Donate materials


All of our materials are donated by community members and local businesses. If it’s weird and wonderful, we probably have it!

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