310 Brighton Ave. S, Buffalo, MN 55313 

(763) 682-4178          

Buffalo's Largest Nonprofit Thrift Store for over 30 years!

As of 6/8/20: 

Wise Penny is accepting donated goods by appointment only! 

Donation appointments are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. 

Due to high demand to donate items, same-day appointments are rarely available!

Two ways to schedule:  

2). Call during store hours: (763) 682-4178

We have the following donation requirements:
  • Limit of 10 boxes/bags/large items per appointment.
  • Please place clothing and linens in plastic bags
  • Put hard goods such as housewares, toys, and books into stackable boxes.
  • No furniture at this time!
  At the time of your appointment:
  • All donations MUST be brought to the donation receiving door on the north side of our building.
  • Please wait for the donation attendant to open the gate for you.  You can also call the store when you arrive to let us know you are at the gate. 
  • Please provide the donation attendant with your name and appointment time.  Ask for a donation receipt if you would like one.

Thanks for your cooperation and support
as we try to maintain a safe donation experience for our donors, staff, and volunteers!

Donation policies

  • The Wise Penny Thrift Shoppe is a nonprofit store run by volunteers. 
    • All net proceeds go to local Lutheran educational programs. 
    • Any items donated are tax-deductible. 

    Items Wise Penny accepts (click for list) 

    • We reserve the right to inspect all items onsite prior to accepting them for donation, including those that a volunteer tells you over the phone that we will accept.
    • We do NOT allow after-hours donations! It is illegal to leave donations outside our store when the store is closed or place them in our dumpster at any time.   
    • Your items are your responsibility until a Wise Penny volunteer accepts them from you in person.

Thank you for choosing the Wise Penny
to donate your items!


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