Helping Hands Thrift Stores are community thrift stores which provide resources for local churches, organizations, and missions.  The stores are also a key funding mechanism for Helping Hands Ministries International and the work we do in Peru.

We need your donations! Please visit one of our stores and check out our great values!

Here is what we accept.

Bothell

Helping Hands Thrift Store
Big Blue Barn across from Chevron and just north of Les Schwab Tires Center
19213 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98012
425-481-6682
Store hours:
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm
Donations Open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

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Brittani Heitman, Store Manager

Clearview

Helping Hands Home & Décor
In the Clearview Plaza shopping center, next to O’Reilly.
17428 State Route 9, Clearview WA 98296
360-863-3027
Store hours:
Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Donations Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Lake Stevens

Helping Hands Thrift Store
In the strip mall at the intersection of Highway 9 and 32 Street SE.
9623 32nd St SE
Building C, Suite 105, Lake Stevens WA 98258
425-374-8621
Store Hours:
Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Donations Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Bothell

Clearview

Lake Stevens

The Three R’s
Reuse, Re-purpose and Recycle all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. The three R’s conserve natural resources, landfill space, and energy. Our stores convert your gently used donations into income for our projects and programs. We also offer a wide range of recycling options that help ensure that most items are not sent to landfills.

 

Local Impact

Homeless outreach. We donate physical goods and supplies to various groups focused on the homeless in our community.

Churches and Schools. We work with local churches and schools in identifying families and children in need of clothing and household items.

Relief Organizations. We connect with other groups who have “boots on the ground” by providing relief supplies as well as logistical and volunteer support. Examples of our service include assistance in Washington State for the 2014 Oso landslide, in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina, and in Haiti with relief efforts after a major earthquake.

The Gift Card Program. The Gift Card program provides a way for churches or organizations to assist people in need by giving them a gift card they can use for purchases at our Helping Hands thrift stores.

Global Reach:
We partner with Peruvian churches to build physical buildings we call “Oasis Centers”.  These are safe places for women and children to gather and learn valuable skills (e.g., sewing, making bracelets, crafts, etc.) They are encouraged to sell these products to help support their families, provide schooling for their children, and generate clean water for local towns.

We are looking for high-quality donations from your home that can benefit families today!

All of our thrift stores have limited space to store and sell goods. There are restrictions on what we can accept. We are unable to accept items due to condition, resale value, safety regulations, and how easy it is to handle the item. If we do receive the aforementioned items we have to arrange for disposal that becomes an unnecessary cost to the ministry.

Pickup and Delivery

Have a large item, or need help transporting items to our store?  Call us at 425-481-6682 to arrange a pickup appointment.  We can load the items at your house and drop them off at one of our stores.

Volunteering

Becoming a Helping Hands Ministry volunteer is an investment in time, energy, and heart. That investment will ripple through our community and touch the lives of countless families all over the world.  Check our volunteering page for more information or fill out our Volunteer Application form.

What We Accept

Our hope is that everything you donate is suitable for resale and in decent condition (nothing broken, damaged, dirty, or incomplete). Clothing should be new or gently used and should not need cleaning or repairs before sale. Furniture, housewares, tools, and appliances should be clean and in working condition. Below are items we accept.

  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Tools/Hardware
  • Bedding/Linens
  • Yard tools and equipment
  • Furniture
  • Newer working electronics
  • Books
  • Small appliances
  • Housewares
  • Sporting goods
  • Toys/Bikes/Games
  • Antiques and collectibles

What We Recycle

  • Metal
  • Damaged books
  • Unusable clothing
  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Printer cartridges
  • Worn shoes
  • Cardboard

What We Don't Accept

  • Damaged/Broken/Dirty/Wet items
  • TVs or computer monitors
  • Air conditioners
  • Mattresses/Box springs
  • Cribs
  • Pianos/Organs
  • Strollers
  • Building materials
  • Carpet
  • Sleeper sofas
  • Auto parts (unless they’re new)
  • Pool tables
  • Poison or Hazardous materials
  • Copy machines
  • Hospital beds
  • Paint/Chemicals
  • Encyclopedias/Magazines
  • Windows
  • Sleeping pillows
  • Large appliances
  • Sleeping bags
  • Water heaters
  • Car batteries
  • Car seats
  • Sinks
  • Doors/Frames
  • Tires/Wheels
  • Toilets
  • Swing sets
  • Bathroom/Shower chairs
  • Propane tanks
  • Shower doors
  • Entertainment centers
  • Ping-pong tables