As the weather starts to warm up mama gets the URGE TO PURGE. From closets to toy rooms, I feel suffocated by “stuff” and I can’t wait to join the rest of the nation in organizing my life (if you have noticed the sales on organizational supplies you’ll see that I’m not the only one). But I can’t bear to drop my gently loved clothing and toys in the trash… where in McHenry County can your gently used possessions find new homes? Read on for local drop-off locations (please contact individual agencies for drop off times and regulations).
Where to Donate Toys in McHenry County
On Angels’ Wings
5186 Northwest Hwy # 133, Crystal Lake | (224) 688-9739
Located in Crystal Lake, this thrift shop funds local animal welfare.
Angels With Tails
4000 Johnsburg Rd # E, Johnsburg | (815) 363-6990
Located in Johnsburg, this thrift shop profits go towards their building fun.
Pink Door Thrift Shop
3741 W. Elm St., McHenry | (815) 344-4560.
Proceeds from this non-profit in McHenry benefit patients and services of Centegra.
The Salvation Army Store
4400 W. Elm St., McHenry | (815) 759-9101
For over 100 years, the Salvation Army has supported the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of the community.
Bethesda Thrift Shop
7606 US Route 14, Crystal Lake | (815) 455-2325
By donating to Bethesda you will be supporting individuals with emotional and intellectual disabilities to achieve their goals of independence.
3714 W. Elm St., McHenry | (815) 363-6008,
781 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin | (847) 458-2420
380 Northwest Hwy., Cary | (847) 639-4082
Since 1987 Home of the Sparrow has provided shelter and support to women and children facing homelessness.
St. Joseph’s Renewed Treasures
105 S. Ayer St., Harvard | (815) 943-7690
A ministry designed to provide clothing and miscellaneous household items to everyone at very affordable prices, and to the needy at no cost
St. John’s Mission Resale
215 Washington St., Algonquin | (847) 658-9105
Proceeds from the St. John’s Mission Resale Shop benefit the local area and afar. The Mission has helped families whose homes were destroyed by fire and other natural disasters and has helped to support much needed medical clinics.
Walking Together Resale Shop
117 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin | (847) 458-8958
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church’s runs this resale shop to support their ministries. Religious items are also sold at this shop.
Little Christopher’s Resale Shop
272 King St., Crystal Lake | (815) 459-9442
Run by the St. Thomas Catholic Church volunteers to support their ministries and the local community.
Heavenly Attic Resale
307 S. Main St., Algonquin | (847) 854-4552
Proceeds from the Attic support the ministries of the Congregational Church of Algonquin.
2006 N. Richmond Road | (815) 385-3160
A well-known resale shop with easy drop-off and a great selection.
The following resale agencies come to your door — you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.
Do you have a favorite agency where you love to donate your gently used clothes and toys? Tell us where it is using the comments section below.