Caring Hands, a local nonprofit, has been mobilizing compassion in the East Polk County area for more than 20 years and is now features Secondhand Treasures. Thanks to the generosity of those in our community who are donating the material contents of their family’s collections and estates, we are able to offer training for those needing job skills while converting unused collectibles, art, and antiques into funds for our ministry.

If you or someone in your family is downsizing, or if the contents of a home must be emptied to facilitate a sale, and you want your possessions to be respected and offered for sale to the benefit of our neighbors in need, please give us a call at 515-635-0249 and we will contact you to arrange an onsite review and then schedule a pick up.

Items we love to resell

We accept household goods, furniture, small appliances, antiques, tools, art, and collectibles to be resold online and at our local store.  We love researching and reselling collections of vintage toys, trains, musical instruments. We respect all the donations we receive and do our best to be good stewards of your gifts in order to best serve our neighbors in need.

Pick up may be available, call us

Please donate elsewhere

(were sorry we just can't take everything)

Mattresses, upholstered furniture (couches and occasional chairs), sleeper sofas, large appliances i.e. stoves, freezers, refrigerators (dorm sized are okay), dishwashers, clothes washers, and dryers as well as unmatched dish sets and non-collectible used toys

Email Us and we will get back to you!

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301 Ninth Street NE

Altoona, IA 50009

Tel: 515-635-0249

Caring Hands Outreach Center, Inc.

Online/Onsite Sales


301 9th St. NE

Altoona, IA 50009


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