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2424 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085

Wednesday, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM




Home Decor



& Accessories

Bed & Bath



Business & Residential

About The Shop

“Changing Lives” Upscale Resale Shop (CLURS) has a wide variety of merchandise such as: professional, formal and casual clothing for the entire family, business and home furniture, home décor, shoes, bath accessories, bedding, window coverings, artwork, books, toys, jewelry and more.


Most of our merchandise is gently used, but some items are donated directly from department stores. Our Shop occasionally carries designer and brand name clothing and accessories. Our gently used furniture ranges from vintage to high-end pieces, such as bedroom dressers and chests, end and side tables, living room sets, dinette sets, desks, bookcases, display cases, and children’s furniture.


  • Just moved into your first apartment and YOU need furniture, bed linens, and bath accessories?

  • Visiting a sick family member at a local healthcare center, your trip extended, weather changed and YOU need more clothing?

  • Shopping for your next job interview?

  • You are an antique shop or you restore furniture and are looking for new pieces?

  • You are a small business owner looking for affordable furniture for your office?


Our antique and collectable merchandise include china sets, wedding gowns, toys, pottery sets, cameras and more. You may find a great deal!


1. Drop-off availability

  • We are happy to take your donations during regular shop hours. 

  • Small items can be dropped off anytime during regular shop hours.

  • Large furniture donation drop-offs - by appointment only. 

  • A tax exempt letter will be provided for all donations.


2. Pick-up availability

  • Pick-up for furniture donations only, by appointment


3. What we take

  • Gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, purses, office and residential furniture, home décor, books, small appliances & toys

  • We ask that items are brought in a box or a bin.  We cannot accept items that are in plastic bags


4.  Items not accepted

  • The Shop does not allow the following items under any circumstance: hazardous or combustible material, pornography, alcoholic beverages, firearms, large appliances, power tools or electronics 

  • The Shop will not accept clothing or furniture that is unclean, torn, broken, missing pieces, and unusable small appliances.


We are looking for volunteers to help in the resale shop. Please contact Lisa Hayes, CAP Volunteer Program at



The CAP “Changing Lives” Upscale Resale Shop opened in November 2013.  “Changing Lives” Upscale Resale Shop (CLURS) is a social enterprise of the Community Action Partnership of Lake County. For over 50 years, Community Action Partnership of Lake County (CAPOLC), a nonprofit organization, has administered:

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization

  • Lake County Head Start (Early Childhood Development Program)

  • Youth and Family Services (Youth Prevention Services, Emergency   Assistance and Food Pantry)

  • Affordable Housing programs


The Mission of the Community Action Partnership of Lake County is to reduce the causes and effects of poverty, promote self-sufficiency of families and individuals with low incomes and improve the standard of living in the Lake County service area.


CAPOLC is one of 1,000 agencies across the United States established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on poverty.  As part of a national network, the agencies work to strengthen, promote and represent the voice of the more than 34.5 million people who are living in poverty in the U.S.  


The CAPOLC social enterprises provide job opportunities and income enabling the Agency to be more innovative in our service approach. Profit for the social enterprises provide much needed funding to support services assisting low income working families.


CLURS works with townships, social service agencies and other nonprofit organizations to provide business clothing at a reasonable cost for job seekers and more. Shopping/donating at the CAP “Changing Lives” Upscale Resale Shop supports low income individuals and families in Lake County.

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