CAPTAIN's Treasures

The Capital District's best next-to-new store!

CAPTAIN's Treasures Next-to-New Shop


CAPTAIN's Treasures is a special next-to-new store that provides gently-used, quality clothing and home goods at great savings for families - all while supporting kids, families, and seniors in our community through CAPTAIN CHS's over 30 programs and services.

More than 60 dedicated volunteers help to operate the store and organize the generous daily outpouring of donations from the community. A shopping trip to CAPTAIN's Treasures is an enjoyable, affordable experience for people of all ages and interests!

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from CAPTAIN's Treasures supports programs for kids, families, and seniors through CAPTAIN CHS's programs and services.

CAPTAIN's Treasures also provides clothing and household goods at no cost to deserving individuals or families suffering significant hardships, such as victims of domestic violence or theft, or who have lost their homes due to fire or other disaster. If you're in need, please call 518-371-1185 for additional information on the Voucher Program.


Monthly Specials

CAPTAIN's Treasures November 2021 Specials

NOVEMBER 1 - 7
Clothing - 50% off

NOVEMBER 8 - 14
Household Items - 50% off

NOVEMBER 15 - 21
Shoes & Purses - 50% off

NOVEMBER 22 - 28
Household - 50% off

*Note Treasures is closed November 25th and 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

NOVEMBER 29 - 30
Jewelry - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have final say.


Location & Hours

Store Hours

  • Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday:  10:00am - 3:00pm

Treasures is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Eve (open, but closing early at 2pm), New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Treasures is also closed on the Sunday before any holiday and, in the event a holiday falls on the weekend, the store will close the entire weekend and the Monday that follows.

Store Location

Treasures is located at 1705 Route 9 in Clifton Park, in the same plaza as the Cookie Factory, Jocelynn's Bridal, and Synder's Restaurant.


Donations

Thank you for considering CAPTAIN's Treasures as your donation destination for gently used clothing, housewares, and small furniture. Your generosity supports children, families, and seniors in fourteen counties throughout the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, and North Country through CAPTAIN CHS's over 30 programs and services.

Donation Hours:

  • Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday:  10:00am - 2:00pm

Please refrain from dropping off donations when the store is closed. Items dropped off in the bins behind the store are inaccessible to Treasures staff and volunteers. However, CAPTAIN CHS does receive reimbursement by weight for any fabric in the bins.

Donation FAQ

  • When and where can I drop off my donations?

    You can drop off your donations to CAPTAIN's Treasures during the following hours:

    • Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Donations can be dropped off at the rear of the building. You'll see a door labeled with CAPTAIN CHS's logo and additional information.

    It's strongly encouraged that you call 518-383-1788 prior to dropping off donations. Due to space constraints and our generous community, at times we're unable to accept additional goods until we've sorted through current donations.

  • Clothing Donations

    We gladly accept clothing that is in season, in style, clean, and odor-free. It's extremely helpful to our volunteers if clothing is clean and folded at drop-off. Shoes, belts, and purses must be in very good condition.

  • Household Item Donations

    We gladly accept dishes, cookware, bake ware, glassware, eating and cooking utensils and collectibles that are clean and free of chips, cracks, and dents. Small appliances are accepted if they are clean and in excellent working condition. Linens and bedding should be washed, odor, and stain-free.

  • Children's Items Donations

    We gladly accept clean and stain-free clothing, linens, and children's books in good condition.

  • Furniture Donations

    Please call 518-383-1788 prior to dropping off any furniture or large donations. The store has limited space and limited ability to manage heavy items. You can email photos to joann@captaincares.org to review. Any accepted furniture must be in "move-in" condition, meaning it cannot be soiled, broken, moldy, severely scratched, covered with pet hair, or smelling of smoke. We are unable to pick-up or deliver furniture and we generally do not have volunteers or staff who are able to assist you in unloading.

  • Other Donations

    Books and artwork will be accepted on an as-needed basis. Due to space constraints, we may be unable to accept your donation. Please call 518-383-1788 in advance of heading out to be sure.

  • What items cannot be donated to CAPTAIN's Treasures?
    • Torn, stained, out-of-season or out-of-style clothing
    • Intimate apparel and bathing suits
    • Computers, televisions, printers, and old electronics (speakers, stereos, phones, etc.)
    • DVDs and CDs
    • Heavy exercise equipment (treadmills, Bowflex, etc.)
    • Large appliances (dishwashers, clothes washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.)
    • Mattresses, box springs, or entertainment centers
    • Textbooks, encyclopedia, Readers Digest condensations, magazines, calendars
    • Collectable dolls
    • Toys, stuffed animals, board games
    • Cribs, strollers, high chairs, car seats, crib bumpers, etc.
    • Sports equipment
    • Bicycles (bikes in good condition may be donated at the CAPTAIN CHS Clifton Park office)
    • Luggage that is soiled or in poor condition and/or without wheels
    • Stained, dirty, or broken housewares or small appliances, and large sharp knives
    • Cassette tapes or VCR tapes
    • Religious articles of any kind
    • Wallpaper or blinds
    • Shower seats or commodes
    • Light fixtures (wire in) or fluorescent light bulbs
    • Hangers
    • Large Christmas trees
  • What about bicycles?

    CAPTAIN's Treasures does not accept bicycles. However, CAPTAIN CHS will gladly receive your donation of bicycles in good working condition through our Bike Works program. Drop-off Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm at our Clifton Park Office (5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3, Clifton Park). Call 518-371-1185 for additional details.

  • What about holiday items? Can I donate new toys?

    While CAPTAIN's Treasures cannot accept toys in any condition, CAPTAIN CHS operates multiple holiday giving programs that will gladly distribute your gift to local families and children in need. Please call 518-371-1185 for additional information.

Donation Guidelines