Where should I bring my donation?
Donations can be brought to the back of the store, which is located at 1800 N. Main Street in Crown Point. Follow the signs that read "Donation Drop-Off" to the back garage door. Please press the buzzer by the garage door, and someone will come to receive your donation. Please wait until someone comes to collect your donation; do not simply leave items outside the door.
When can I drop off my donation?
Donations Drop Off Times: Monday thru Saturday: 9am - 3pm and 9am-6pm on Thursdays
Someone will be available to receive donations during store hours up until one hour prior to closing. Please do not leave donations outside overnight or in the rain. If you have heavy furniture items where you need assistance, please call ahead to make sure appropriate help is available.
What if I have a donation that is too large for me to transport?
Furniture that cannot be transported in a family vehicle are eligible for pick-up by Second Life Resale Shoppe within fifteen miles of the store. Items must be on the main level or in garage at time of pick-up. Call the store at 219-663-5266 to arrange for a pick-up time.
What types of donations does Second Life Resale Shoppe accept?
As an upscale resale shoppe, Second Life is accepting donations of nearly new and gently used items such as:
Clothing of all sizes (ladies, mens, childrens, infants)
Prom dresses and formal wear
Accessories - shoes, handbags, jewelry
Sporting goods/exercise equipment
Toys – please check Consumer Product Safety Commission website at: www.cpsc.gov
Decorative and seasonal items
What types of items does Second Life Resale Shoppe NOT accept?
Cracked or broken merchandise
Appliances more than five years old
Computers, printers, monitors, etc.
Entertainment centers with openings less than 36 inches
Broken or incomplete toys
Clothes, linens or furniture that are dirty, stained, torn or have an odor
Encyclopedias or text books
Pianos or organs
Exercise equipment over two years old
Are donations to Second Life Resale Shoppe tax deductible?
Yes, since Second Life Resale Shoppe is a registered 501(c)3 organization, donations made to the resale shoppe are tax deductible. We will gladly provide you with a signed receipt upon donation drop-off.
How can I estimate the value of my donation?
You can estimate the value being 1/3 of the original purchased price. Or, you can visit both the Salvation Army and Goodwill’s websites for charts showing the estimated fair market value of a wide variety of goods. These charts can be accessed online: