New Life for Old Things!

Gleaners is a ministry providing gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, household items, and furniture to the community.  We have a wide variety of items from every day to vintage, antique, and unique.  The hunt for the find of the day can be exciting!

Come out and visit us

GPS Address: 5 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, NJ 07405
Gleaners Entrance Sign is at the lower parking lot, to right of the building as you face the church.

Shopping Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday    10:00am to 1:00pm
Monday    7:00pm to 9:00pm

Donation Drop-off Hours: During shopping hours listed above or
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday    10:00am to 12:00pm

Donation FAQs

Acceptable Gleaners Donation Items & Clothing

All items must be in good condition and good working order.  We only accept items which are wearable, usable and saleable.

Clean Clothing, Shoes and Accessories
  • All clean men’s, women’s, children, and infant clothing including shirts, blouses, sweaters, t-shirts, pants, shorts, jeans, dresses, formal wear, raincoats, overcoats, outerwear, jackets, swimsuits, sleepwear
  • All shoes, boots, and sandals
  • All belts, ties, jewelry, scarfs, gloves, handbag, purses, sunglasses, umbrellas
Household Items
  • Artificial flowers and trees, knick-knacks, antiques, towels, area rugs (6×9 or smaller), decorative pillows, framed pictures and paintings, bedding, draperies, blankets, bedspreads, quilts, sheets, and pillowcases.
  • Cookware, bakeware, dishes, utensils, flatware, silverware, pots and pans, tupperware, glasses, cups, serving plates and trays, canning jars.
  • Small appliances (must be in working order) including – coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, small microwaves, blenders, electric griddles, fans
Small Furniture (as space is available)

Furniture weighing less than 50 pounds such as – end tables, coffee tables, lamps, nightstands, wooden chairs, rocking chairs, stools, plant stands, small cabinets, small shelving units, small desks, mirrors

Toys and Games

Small Fisher Price and Little Tikes toys, board games, other games, and electronic gaming systems

Unacceptable Gleaners Donation Items

Due to government regulations, weight limitations, or space limitations Gleaners is unable to accept certain items.

  • Electronics, computers, printers, or TVs
  • Baby equipment, large toys, child car seats, cribs, and highchairs
  • Large appliances (washer, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves)
  • Mattresses, box springs, bed pillows, and bed frames
  • Exercise or sporting equipment
  • Anything over the weight limits
Gleaners Donation Instructions

Shop volunteers may reserve the right to not accept items they believe can not be sold or is not within the policies listed here.

  • All donations must be in a box, bag, or bin (if possible)
  • No bags larger than a tall kitchen bag
  • Donations should not weigh more than 50 pounds (1 person can pick it up)
  • Please limit donations to 3 bags, boxes, bins or items per delivery

About our thrift shop

Gleaners was established in 1984 as part of the Butler United Methodist Church’s efforts to five back to and support the Butler community.

Today a team of 25 volunteers shift through the many donations to restock shelves in order to bring the best to our customers.

This wonderful group of volunteers assist our customers with the grace of god in their hearts and create a welcoming space for all who shop here.

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