The Mooresville Christian Mission has made donating a quick and easy process. Whether you have cleaned out a closet or your entire house, donating your new or gently-used, unneeded or unwanted items to the Christian Mission is simple. Just load up your donations and bring them to the Mooresville Christian Mission located at 266 North Broad Street, Mooresville, North Carolina. When you arrive, you will see signs directing you to the large warehouse bay door where a donation attendant will help you unload your vehicle. The attendant will be happy to provide you a receipt or better yet, go to the donation page on our website to record your donation and generate your receipt.
The Mooresville Christina Mission is open for donations Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Please do not drop off items after hours as your donations are at risk of being stolen, mistaken for rubbish by the trash service people, or damaged by the elements (rain, snow etc.) or animals (fox, squirrels, mice etc.).
If your donation is too large to fit in your car, please call the Christian Mission at 704.664.2357 and ask for Eileen. In certain circumstances, the Christian Mission may be able to arrange for pickup of your over-size donation.
Items We Can Accept
The Mooresville Christian Mission gratefully accepts the following new or gently-used items:
- Large appliances
- Clean mattresses and box springs
- Carpet and carpet padding
- Plumbing fixtures and some building materials
- Housewares including small appliances, glassware, kitchen utensils, and lamps
- Linens, towels, blankets, bedding, and draperies
- Collectibles, antiques, knickknacksand other giftware
- Hand tools and other small power tools
- Seasonally appropriate clothing, shoes and boots
- Hats, gloves, mittensand scarves
- Books, games, toys, DVDs, CDs and sports equipment
- Electronics – including computers, printers, stereos and radios
Items We Cannot Accept
Although we would like to accept all donations, there are certain items that we must refuse because they are non-recyclable or contain hazardous materials. All donations must be in clean, working order and useable.
We cannot accept the following items:
- CRT (tube) and rear-projection televisions
- No household chemical products such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, aerosols and other environmentally-unfriendly waste products.
- No automotive hazardous waste such as tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.
- No traditional recyclables such as glass, newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, magazines, junk mail, etc.
- No weapons such as guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, hunting knives, etc.
- No cribs, car seats, walkers or other products that do not meet the current safety standards of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, including recalled items.
If you itemize deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A of your federal tax return, you may be entitled to claim a charitable deduction for the donations you make to the Mooresville Christian Mission. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a taxpayer can deduct the fair market value of clothing, household goods, used furniture, shoes, books and so forth. Fair market value is the price a willing buyer would pay for them. Value usually depends on the condition of the item. By law, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, like the Mooresville Christian Mission, cannot tell you what your donated items are worth. This is something you must do yourself. To assess fair market value for your donations you may wish to use one or more of the following resources:
- Consult a local tax advisor who is familiar with market values in your region
- Review the following tax guidelines available from the IRS:
IRS Publication 561 is designed to help donors determine the value of property (other than cash) that is given to qualified organizations, and what kind of information you must have to support the charitable contribution deduction you claim on your tax return.
IRS Publication 526 explains how to claim a deduction for charitable contributions. It discusses which organizations are qualified to receive deductible charitable contributions, the type of contributions you can deduct, how much you can deduct, what records to keep and how to report your charitable contributions on your tax return.
If your noncash charitable contributions are valued greater than $500, you will need to file Form 8283 with your tax return. Instructions for completing form 8283 along with additional information on deducting charitable contributions in general can be found at the following IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/deducting-charitable-contributions-at-a-glance.
Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax deductible in whole or in part. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.