Donate materials

We are taking a short break from accepting donations so that we can process all the great stuff you’ve given us. We’ll be welcoming donation with open arms again starting March 5.


The Idea Store accepts donations Tuesday-Friday from 12-6:30 and Saturday from 8-4:30. We do not accept donations on Sunday or Monday.

Please see our Donation Guide for a complete list of items we accept and other important information. If you have questions about donations, give us a call at (217) 352-7878.


donations“I love having a place that takes detritus from civilization; all the stuff that is interesting but may not have obvious uses. As an artist, I like knowing that these things may have another life.”
-Dianna Visek, donor