310 Brighton Ave. S, Buffalo, MN 55313 

(763) 682-4178          

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

As of 6/1/20,
Wise Penny is NOT accepting donations from the public 

Please DO NOT leave donations
outside of the store during this time!

Thanks for understanding as we put a plan in place to safely accept donations from the community!

Hours for Donation Appointments:

Monday – Wednesday: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

 Friday -  Saturday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

 Thursday & Sunday: NO donations accepted

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)

  • Donations of 1 - 2 average-sized bags or boxes:

--Drop off during donation hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or 
  Saturday (no appt. needed).  Please NO donations on Thursdays or Sundays!

--Donations can be dropped off at our receiving area on the north side of our     building.  Use the one-way drive just past the dumpsters in our parking lot.     Ring the doorbell and a volunteer will come and assist you.

  • Donations of 3+ bags or boxes, large items, and furniture:
    1. You MUST make an appointment.  This ensures that we have enough space in our receiving area to put your donations.   
    2. To make an appointment, call us at (763) 682-4178. 
    3. If a staff person isn’t immediately available to answer your call, or if you are calling after store hours, leave a message. We will return your call as soon as we can.
    4. Please do NOT bring your donations until hearing back from a store staff person!
    5. At your scheduled appointment time, for furniture and other large items, please back your vehicle up to the double doors to the left of the customer entrance in our Loading/Unloading Zone area.  Notify a volunteer or the cashier prior to unloading items in this area.  


  • Additional Info:
    • 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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