Thrift Store

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Find What You’re Looking for at Thrift Store!

Thrift Store provides a low-cost shopping option for the community, and also helps meet the needs of our guests and residents at Rockford Rescue Mission.
Thrift Store is an ultra-clean, friendly place to shop. You never know what you’ll find!

Find These Gently Used Items at Thrift Store!

Shoes & Accessories
Household Goods

Thrift Store Hours:

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Closed Sunday

Thrift Store Donations Accepted:

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Details below.

All Thrift Store Proceeds Directly Benefit the Mission

As a result of the nearly 20,000 cars that pass through our donation drive-thru annually, we’re able to fully stock our store as well as send excess clothing to those in need around the world.
second hand stores, used clothing stores
Thrift Store is Located at:
2710 20th Street • Rockford, Illinois
(Just South of Harrison Avenue & 20th St.)
Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays
Donation Hours:
Mon through Sat 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Pickup for large items:
Call us to arrange — 815-316-0607

Volunteer at Thrift Store

Calling All Caring Hearts!

We provide wonderful opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer at Thrift Store any time of the year. Our volunteers sort and process donations, work with merchandising and help customers. It’s a rewarding and fun way to serve!

Frequently Asked Questions

Donations are accepted at the rear of the store. There is a covered drive-thru for your convenience. You can enter the drive-thru from the 20th Street side of the parking lot and a donation attendant will be there to assist you.

We accept donations from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at the store. Please do not leave donations on the curb after hours. They are regularly vandalized before we arrive the next morning.

We accept any items we can resell in the store. Our largest departments are clothing and household goods. We also have furniture, collectibles and antiques, sporting goods and fitness equipment, linens, jewelry and accessories, books and media, seasonal items, and a “man cave.” There are a variety of things we are unable to accept because we cannot resell them.

Items We Cannot Accept

  • Organs & Pianos
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Tube TVs & Computer Monitors
  • Tires
  • Encyclopedias
  • All Doors, Including Shower Doors
  • Cribs and ALL Infant Equipment
  • Ripped, Broken or Severely Stained Furniture
  • Paint of Any Kind
  • Weapons
  • Combustible Liquids


Please call us at 815-316-0607 before bringing a truck or trailer load of donations. We want to ensure we have adequate resources and people to help unload. 

All proceeds from sales at the Thrift Store benefit the ongoing programs of Rockford Rescue Mission. In addition to serving nearly 400 meals daily to anyone in need, the Mission has short-term crisis and long-term Life Recovery Programs for both men and women, as well as educational and vocational training programs. Because of this, your donation is tax-deductible. Beyond the good cause you’re supporting, donating to Thrift Store helps you get things out of your home that you no longer want or need, while helping keep those things out of the landfill. And folks who shop at Thrift Store are often able to get things they would not be able to find or afford otherwise.

Gifts-in-kind given to the Thrift Store are considered charitable donations. We have a form to keep for your tax records. We will usually ask you if you want a receipt, and feel free to ask us for one if you need it.

Yes! Please call us at 815-316-0607 to arrange a pickup.

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