There are several ways to donate to Dorcas Ministries and to help us make a difference. We are grateful for each gift you give us, from your time and treasures to your financial gifts.
Donate to Dorcas Shop
We accept the following gently used items for sale in the store or to support our services in the community:
- Household items
- Various other items
For more information, visit Dorcas Shop.
Furniture Pick Up
Dorcas Ministries does home pick-ups of furniture on Thursdays from 10:30 AM – 2 PM.
We can only pick-up items that are located on the first floor or apartments with elevator access. Please check our “Items We Don’t Accept” list above. We do not accept these items and cannot pick them up.
To request a pick up, please fill out the Furniture Pick-Up Request form. One of our staff members will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please give us 3 business days for processing.
Once you have completed the form, please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are able. Please include your name when you send the pictures.
Dorcas Ministries reserves the right to deny items that are stained, torn or damaged beyond sellable conditions.
Donate to Dorcas Food Pantry
If you would like to help, we would welcome a gift of any of these items.
- Dried Beans
- Canned Fruit
- Sugar and Flour
- Bar Soap
- Tooth Brushes
- Cleaning Supplies
For more information, visit Food Pantry.
Dorcas Ministries relies on the generosity of donors to help support our programs: Capital Campaign and Outreach Services specifically.
Learn how you can help make a difference as a neighbor helping neighbors by donating financial gifts.
If you would like to make a gift immediately, you can send a check to Dorcas Ministries, 187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511, or donate online via PayPal through the link on the right.
Drop Off Times & Location
Bring your contribution to the drop-off area at the back of the Dorcas Thrift Shop building.
187 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511
Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 11 – 2 PM
Please be aware that we do not accept donations during periods of heavy rain.
All donations are eligible for a tax receipt during business hours.
We ask that you do not leave your donations outside after hours for security purposes. Also, you will not be eligible for a tax receipt.
Items We Don’t Accept
At this time, we are unable to take the items that are listed below for various reasons. We hope you will continue to donate your other previously loved goods to Dorcas Ministries.”
- Box Springs/Mattresses
- Old Computers/CRT (Wide) Monitors
- Cassette Tapes
- Car Seats/Booster Seats
- Children’s Strollers
- Children’s Swings
- Children’s Battery Powered Riding Toys
- Children’s Mesh Play Pens
- Baby Cribs
- Ceiling Fans
- Ceiling/Wall Mounted Light Fixtures
- Egg Crate Mattress Pads
- Gas Powered Equipment
- Gas Grills
- Encyclopedias/Text Books
- Exercise Equipment
- Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, and other Computer Peripherals
- Kerosene/Gas Heaters
- Large Desks/Oversized furniture
- Large Appliances (Washers, Dryers, Freezers, Stoves, etc.)
- Non-Assembled Furniture, Shelving, etc.
- Non-Working Electronics/Small Appliances
- Phone Books
- Plumbing Fixtures
- Sleeper Sofas
- TV’s Manufactured Before 2006
- Console TV’s
- Water Beds
- Hazardous Materials (Paint, Oil, Chemicals)
We have the discretion to not take any donation we deem unmarketable or unusable. If you have a question about an item you’d like to donate, email Dorcas staff.