If you are interested in shopping for items most needed at shelter, please visit: Nov2023
Are you interested in a quick way to support survivors of domestic violence? Rainbow House now has online wish lists:
Items We CAN Accept
Rainbow House happily accepts the following items:
New cosmetics and toiletries (we’re well stocked on shampoo at present)
Canned or boxed food with current used by dates
Records and DVDs
Games, toys (except stuffed animals) and sports equipment
Housewares: dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps and small appliances
New or gently used wooden/metal furniture items (dressers, tables, etc.)
Hand tools and small power tools
Domestics: new linens, curtains, blankets, etc.
Cell Phones (restored to factory settings, charger included)
To help you determine your donation’s fair market value Rainbow House is happy to provide a “Value Guide” that offers average prices in thrift stores for items in good condition.
Unfortunately, we DO NOT offer home pick-up of donations at this time. If you are interested in donating a larger item, please call shelter at (715) 735-6656 to arrange drop off at our storage unit. A volunteer can meet you there.
Items We CANNOT Accept
It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation when those donations help to support Rainbow House programs. However, we do need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable or containing hazardous materials. Other times, the item must be refused because it costs more to transport, repair or dispose of items. Our staff are trained to know what we can and cannot accept and will help guide you to other possibilities for donations we cannot use.
We cannot accept the following items:
No clothing (new or used – we just don’t have enough storage space!)
No stuffed animals
No Books currently
No used bedding
No food that has been opened or is past its expiration date
No CRT TVs
No CRT Computer Monitors
No Car Seats
No sofas or chairs
No household chemical products such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, aerosols and other environmentally unfriendly waste products.
No automotive hazardous waste such as tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.
No large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves/ovens, washers/dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, microwaves, trash compactors, water heaters console stereos, freon-based appliances, etc.
No used or opened personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, nail polish remover, shaving cream, hairsprays, shavers, curling irons
No used or opened fragrance items or cosmetics
No mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and waterbed frames
No carpet or carpet padding
No plumbing fixtures or building materials
No traditional recyclables such as glass, newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, magazines
No weapons such as guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, hunting knives, etc.