When you donate items to our stores, the item is first evaluated on whether it is a current need in the shelters. If it is, it is delivered to the shelters for guest use. If it is not, it is then sold at an affordable price to the public to provide financial support to our shelters and meal program.
100% of net income from our Bargain Centers supports our life changing programs. So, when you donate to our thrift stores, you are supporting those in need of assistance right here in our community. Your donation may also be used in response to emergency needs in our community.
Last year the Bargain Centers’ financial support covered over 30 percent of the cost to run our shelters and meal program.
The Bargain Center ministry began as a way to more efficiently handle and utilize the in-kind donations from the generous Billings community. Guests at the Men’s Shelter or the Women & Children’s Shelter that are in need of clothing or furniture, may obtain them through or voucher program.
For your convenience, we have secure donation boxes for non-breakable items to be left after hours. Please keep in mind that donations left out overnight are not only exposed to the elements, but are usually ransacked or stolen. These items often times need to be thrown away.
To receive a receipt or for larger and breakable donations, items can be dropped off at both stores Monday-Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Due to the generosity of our community, there are times that we may have to close the donation drop off to ensure the donations are brought into the building prior to the store closing. To make sure your trip to our store is successful; we encourage you to call in advance. Also, for larger items, such as furniture or large appliances, you can call the store closest to you and arrange for a pickup of your donation.
The West End store, located at 1233 24th Street West, can be reached at 406.652.7340
The Heights store, located at 1321 Main Street, can be reached by calling 406.245.3050
You will receive a donation receipt which can be used for income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.