More than a pair of pants


More than a pair of pants

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Our thrift store is a hub of activity, a place of community where volunteers and staff serve our Guests thoughtfully, carefully, respectfully and safely. This store strengthens the neighborhood by selling affordable items, offering jobs and volunteer opportunities to local residents and funding life-changing programs within Lazarus House Ministries. In some cases, (ie: victims of fire or flood or disaster) we provide no-charge vouchers based on the individual’s ability to pay.

Items in our store are pleasantly merchandised and priced extremely low to allow our Guests struggling with poverty or homelessness to have the luxury of choice, in a pleasing environment, while obtaining necessary clothing or household items.

Donate Clothing & Household Goods

South Union Street Thrift Store

229 South Union Street
Lawrence, MA

(978) 557-5449
Open Mon – Sat: 10am – 2:30pm
(Closed some holidays. Please call to confirm holiday hours)

If you’re unsure of the condition of your donation and wondering if it’s “gently used,” ask yourself: “Would I give this to my best friend?” Any donations that are considered unusable must be disposed of at the Ministry’s expense so please do not donate anything stained or torn.

We appreciate and accept the following in-kind new or gently used items for drop-off donations

  • Bedding (Sheets, Blankets, Comforters, Pillowcases)
  • Belts
  • Bikes
  • Bureaus
  • Clothing
  • Coffee Makers
  • Curtain/Curtain Rods
  • Decorative Lamps
  • End Tables
  • Flatscreen Televisions
  • Furniture (Apartment-Sized)
  • Handbags
  • Household Items
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen Table (4-Chair)
  • Microwave (Apartment-Sized)
  • Pillows (New Only)
  • Toys, Games & Puzzles (New Only)
  • Pots and Pans
  • Seasonal Decorations
  • Shoes, Boots, Sneakers, Sandals, Flip Flops
  • Small Rugs (No More Than 5 Years Old)
  • Sofas (Apartment-Sized)
  • Suitcases (Rolling)
  • Toasters
  • Towels
  • Utensils

We do not accept the following items:

  • Appliances (Ovens, Stoves, Dishwasher, Refrigerators)
  • Baby Items (Strollers, Swings, Bassinet, Car Seats, Highchairs, Pack and Play, Baby Bath Tubs, Crib, Bouncer, Jumpers, Playpens)
  • Bed frames, Headboards, Footboards
  • Blinds/Shades Books and Magazines
  • Bookcases
  • Cassettes, Tapes, Records
  • Desks
  • Electronics (Printers, Stereo, Computers, Consoles)
  • Entertainment Centers
  • File Cabinets
  • Futons
  • Furniture (Large or Heavy)
  • Hangers
  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Medical Equipment
  • Recalled Items
  • Shelving Units
  • Sofas (Sectionals, Sleeper)
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Toxic Material (Batteries, Old Tires, etc.)
  • Vacuums
  • Walkers

If you prefer to have your donation picked up

We have recently partnered with ReSupply, a veteran-run organization. ReSupply will pick any donation for a fee and deliver it to our store (there are no restrictions on what you can donate when using ReSupply). This new partnership will help us redirect the thousands of dollars that have traditionally been spent on staff, trucks, maintenance, gas, sorting donations and disposal to programs that impact the lives of our Guests.

For questions or to learn more, please contact: Nayely Jimenez at