Clean Out Your Closets! Morrow Church Turnover Sale is Taking Donations Now

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From Morrow Memorial Church:

Morrow Memorial Church’s legendary Turnover Sale is back for its 84th year. Donations are being accepted now at Morrow Church, 600 Ridgewood Rd., Maplewood, NJ.

Known as the “Miracle on Baker Street,” the sale is sponsored each year by the United Methodist Women. It takes up two full floors of the church building, transforming Morrow Church into a full-fledged department store of gently loved treasures. We also erect a massive outdoor tent that adds even more sale space.

After more than 80 years in business, we have built a fine reputation and a clientele as varied as our merchandise. Our loyal customers come from towns near and far, often developing friendships with our volunteer salespeople.

The revenue we earn through the Turnover Sale is used to fund vital mission projects and charitable works, both locally and globally.

The sale will run from June 30 – July 19; see specific dates and times here.

Donation Guidelines

We welcome donations of your gently used items for our sale. Donations are accepted beginning Saturday, June 18.

Please sort like items together into bags or boxes weighing less than 20 pounds for easy handling by our volunteers. Also, please only donate goods in good resale condition – we must pay disposal fees after the sale for unsold items. Finally, please note that the list below isn’t exhaustive: if you aren’t sure about donating an item, just shoot us an email at

What we accept:

  • Clothing, Shoes and Clothing Accessories – items in good to excellent condition.
  • Jewelry
  • Furniture and lamps – in good to excellent condition.
  • Household / Kitchen items
  • Curtains, rugs, drapery accessories, decorative pillows
  • Toys – games, dolls, action figures, pre-school toys, game tables, child chairs & tables
  • Books and DVDs, books on tape
  • Luggage
  • Computers, flat screen monitors, and small copiers that utilize current technology
  • Working flat screen TVs and DVD players
  • Electrical – fans, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, kitchen appliances, radios, speakers, audio systems, dorm refrigerators, hair dryers – items should be clean and in good working order
  • Sewing machines, cameras
  • Gardening, lawn care, home improvement and snow implements, sporting goods


What we cannot accept:

  • Child car seats
  • Magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes
  • Computer tube monitors, large and heavy copiers or fax machines, anything that won’twork with current technology, out of date sound sytems
  • Attic and Ceiling fans, unless in the original packaging
  • Exercise machines and skis
  • Box springs and mattresses, bed pillows
  • Built-in appliances and construction materials
  • Appliances that are not in working condition, very large appliances


  • Cribs with sliding sides
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Bunk beds, sofa beds, trundle beds, water beds, steel bed frames
  • Built-in furniture / cabinets
  • Furniture made of particle board or Formica
  • Large office furniture including computer desks
  • Large upholstered sofas
  • Anything flammable or hazardous (gasoline, paint, motor oil)
  • Auto tires, rims, auto radios, batteries

Drop-off times are:

Fridays and Saturdays, 9am to 7pm
Sundays, 11am to 1pm
Mondays through Thursdays, 9am to 1pm

You may also make an appointment to drop off your items by calling (973) 787-4888 or (973) 763-0323.

To drop off your items, please park in allotted street parking and carry your items inside the building. Heavy and bulky items may be delivered by backing up to the Fellowship Hall entrance on Baker Street. (Assistance is available if needed.) You may not leave items unattended in the parking lot.

Please note that donations are not accepted during sale hours.


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