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Wheeler Thrift Store

Wheeler Mission Thrift Store

2730 S. Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225

Phone: 317.791.9186

Store Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Wheeler Mission Thrift Store opened for business on September 1, 2007. It is a retail thrift shop that sells gently-used clothing and household items to benefit Wheeler. An evangelistic outreach to customers continues to be an important component of the store’s function and purpose. Here at the Wheeler Mission Thrift Store, we greatly appreciate all donations.

Read our donation guidelines:

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Wheeler accepts donations of clothing and household items as long as they are clean and in good condition. You may drop off your donations at any of fifteen locations around Indianapolis. Click for more details.

Wheeler accepts all kinds of large donations, including furniture, appliances, building materials, etc., but most of the time, we ask that you bring the items to us. Click for more details.

A large percentage of the food Wheeler serves is donated. As long as the food has been stored properly before we receive it, we can accept any fresh or prepared food. We always need canned goods, pastas, spices, condiments, etc.

If you have a car to donate, you’ve come to the right place. Click to see the details of donating any kind of moving vehicle.

If you’re fortunate enough to own appreciated assets and need a way to avoid capital gains taxes, Wheeler would be happy to help. Click for more details.

Like every other office, we use computers, printers, photocopies and other office equipment. Call 317.536.7522 for details.

Click here for a list of our current needs.

Click here to see a list of donation drop-off locations.

We are pleased to accept the following items that are clean and in excellent working order:

  • Clothing – men’s, women’s, children’s, accessories
  • Footwear – shoes, boots, socks
  • Outerwear – coats, hats, scarves, gloves
  • Books, records, cd’s and DVD’s
  • House wares – dishes, kitchen utensils, lamps, working small appliances
  • Knickknacks
  • Furniture –  dressers, tables, chairs, sofas
  • Domestics – curtains, linen, bedspreads, blankets, etc.
  • Sporting goods
  • Bicycles
  • Computer equipment
  • Appliances – washers, dryers, refrigerators, cook stoves, window air conditioners
  • Games and toys
  • Power tools
  • Lawn tools and equipment
  • Flat-screen TV’s and electronics

We are unable to accept the following items:

  • Used box springs and mattresses
  • Any type of building material such as windows, doors, screening, etc.
  • Paint, household chemicals, insecticides, etc.
  • Used car parts
  • Pianos and organs
  • Tube TV’s
  • Any item we deem unsaleable in our Thrift Store

Restored Creations

Restored Creations is a cottage industry of Wheeler Mission’s Center for Women and Children (CWC) that has been developed and is currently run by women from our various programs. The industry involves the creation of a variety of scented and decorated candles, handmade crafts and original tea blends. Women work in the industry in either the creative area, administrative area or the tea area. They use transferrable skills in multiple ways and gain confidence in their ability to be productive and creative.

Our Mission is to empower women in the restoration process while providing opportunities to use, learn, and expand their skills needed for employment as they express their creativity.

Restore Creations products are currently in Capstone Bookstore, Gray Road Baptist Church Bookstore, Pia’s Urban Café & Market and Arts A Poppin in Indianapolis. They can also be found in Brown County (Nashville), IN at September Elm.

Restored Creations products make great gifts and your purchase helps support needed programs at the CWC. The women also make custom orders for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bridal or baby showers, retirement, holidays or per your request.


Please contact us for more information or with your potential order, restoredcreations@wmm.org, 317/687-3630 ext. 298 or leave us a message through our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RestoredCreations.

Click below to see our Restored Creations video!

Wheeler Mission Pallets & Industry

Wheeler Mission Pallets & Industry

If you are in need of hardwood pallets or crates for your logistics needs, look no further! Call us today (812.961.0023) for a free quote!

We are located just north of Bloomington, Indiana on the Wheeler Mission Training Center at Camp Hunt campus. We produce pallets, cut hardwood stock, and perform custom sawing. We also sell sawdust and mulch and provide wood product heat treating services!

Wheeler Mission Pallets & Industry is a program business and social enterprise created specifically to support the Wheeler Mission Training Center at Camp Hunt. Men in program spend part of each day developing a positive work ethic, while creating revenue to partially offset the costs of running the training programs. Our goal is to provide excellent work training so that men become productive members of society, living a life pleasing to God and supporting one’s family while providing our customers with superior hardwood pallets and logistical products.

Our company is unique in that our primary product is really changed lives!  Along the way, we produce custom pallets to spec for distribution companies used to ship across the nation as well as serving the needs of local companies from our community meeting their job specific needs. We produce and meet deadlines with demanding specifications while restoring men to health and wholeness through the power of Jesus Christ.  The work the men do helps insure that the Wheeler Mission Training Center at Camp Hunt will continue to exist to meet the needs of others seeking to be free from a life of addiction.

Volunteers are needed at all different areas of the Mission.

We need your financial support to keep touching lives in Indiana.

Our men’s and women’s facilities have urgent needs for clothing and food.