Melissa’s Hope Chest

Melissa’s Hope Chest

Melissa’s Hope Chest is a thrift store that offers hope and security to victims and survivors of domestic violence.  All profits from the store go directly to Family Crisis Centers to serve victims living in our communities. 

You can always find a large selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, household items, décor and much more.  Inventory changes daily – stop by and shop sometime!  The store is located in Sioux Center, IA at 1769 1st Ave SW. 

Melissa’s Hope Chest depends on donations to keep the store running and successful.  Donations are accepted year round at the rear of the building.  There are some things that MHC does not accept which includes:

  • Stuffed Animals
  • Encyclopedias/Magazines/Papers
  • Textbooks
  • Expired Car Seats
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Paints/Used Cleaners
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Used Make-Up/Toiletries/Hair Items
  • TVs/Computers/Printers
  • Outdated Electronics
  • Any Broken Items
  • Wire Hangers
  • Used Mini Blinds

Store Phone Number | 712.722.4488

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday| 10a-5p
Saturday| 10a-4p
Sunday| Closed

Drop-Off Hours:
Monday-Saturday| 9a-4p
Sunday| Closed


Volunteers are always welcome!  Help is needed with sorting and stocking.  If you’re interested in volunteering at Melissa’s, contact Joan at 712.722.4488 or email