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Want to make an impact? Now is a great time to clean out your closet, garage and toy bins! Please hold donation items for when LIFT-UP Thrift Stores reopen.



LIFT-UP’s thrift stores are filled with tremendous bargains for value-conscious shoppers, and all sales help to support LIFT-UP’s programs for local families in need.

LIFT-UP’s thrift stores are also a great place to bring your quality, gently used clothing, furniture and other household items.Donations are tax deductible. You may request an in-kind receipt for all donations. Please bring goods to either thrift store during normal business hours. You may request an in-kind receipt for all donations.


Shop regularly:  the inventory changes daily!



Where:  800 Railroad Avenue, Rifle, CO 81650
When:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • All donations welcome up to 4:30 p.m.
Contact:  970-625-2757  riflethrift@liftup.org



Where:  201 East 1st Street, Parachute, CO 81635

When: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact:  970-285-7903  parachutethrift@liftup.org


Visit our Sister Thrift Store Defiance
50% of all proceeds are donated to LIFT-UP!

Where: 2412 S. Glen Avenue, Glenwood Springs

When: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Contact: 970-945-0234

Donation Process & Policy

LIFT-UP Thrift Stores accept small and large donations of new or gently used clothing, shoes, housewares, home décor and more. Proceeds from the sales of these items help LIFT-UP’s work throughout the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. On behalf of the many thousands of individuals who benefit from the generosity of people like you, thank you, for your consideration and donations. Please review our donation process and policy below.

How to donate goods to LIFT-UP Thrift Stores

  1. Donate in person. Choose one of our two Thrift Store locations listed above. Call your preferred store to confirm donation hours as these can differ from store hours.

  2. Request a pick-up of large, good quality items (based on availability of staff and transportation)

What can you donate to LIFT-UP?
LIFT-UP Thrift Stores accept new and gently used clothing, housewares, home décor, some furniture items and more from individuals and companies. Some items cannot be accepted (see our full list on this page).


How does donating to LIFT-UP Thrift Stores help individuals & families?
The money raised by LIFT-UP Thrift Stores help families receive essential humanitarian assistance, including food, hygiene products, prescriptions and clothing. When the items you donate to our Thrift Stores are sold, the money helps families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future.

Help reduce landfill impact by donating instead
Remodeling, cleaning, down-sizing or just getting organized? Whatever your project, don’t let the items you no longer need end up in your local landfill. Our Thrift Stores divert tons of potential waste from landfills each year, accepting items including new and used furniture, appliances and clothing. In some cases, pickup service is provided for large items.

Items we CANNOT Accept

Items that are torn, dirty, chipped, cracked unserviceable (broken) or in need of repair cannot be accepted. LIFT-UP Thrift Store employees may decline a donation if it is not clean, or in sellable condition or if they are unable to assist with larger items due to risk of injury.


We cannot accept:

  • Aluminum Cans

  • Above Ground Pools

  • Cribs, Child Car Seats
    (Walkers, Swings, Bouncers Baby Walkers, Playpens, Strollers, Baby Swings, High Chairs, must all be in safe, clean, working condition to be accepted)

  • Building or Landscaping Materials

  • Built-In Appliances
    (Including Cooktops, Drop-Ins, Wall Mounts, Sinks, Microwave Ovens, countertop microwaves are okay)

  • Carpet Padding or Carpet Remnants

  • Copy Machines All

  • Computer Monitors

  • Cubicle Partitions, Large Commercial Office Furniture

  • Doors All

  • Fencing

  • Fireworks

  • Flooring (New Tile Ok)

  • Fire Place Inserts

  • Flammable Liquids

  • Fluorescent Lighting

  • Furnaces

  • Garage Doors or Garage Door Openers

  • Garbage Disposals

  • Gas Logs

  • Gasoline Cans All

  • Glass (Sheets of Glass)

  • Wire Hangers

  • Hazardous Waste (Including Household Chemicals)

  • Hot Tubs and Covers

  • Ladders

  • Mattresses (Including Crib Mattresses) and Box Springs

  • Mirrors Without Frame or Backing

  • Newspapers

  • Oxygen Tanks

  • Paint

  • Pianos/Organs

  • Plastic Gutters

  • Propane Tanks

  • Radiator Covers

  • Scooters (Electric) – Refer to VFC

  • Scrap Paper / Used Greeting Cards, New unused Greeting Cards are okay

  • Scrap Wood/ Metal

  • Sheds

  • Smoking or Drug Paraphernalia (Glass/Water Pipes Etc)

  • Snow Blowers All

  • Sun Tanning Beds

  • Tubs, Toilets

  • Tires

  • Trash Compactors

  • TV Antennas (Outdoor), Satellite Dishes

  • Box or console Television Sets – Working Flatscreen TVs are welcome

  • Water Dispensers

  • Water Heaters

  • Water Softeners

  • Water Beds (All Sizes, Mattresses or Accessories)

  • Weapons (Firearms, Bb Guns, Paintball Guns, Bows/Arrows, Ammo, Mags, Swords, Bladed Weapons)

  • Windows and Screens

  • Window Blinds / Mini Blinds

  • Wood Burning Stoves

LIFT-UP is a non-profit dedicated to providing humanitarian essentials while creating a bridge to personal empowerment and self-reliance.


800 Railroad Avenue

Rifle, CO  81650

970.625.4496  |  info@liftup.org

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