Drop It Off
Merchandise donations are gratefully accepted at of our store location, Monday–Saturday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please drop off the donations at the designated drop off area located on the side of the building.
We ask that you place clothing, bed linens, and table linens in large plastic bags. Please place your other donations in boxes that have lids or are able to be closed. This enables your donated items to stay clean, dry, and secure on our trucks and in our warehouse. Please wrap/secure all cords to lamps and small appliances. We can NO LONGER ACCEPT any TVs or Pianos/organs.
Call for a pick up
We offer free pick up service for items that are too large and/or too heavy to fit in your car.
Call the HOPE Chest at 309-267-3210 to schedule a pick up with Sue.
In Mason County, also call Sue to schedule your pick-up of furniture:
We can help you help us...
When your load is TOO BIG for your car...
Click the "Donate" Icon for more information about how to make a direct cash donation to The HOPE Chest.
Donate your time by Volunteering...
Come by yourself or with your favorite group and volunteer a couple of hours, a day, or a week or even on a regular basis. We are thrilled with any and all help.
You can help sort and hang clothes, sort and organize books, toys and about anything else you can think of. You may work in the food pantry, clean or sweep or a host of other ways to help serve others right here in Pekin, IL. Come on in and apply today and give us a hand!
Be a part of the equation of HOPE: Helping Other People Excel
What to Donate
Your merchandise donations are vital to The HOPE Chest's continued success. To further assist us, please read the list below for items we cannot accept, and for condition requirements for those items we do accept. As always, your continued support—along with cooperation with these guidelines—will enable The HOPE Chest to be even more effective in the future.