D.A.V. Thrift Store
2627 E. University
Des Moines, IA
(515)-262-3850
Benefitting Chapters 20 & 53 of the Disabled American Veterans

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You may have questions about something, hopefully this answers them, if it doesn't feel free to contact us at (515)-262-3850

Q: What does D.A.V. stand for?
A: Disabled American Veterans


Q: Where can I drop off donations?
A: At our store, 2627 E. University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa. About 10 blocks west of the Iowa State Fairgrounds.


Q: When can I drop off donations?
A: Tuesday through Saturday, 8am to 7pm


Q: How do I get donations picked up at my house or business?
A: you can call (515)-262-4740 or e-mail the pickup service for free pickup.  For more info click here.


Q: How much does a donation pickup cost?
A: Nothing, it is a free service we offer to you just for donating.


Q: In what areas do you pickup donations?
A: We pickup donations all around the Des Moines metro area and some of the outlying smaller communities. Just call our pickup office at (515)-262-4740 or you can e-mail them to find out if our trucks come to your location.


Q: When do you pickup donations?
A: Donations are picked up Monday through Friday 8am until all scheduled donations are picked for that day.  There are a few exceptions such as weather and vehicle breakdown.


Q: What items do you take for donations?
A: We are able to take most items that are not considered harmful or dangerous.  For a more complete list check out List of Acceptable Items.


Q: Who can shop at the D.A.V. Thrift Store?
A: We are open to the public, you do not need any special affiliation or membership to shop here.


Q: When are you open for shopping?
A: Monday through Saturday, 8am to 7:30pm.


Q: How do I get there?
A: Go to our directions page and it will use Google to map your directions automatically, just tell it where you are and it does the rest.


Q: Where do the profits go?
A: All money above and beyond operating expenses go to Disabled American Veterans chapters 20 and 53.


Q: Are there any other D.A.V. Thrift Stores in the Des Moines area?
A: No, we have one location with one big sales floor to give you the most selection and best price.


Q: What if my question wasn't answered?
A: Call (515)-262-3850 to talk with one of our friendly staff who can answer your question(s).