Monetary Donations

Your financial contribution today will help provide job training for individuals facing barriers to employment.

To donate with no added fees, you can now donate through Zelle. Use our email at to donate via Zelle through your bank or Zelle app. 


The button below allows you to donate via Credit Card or PayPal (with a 2.9% fee)

Monarch Thrift Shop provides job training for individuals facing barriers to employment, including youth. With your support, we are able to provide participants with:

  • Apparel necessary for interviews and day-to-day life
  • Mentorship and training programs to kickstart their career journey
  • Access to technology to complete our program and build their resume 
  • A safe, growth-oriented space
  • And an employment soft skill certification training program

In-Store Donations

We are temporarily halting the receipt of donations until June 15th; we appreciate your patience while we make some internal adjustments.

Once we begin accepting donations again,

we accept the following items that are in excellent condition:

  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Accessories/Shoes
  • Household Goods
  • Home Decor
  • Jewelry

Furniture Donations

Looking to donate furniture? We gladly accept items from pet- and smoke-free homes with no tears or stains. To ensure your furniture meets our standards, please send photos before drop-off or pickup; text us at 773-797-2090 or email

Include photos of the furniture, your location address, the number of stairs, and a brief description of the pieces.

We are a 501c3 organization. All dollars and items donated to Monarch Thrift Shop are tax deductible. The responsibility of estimating the value of the gift-in-kind donations is placed on the donor by the IRS, rather than the agency receiving the donation. For guidance see page here.

If you would like to cover the cost of pickup, please let us know.

Items we do NOT accept:

  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Sleeper sofas
  • Computer equipment and related parts
  • Printers
  • Stereo equipment, any large electronic equipment
  • VCRs, DVD players
  • Partially used craft supplies
  • Children's books & plastic toys
  • Baby Furniture