Airman’s Attic benefits Tinker families

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  • By 72nd Force Support Squadron
  • Airman and Family Readiness Center
The Tinker Airman's Attic, located in the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 6001, offers young Airmen and their families a place to pick up household items, clothes and toys for children -- free of charge.

The facility is run by volunteers and stocks items military members want to pass on. The Attic offers a great opportunity for the base community as well as the off-base community to support Airmen who are in need of a few household items.

The Airman's Attic is open to the public for shopping from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. However, donations are accepted weekdays during A&FRC regular hours of operation, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Attic does not offer income tax vouchers for donations. All donations should be both serviceable and clean.

The Attic accepts the following donations:
· Dishes and glassware
· Books and other media
· Electronics
· Clothing
· Baby items
· Military uniforms

Although the Attic appreciates any and all donations, they are no longer accepting large furniture items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, couches, dining room tables and beds. There simply is not enough storage space to showcase these items. If you have items of this sort to donate you are asked to call the A&FRC at 739-2747 with a brief description of the item to be donated. The information will be posted on the Attic bulletin board with your contact information for interested Airmen to call and arrange pick up.

Recently, the Attic received large, unclean and unserviceable items dropped off in the back and outside of the A&FRC building. They have also received hazardous materials such as paint, industrial waste and undergarments and purses which contain personal items. In most cases these items are left on the back dock of the building during weekend hours when the neither the A&FRC or Airman's Attic are open. This has created a safety hazard and poses a danger to the volunteers and staff. If weekends are the only convenient times for you to drop off donations, use some of the resources in the local community that are open during these times.

All donated items should be items worth having. Using the Attic allows Tinker Airmen to receive used, slightly used and sometimes new items to help reduce financial stress. With your cooperation, we will be able continue to provide this most valuable service to the Tinker community.