Look for the Purple Bins

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Station project under the Think Big Foundation is a new form of sustainable revenue for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Our drivers pick up your donated clothing and small household items (collected in purple Donation Station bins), and we ship them to our wordlwide distributors: That means used, unwanted items go out, and green, wanted money comes in to create life-changing friendships. In short, your donations create sustainable revenue for our agency and fuel our mentoring programs!


Acceptable Donation Items

  • clothing (jackets, shoes, boots, etc.)
  • electronics
  • household items
  • area rugs, pots, pans, small appliances, bed sheets, comforters, pillows, etc.
  • toys, books, knickknacks
  • jewelry
  • LCD or flat screen TVs and monitors

Unacceptable Donated Items:

  • CRT (tube) TVs 
  • major appliances
  • refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, and dishwashers
  • cribs, walkers, playpens, car seats manufactured after 1986, swing sets
  • beds
  • waterbeds, mattresses, box springs
  • heavy equipment, construction items, tires
  • paint, chemicals
  • food
  • large or heavy furniture

Find the closest Donation Station bin to you.

To talk to us about a full bin or any concerns you have about donation bins, please contact Robert Estes at 417.824.7801

Host a donation drive at your workplace or church. Contact Tyler Moles at 417.889.9136 or email tmoles@bigbro.com