Donations — Helping those in Need

We are always look­ing for needy fam­i­lies to help.  At the end of each of our sales, ven­dors donate lots of unsold items.  Those items include cloth­ing, house­hold items, elec­tron­ics, baby items, and more.  We often end up with a entire truck­load full, to go straight to needy fam­i­lies.  We sup­port the fol­low­ing char­i­ties:

The Good Samaritan Center of Laurel, MS

The Good Samar­i­tan Center’s mis­sion is to assist fam­i­lies and indi­vid­u­als in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions. We work close­ly with oth­er orga­ni­za­tions to form a “net­work of help­ing hands.” Our mot­to is “if we can’t help, we should know (or be able to find out) who can.”

His­to­ry — The Good Samar­i­tan Cen­ter is a pri­vate, non-prof­it social ser­vice agency. It is fund­ed by church­es, pri­vate con­tri­bu­tions, and fund-rais­ing.  It was start­ed in 1972 under the direc­tion and finan­cial sup­port of sev­en Jack­son church­es. Since that time, The Good Samar­i­tan Cen­ter has grown to include a main office in Jack­son and a branch in Lau­rel, Mis­sis­sip­pi.

The Good Samar­i­tan Cen­ter — Lau­rel

Good Samar­i­tan Lau­rel is a branch of The Good Samar­i­tan Cen­ter, Inc. Our Lau­rel office ser­vices the Pinebelt area with Jones Coun­ty as its focus. We work hard to help fam­i­lies in cri­sis by col­lab­o­rat­ing with oth­er agen­cies to form a “net­work of help­ing hands.”  Our biggest Lau­rel pro­gram is our Com­mu­ni­ty Soup Kitchen that offers a free nutri­tious noon time meal, Mon­day through Fri­day. This sin­gle pro­gram ser­vices hun­dreds of peo­ple on a dai­ly basis.

Social Ser­vices–  Good Samar­i­tan attempts to help fam­i­lies and indi­vid­u­als in cri­sis by giv­ing assis­tance dur­ing short-term emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

  • Food Pantry — Assist­ing with food, per­son­al care items and clean­ing sup­plies dur­ing an emer­gency.
  • Cloth­ing Clos­et — Assist­ing fam­i­lies with free cloth­ing up to four times per year in order to ease tight bud­gets.
  • Fur­ni­ture and House­hold Items — Help­ing fire vic­tims, fam­i­lies com­ing out of shel­ters, and low income fam­i­lies secure need­ed house­hold items.
  • School Sup­plies — Pro­vid­ing school teach­ers with sup­plies for their class­room chil­dren.
  • Finan­cial Assis­tance — Pro­vid­ing finan­cial pay­ments for util­i­ties, med­i­cine, and oth­er unusu­al needs when oth­er resources or fund­ing are not avail­able.

NUTS sells sur­plus donat­ed items not need­ed by our clients.
From antique and col­lectible con­nois­seurs to col­lege stu­dents to mid­town res­i­dents, to folks look­ing for a bar­gain, we have some­thing for every­one. 

NUTS is locat­ed behind The Good Samar­i­tan Cen­ter, off Mill­saps Ave.

New Hours of Operation:

Fri­day 9:30AM — 5:30PM
Sat­ur­day 10AM4PM

Phone: 601–355-7458

Phone 601–426-3963
Fax 601–649-0013

America’s Thrift Store, Mobile, AL

Amer­i­ca’s Thrift Stores is a fam­i­ly owned, for prof­it com­pa­ny ded­i­cat­ed to:


  • Pro­vid­ing best qual­i­ty and ser­vice in mer­chan­dise at great prices.
  • Spread­ing the Word of Jesus Christ by sup­port­ing chris­t­ian based, fam­i­ly focused min­istries.
  • Recy­cling mil­lions of pounds of items that would nor­mal­ly go to land­fills.

Amer­i­ca’s Thrift Stores pur­chas­es new and used items from local char­i­ties and depart­ment stores and pro­vides addi­tion­al, and often vital, fund­ing for local Chris­t­ian-based char­i­ties to ben­e­fit needy fam­i­lies and indi­vid­u­als.

Amer­i­ca’s Thrift Stores, Inc. pur­chas­es a large amount of our mer­chan­dise from non-prof­it min­istries like Amer­i­can Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion, Teen Chal­lenge, Home of Grace, and King’s Home. By pur­chas­ing from Amer­i­ca’s Thrift Stores you are help­ing these min­istries reach out and help oth­ers. With­out your sup­port, these min­istries will not be able to reach as many peo­ple as they do. For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact us.

For home and busi­ness pick­up ser­vices call:

(205) 856‑1234 in Alaba­ma
(770) 996‑5900 in Geor­gia
(228) 872‑8401 in Mis­sis­sip­pi
(423) 756‑5558 in Ten­nessee

Brookhaven Outreach Ministry, Brookhaven, MS

Out­reach Min­istries are peo­ple with a mis­sion. That mis­sion is to help ease the suf­fer­ing of the needy and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Brookhaven Out­reach Min­istries is a com­mu­ni­ty effort to meet the needs of the poor and unfor­tu­nate in our area. We under­stand, and care about those who are suf­fer­ing.

It is our com­mon desire to offer prac­ti­cal assis­tance — food, shel­ter, cloth­ing, in the spir­it of chris­t­ian love. The assis­tance involves a food­bank that ser­vices 7 coun­ties, a local food pantry, 20 beds emer­gency shel­ter, a thrift store, and many oth­er com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices.

Phone: 601–833-1350

Fax: 601–833-1350