The New Life Center (Ray Raines New Life Center), at the corner of Memorial Drive (12th Street) and Liberty Street, is a bustling center of recycling and donation activity. It began as an expression of our care for the earth and, specifically, our neighborhood, but it also creates a safe place for Mission residents to learn and use life job skills. It is a place where everyone and everything receives a second chance.

Mission residents assist drivers in the drop-off area by greeting and emptying their vehicles of donated items. These items are then placed in the warehouse where Mission residents, along with paid staff and volunteers, sort clothing, clean furniture, repair electronics and much more. Certain items are set aside for the purpose of clothing Mission residents and another portion is set aside for families that have been serviced by our Family Services department. Both of these Mission services are provided at no cost.

The largest majority of the donated items eventually end up in the Attic Window Thrift stores. Currently there are (5) Attic Window stores. Recyclable items (see list below) are sold by weight to outside vendors. Income from the Attic Window and recyclable sales help fuel the Men’s, Women’s and Family Services, Community Lunch, and more.


Last year, the New Life Center recycled 1,554,357 pounds of paper, cardboard, metal, and other recyclables.


We are happy to accept any of the following recyclable items:

  • Paper-  Office/Newspaper/Magazines
  • Aluminum (all kinds)
  • Metals of all kinds
  • Non-Working Large Appliances (Refrigerators, stoves, freezers, washers & Dryers)

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT (for recycle or resale)

The Muncie Mission reserves the right to refuse items that are unsalable or non-recyclable.

  • Dishwashers
  • Ripped or broken furniture
  • Glass or wood windows
  • Under the cabinet microwaves
  • Organs & Pianos
  • Water softeners
  • Console/Projection TV’s
  • Fireproof file cabinets/large safes
  • Wet, smelly or soiled items
  • Items with bed bugs, lice or other bugs
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • Glass to recycle (we do not recycle glass)
  • Plastic to recycle (we do not recycle plastic)


Attic Window – Muncie / South

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Muncie, IN; Memorial Dr.400 W. Memorial Drive
M-F 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sat. 9 am – 3:30 pm
Phone: (765) 288-9122, ext.207
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 201

Attic Window – Muncie / North

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Muncie, IN; Broadway Blvd.3400 N. Broadway Avenue
M-Sat.  9 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: (765) 288-9122, ext. 301
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 201

Attic Window – Winchester*

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Winchester, IN.120 S. Meridian Street – Winchester
M-F 10 am – 4:45 pm; Sat. 10 am – 2:45 pm
Phone: (765) 288-9122, ext. 501
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 201

Attic Window – Hartford City*

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Hartford City, IN.108 N. Jefferson Street – Hartford City
M-F 9 am – 4:45 pm; Sat. 9 am – 2:45 pm
Phone: (765) 288-9122, ext. 401
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 201

Attic Window – New Castle

Attic Window Thrift store locations include New Castle, IN.511 N Memorial Dr. – New Castle
M-Sat. 9 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: (765)465-4700
For pick up or delivery call:
(765)288-9122, ext. 201

*(No recyclable items accepted for these locations. Only clothing and furniture.)

Who to Call With Questions

If you are unsure as to whether we can recycle certain items, please call us at the Ray Raines New Life Center, at (765) 288-9122, ext. 201.


In a few simple steps we will have your request and donation in our system.