SCHIP's Treasure depends on donations. We welcome donations of clean, gently used items including clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, small housewares, and decorative items, and art. We will be happy to give you a receipt for tax deduction purposes.
Donations are accepted Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 to 3. Please call the shop (802.985.3595) if you have questions or large quantities to donate. We may be able to visit your home to assist you.
We accept any season clothing at any time during the year provided it is gently used. Clothing should be clean with no tears or missing buttons or broken zippers. We do not accept socks or underwear unless they are new and still packaged, kitchen appliances (unless new) or used stuffed animals. We do not accept maternity clothing. We do accept home decor, jewelry (of special need at all times) and other small items.
We do not take consignments.
We always need help. Do you like clothes, stuff, people and your community? If so, please consider volunteering. If you can donate 2 or 3 hours a week at the shop, we'll show our appreciation by giving you a 25% discount on clothing items during the week you volunteer. And we'll gladly work with your schedule. If you would like to volunteer, just stop by the store and talk to Caroline.
Volunteers are very important to the success of SCHIP's Treasure and a valuable partner to the management team The store and its warehouse are closely linked so volunteers work in both locations. At the store, volunteers welcome customers, help them find items, show them the dressing rooms, and put away clothing that has been tried on but not purchased. When there are no customers to help volunteers go through racks and shelves, straightening merchandise and making sure items are in the proper size and category place. They also help with other tasks such as steaming, ironing, sewing/mending, laundry, shoe cleaning and polishing, and more. At the warehouse, volunteers help in sorting and hanging clothing that has come from the store and assist in putting together clothing that is needed in the store.
Volunteers with specialized backgrounds in something we carry can also be helpful in several ways, including as an advisor on values. For example, we have a jewelry specialist who identifies all of our jewelry and prepares it for sale and prices it under general guidance from the store manager. Pricing is usually reserved to the store manager, but if we have available expertise, we are grateful for their added assistance.