Resale Shop benefits the clients of Bay Area Turning Point
in two ways:
our clients, who have left home and are starting new lives, with
shopping vouchers that allow them to purchase clothing and other
items needed without a charge.
funds from the sale of goods to the general public to support
direct services for clients, like counselors, advocates, and hotline
to the resale shop are tax deductible according to the IRS regulations
for charitable contributions.
BATP Resale Shop depends on your donations to keep the shop stocked.
Scroll down for the list of items we can/cannot except.
When, and What to Give
EXCITING NEW LOCATION:
18207 Egret Bay Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
TUESDAY - SATURDAY
10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
When the sorting
room is full, we must temporarily stop accepting donations, to avoid
violations to the fire code and fines. If you are donating on a
Saturday afternoon or in late December, call the shop first to ensure
that there is space for your donation.
Please do not
ask our staff to break the rules. They will do everything to accommodate
you, but are prohibited to break the rules. Please do not
leave donations outside when the shop is closed. We could be fined
for having items left at the front and/or back door sidewalks and
cannot guarantee that the donation will be received.A receipt
cannot be issued for items we are unable to attest to receiving.
If you wish to make a donation and receive a receipt for tax-deductions,
we must receive your donation by 4:30 PM on the last Friday of the
Once our receiving area is full, we cannot continue to accept donations
, in risk of being fined for a fire hazard. If you are planning
a year-end donation, we suggest the following:
and donate items before the rush at the end of the year.
store during business hours, to make sure there is space to accept
yourself with the list of items we can and cannot accept. We cannot
provide you with a receipt for items we cannot accept. We also
cannot provide you with a receipt for items that are left on the
sidewalk or in the parking lot after business hours.
Appreciate Your Support!
Gently Used Clothing & shoes(Women, Men, & Children)
Accessories and Jewelry
& Home Decor
Equipment & Small Appliances (DVD players, VCR's, TV's)
Toys (that are still available in mainstream stores or are collectible antiques)
Baby beds, cribs, walkers, strollers and high chairs (Baby beds must be donated with all original parts for assembly)
Baby blankets and sheets only
We Do Not Accept
broken, dirty, stained or torn
New or Used mattresses or mattress pads, sleeping bags, quilts, pillows (of any kind), comforters or baby bedding -
We could be fined
appliances - We can not move them
large numbers - Sadly, we do not have enough room in our store
New or Used mattresses or bedding? We can be fined up to $25,000 each
day that we have these items in the building.
Books in large numbers? BATP is very pro-reading
and pro-books. Books are available for clients at our shelter. Due
to limited space we are unable to accept large quantities of books.
We do accept them in limited quantities.
Large appliances? We simply do not have the space
or a way to transport them to our clients or to pick them up from
Broken, even slightly broken, furniture & electronics?
We don't have the ability to fix things and cannot sell broken
Car seats or exercise equipment?
These used items are often dirty or broken and we do not want to
give these items to our clients or sell them to the public. (Brand new car seats will be used by the agency.)
Garage sale "leftovers"? We ask our supporters
to consider this...if it did not sell at the garage sale, it probably
won't sell at the BATP Resale Shop. Too often, we must throw these
items away and it cost us for extra waste disposal pick-ups.
Computers? Typically, donated computers are old
and have been replaced with newer models. Shoppers will not buy
out-dated models and our clients need updated models for their back-to-work
If you are unsure about your computer, please call the agency office
at (281)338-7600 before donating.
Renovation items? These items do not sell at our
type of store.
* We cannot accept resale items that are not working properly.
We must be able to prove that items are in good working condition
before we will accept them.
Thank you for understanding our policies and working with us to
curtail shop expenses so it can be a financial support for our mission.
. Take advantage of the many bargains!
Resale is always in search of dedicated volunteers! Sort, stock, price or sell - have fun while making a difference!
For your convienence
we accept Visa and Mastercard as payment.
As of May 1, 2010 we will no longer accept checks. Thank you.
THE CYCLE OF GENEROSITY
You donate a sofa
Volunteers and staff price it and displa it on the Resale Shop floor
A supportive customer purchases the sofa
Money from the sale helps to provide BATP shelter & services
Lives are saved and changed