McAlister Institute’s Thrift Store offers gently used clothing, quality household goods and furniture at reasonable prices.

Tax-Deductible Donations

We rely on community donations and are grateful for all items in good, gently used, and working condition, including clothing, appliances, collectibles, furniture, household goods, tools, automobiles, etc. Your donation is tax-deductible and can be dropped off or picked up for free. All proceeds benefit McAlister Institute’s programs, which offer high-quality, low-cost substance abuse treatment and education to those in need.

To schedule your FREE pick-up, please call (619) 442-0212.


993 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 442-0212


Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm