D.A.V. Thrift Store
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2627 E University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
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Donate Your Unwanted Belongings in Des Moines, IA

D.A.V. Thrift Store in Des Moines relies on the generosity of people like you to help support our veterans. Consider donating your unwanted goods or clothing to a worthy cause! Donations can be written off on your tax return and the proceeds from their sale go directly to supporting local veterans.
There are two convenient ways to donate to D.A.V. Thrift Store:


Stop in at our location Monday through Saturday, 8AM to 7PM, or Sunday from 10AM to 5PM, and talk to one of the cashiers. They will be more than happy to get someone to help you unload your donations or you could just bring them in the front door with you.

Free Pickup

Call (515)-262-4740 and talk to one of our friendly pickup service representatives. (Mon through Fri 8AM to 3PM). They will be glad to help you with items you may want to donate. You can also email your address and phone number to request a pickup donations@davdesmoines.com. If you would like an idea of what date we are going to be in your area, please click on your location below:

Ankeny Districts


Ames Districts

Ames 1
Ames 2
  • 11/30/17
  • 1/11/18
  • 2/22/18
  • 4/5/18
  • 5/17/18
  • 6/28/18

Boone Districts

Boone 2

    Bondurant/Mitchellville/Altoona Districts

    Altoona 2

    Polk City/Johnston Districts

    Polk City

    Des Moines Districts

    Des Moines NE (D14)
    Des Moines NE (D2)
    Des Moines NE (D3)
    Des Moines East (D5)
    Pleasant Hill (D40)
    Des Moines North (D17)
    Saylorville Township (D18)
    Des Moines North (D19)
    Des Moines West (D32)
    Des Moines West (D33)
    Des Moines West (D16)
    Des Moines West (D23)
    Des Moines Central (D25)
    Carlisle / Hartford
    Des Moines Central (D20)
    Des Moines Central (D21)
    Des Moines Central (D22)
    Des Moines Central (D26)
    Des Moines Central (D27)
    Des Moines South, Airport (D34)
    Des Moines South (D35)
    Des Moines South (D15)
    Des Moines South (D38)
    Des Moines South (D39)
    Adel / Dallas Center
    Norwalk / Lakewood
    Des Moines South Easter Lake (D36)
    Des Moines West (D31)
    Des Moines Urbandale (D30)
    Des Moines Urbandale (D29)
    Des Moines Urbandale (D28)
    Clive (D37)
    Windsor Heights (D24)
    Waukee Area
    Prairie City / Colfax
    Earlham / Van Meter / Desoto
    Woodward / Granger / Grimes

    Unaccepted Items

    • Entertainment centers
    • Tube televisions (unless they have built in VCR/DVD)
    • Dehumidifiers Waterbeds or pieces to waterbeds
    • Headboards with built in shelving
    • Computers older than 10 years (no non-flat monitors)
    • Any chemicals
    • Pianos or organs cannot be removed from the home, must be delivered to store
    • Tires/old car parts
    • Any furniture with excessive damage to where it isn’t saleable or with any water damage
    • Encyclopedias
    • Carpet pieces that are excessively soiled or damaged
    • Office desks
    • Food/drink
    • Water bed headboards or headboards with built in shelves
    • Firearms/explosives
    If you ever have a question regarding whether an item is acceptable please feel free to contact our pickup service or store management.