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Donation Policy

The Property Manager is responsible for overseeing all donations other than monetary and for determining what items will be stored for the use of residents and/or clients of Schuylkill Women in Crisis (SWiC) or for use at the shelter facility and/or transitional housing. The Property Manager will also maintain a list of clients in need of items to be set aside.

Because of limited storage space and the exorbitant amount of donations received, all items not stored by the Property Manager will be made available for inspection and use by residents, clients, volunteers, and staff. Availability of donations to residents shall be Monday-Friday after 5 p.m. or otherwise directed by staff on duty.* The Property Manager must approve all items that are available for volunteers and staff. Any and all remaining items will be donated to other agencies and/or organizations to be disbursed at their discretion.

SWiC greatly appreciates donations of items, but due to fire code, limited storage space, and concerns regarding the spread of bedbugs, SWiC has adopted the following procedures regarding the acceptance of donations:

  1. Donations will be accepted only 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays or by appointment.
  2. Donations will be accepted only from individuals who have registered as donors and provided SWiC their name, address, phone number, and email (if available). Register online here or by calling SWiC’s office at 570.622.3991.
  3. ALL DONATED ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION. SWiC reserves the right to refuse any donations.
  4. The following will be accepted: women and children’s clothing; small household appliances (e.g., toasters, coffee pots, etc.); lamps; bedding; towels; plates, cups, glasses, silverware, pots and pans; children’s toys, children’s books, and games. However, SWiC will NOT accept encyclopedias, stuffed animals, and puzzles.
  5. Drives of NEW items collected by others on behalf of SWiC will be accepted.
  6. Individuals interested in donating furniture, televisions, and computers should be referred to the Property Manager who will make arrangements to inspect the items and determine if they can be used by the agency and/or its clients.
  7. No used large appliances – such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, etc. – will be accepted. However, SWiC will take the name and phone number of those interested in donating such items and post their availability for interested residents and clients.
  8. When the storage area for donated items is filled, SWiC will not accept additional items until the space is clear. Interested donors should be directed to the Salvation Army Thrift Store and CareNet’s New Life Shoppe on Centre Street in Pottsville or asked to hold their items until storage space is available. (Donors will have to call to check on space availability.)