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"Share the Ware is an integrated work setting, which is providing persons served retail training skills while allowing them to work on their soft skills. Share the Ware is an alternative to the sheltered workshop; but with the end goal of community based employment." Clint Sargent, Program Director – Employment Services

What is Share the Ware?

Share the Ware is a modern age thrift store, providing employment and community integration opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The store cultivates a sense of community pride, helping fulfill a need to provide quality vocational services to individuals and shopping opportunities for local residents.

What you’ll find at Share the Ware:

  • New and gently used clothing
  • Jewelry and accessories
  • Housewares
  • Craft items
  • Bedding and linens
  • Select furniture
  • And much, much more!

Missouri Valley

601 Ontario Street
Missouri Valley, IA 51555
Phone: 1 712 600 6554



  • Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Closed on Sundays

Council Bluffs

1732 Madison Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
Phone: 712 256 3907



  • Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm


Missouri Valley:

We accept donations at our 601 Ontario Street, Missouri Valley, IA location from 10 am – 6:30 pm Monday to Friday and from 10 am – 4:30 pm on Saturday. For donation questions, please email us or call 712.600.6554.

Council Bluffs:

We accept donations at our 1732 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA location from 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and 12 pm – 4 pm on Sunday.  For donation questions, please email us or call 712-256-3907.

When donating, please keep in mind:

  • Your donations to Share the Ware are tax deductible.
  • We are looking for new and gently used clothing for all sizes, household goods, jewelry and books.
  • Soiled, broken or items of or in poor condition cannot be sold and we will have to dispose of them at our expense.
  • As of January 1st, 2016 we can no longer accept TVs or computer monitors.
  • We cannot accept the following items: non-working electronics; wet, soiled or broken items; soiled or torn clothing or any of the following: upholstered furniture, waterbeds, mattresses, decorator curtain rods, washer/dryers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets/water tanks, shower doors, refrigerators/freezers, ranges/stoves, oil heaters, large microwaves, movie projectors or screens, doors/screens, windows, lumber, paint, rug pads, cleaning supplies, car/truck batteries, tire/wheels, fluorescent light bulb or fixtures, mimeograph machines.


The Share the Ware store is staffed by a Store Manager, shift managers, sales associates and many dedicated volunteers! We do need volunteer support and we’d love your assistance!  Volunteers may work as many days or hours as desired to help stock merchandise, serve customers and maintain the appearance of the store. We appreciate our volunteers!