Any questions, please call the shop.


Call us... for information on where to donate dog/cat beds, hard shelled kennels, litter boxes and scratching posts. We have phone numbers of "no-kill' shelters whose populations would be thrilled to receive these items.

  • patio furniture
  • children's toys or games(unless they are pre - 1960.
  • ceiling fixtures
  • home improvement items - cans of paint, tools, brushes etc...
  • electronic equipment
  • TV's, VCR's, Stereo equipment
  • large boom boxes
  • CD stands
  • computer equipment - keyboards, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners etc...
  • sewing machines
  • typewriters
  • ironing boards & used irons
To make a monetary contribution, send your check or money order to:

The Worthy Pause

40-08 Corporal Kennedy Street

Bayside. New York. 11361

 The Worthy Pause is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


Tuesday - Friday 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday 12:00pm - 5pm

Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Donations accepted during shop hours only!  
City regulations require NO items be left on the sidewalk or in front of the shop during non working hours or WE can be fined!  Don't let this happen! 


We are delighted to accept your donations and will provide a tax deduction receipt upon request.  If, for any reason you are not able to make your donation during regular shop hours, please call 718-279-8191 for an appointment.

Items We Do Accept:

  • Jewelry, both costume and "real"
  • Figurines
  • Decorative serving pieces
  • Collectibles
  • Sets of glasses (four or more of each size and pattern)
  • Sets of dishes (at least four place settings)
  • Housewares and small kitchen appliances, in excellent condition
  • Kitchen & Table linens
  • Holiday items
  • DVD's
  • Gift items
  • Toiletries, Perfumes and Colognes in new condition
  • Silverplate and Sterling serving pieces
  • Planters
  • Framed prints, paintings and lithographs
  • Vintage postcards
  • Vintage Toys (issued before 1960)
  • Puzzles (in new, unopened boxes)
  • Occupied Japan items
  • Decorative items
  • Unopened boxes of stationary
  • Commercially produced Christmas cards
  • Vintage magazines (prior to 1960) in good condition

Thrift & Gift Shop

We Do Not Accept These Items!   We Do Not Accept These Items!

  • personal grooming - electric razors, electric curlers, curling irons
  • foot spas
  • crutches, walkers, wheel chairs, raised toilet seats, medical equipment on any kind.
  • large throw pillows
  • gardening equipment
  • furniture of any kind, including bean bag chairs and baby furniture.
  • bracket shelving
  • used make-up, perfumes, toiletries.

 Unfortunately, due to severe space constraints, there are a number of items that we cannot accept. Thank you.

  • clothing
  • shoes, slippers, or hats
  • aquariums
  • dog/cat beds
  • hard-shelled kennels, litter boxes & scratching posts
  • exercising equipment of any kind
  • used bed linens
  • comforters
  • drapes
  • drapery and curtain rods
  • burned candles
  • luggage
  • "wheelie" carts
  • greeting cards - not in box sets