Quality donations are the foundation of our fundraising and help us stand out as one of the premiere thrift stores in the Kansas City metro area. Donating to Red Racks/Disabled American Veterans (DAV) declutters your surroundings, helps the environment, and supports a great cause. But how do you know what to donate?


Fashion trends are cyclical. Items in your closet that may seem outdated might be coming back in style. Donate clean clothing, accessories and shoes to be restyled forward.


Give your rarely-used kitchen appliances (toaster oven, juicer, etc) a new life. Donate them and reclaim your counter space.


One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Home décor, books, vintage tableware…you never know what someone else is searching for!


  • Make sure whatever you are donating works!  If it doesn’t, it will cost the charity to dispose of the item(s) instead of helping!

  • Wash your items before you donate them. By removing stains, your donated item(s) will be more desirable and will sell quickly to help support our charity.

  • All items donated are tax-deductible!

  • Be sure to see a cashier or donation attendant for your donation receipt or get one here!

  • To donate and do a world of good, please visit a donation location nearest you!

  • Learn how your donations help our Veterans and those around the world.

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We understand with gently used clothing there may be some buttons missing, or a broken zipper, or even a small hole. We will accept these items as well. Although we cannot sell these items in our stores, the items will be sold to outside vendors who will then take the items and ship them to less fortunate countries, where your gently used items will help with employment and clothing opportunities.


  • Household items & small appliances (clean and in 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
  • Window Blinds/Curtain Rods
  • Ceiling Fans or Light Fixtures
  • Linens, Blankets, Towels, Decor Pillows
  • Musical Instruments
  • Crutches, Canes, Walkers, Shower Chairs, Bed Side Commodes (clean and working order)
  • Sports and Camping Equipment
  • Large Toys
  • Ellipticals, Treadmills, Exercise Bikes (10 years or newer)
  • BBQ Grills (no propane tanks or damage)


  • Items with mold and/or mildew
  • Furniture with stains, tears, odors, and/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
  • Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Dishwashers 
  • Safety Recalled Items
  • Tube TV’s
  • Organs or Pianos
  • Hospital Beds
  • Medical Supplies that are not listed above
  • Non-Working Electric Wheel Chairs
  • Auto Parts, Tires, or Batteries
  • Building Materials
  • Encyclopedias or Magazines
  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Food

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept every item.  As a good steward of the DAV 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.

To learn more about how your donations help our veterans around the world, please click here

To donate, simply bring the items to a Red Racks Thrift Store nearest you!

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

  • Vehicle Donations
  • Electronics
  • Pianos or Organs
    • Keys 4 Kids — (816) 221-1422
    • Pianos for Education — (404) 826-6172
  • Medical Equipment
    • Coalition for Independence — (816) 322-7432
  • Electric Wheelchairs that do not work and other medical equipment
    • Meri Laughery — (816) 694-5739
  • Large Appliances and Remodeling Items
    • KC Habitat for Humanity — (816) 924-1096
    • Springfield Habitat for Humanity — (417) 829-4001
  • Food or Personal Care Items
    • Community Service League in your town
    • City Union Mission — (816) 474-9380
  • Mattress Recycling KC
  • Mattress Recycling Springfield
  • Bed Donation

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