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"Share the Ware is a more integrated work setting, which is providing 14 clients retail training skills while allowing them to work on their soft skills. Share the Ware provides a transitional point between the sheltered workshop and community based employment." Clint Sargent, Program Director - Vocational Training

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.

Store Details

Share the Ware is located at 601 Ontario Street in Missouri Valley, IA. Our phone number is 712.600.6554.


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

What you’ll find at Share the Ware:

  • New and gently used clothing
  • Jewelry and accessories
  • Housewares
  • Craft items
  • Bedding and linens
  • Select furniture


Dropping off your donations: 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.

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, Crossroads of Western Iowa Support Coaches and Clients 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!