Store nearest you, or call one of our donation lines for bulky item pickups!

• Kansas City Area | 816-960-4621

• St. Joe Area | 816-279-4900

• Joplin Area | 417-624-4644

• Springfield Area | 417-889-6200

• St. Louis Area | 636-686-7300


For items that we do not take, there are other locations that may be able to accept these items.

  • Vehicle Donations- www.dav.org/vehicle-donation or 877.999.8322
  • Electronics- Midwest Recycling Center- www.mrcrecycling.net
  • Pianos or Organs- Keys 4 Kids 816.221.1422 or Pianos for Education-404-826-6172
  • Medical Equipment- Coalition for Independence 816.322.7432 or Health Equip. Lending Program- 314.567.4700
  • Large Appliances and Remodling Items- Habitat for Humanity KC- 816.924.1096 or Habitat for Humanity STL- 314.371.0400
  • Food or Personal Care Items- Community Service League in your town or City Union Mission- 816.474.9380
  • Mattress Recycling- $8 per drop off www.Avenueoflife.org
  • Bed Donation – SleepyHead Beds www.sleepyheadbeds.org/about-us

Not sure what or how to donate?  Check out our tips to help!