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Something Special Store2024-05-02T09:54:02-05:00

Something Special Store


  • Shelter residents and their children receive shoes and clothing from our resale shop since these items are frequently left behind when they flee.
  • Our transitional housing apartments are completely furnished with donated furniture and housewares from our resale shop.
  • Shelter residents receive furniture and household items from Something Special when re-building their homes and lives.
  • Revenue from the store helps keep the shelter open.

The Montgomery County Women’s Center could not continue to serve and support survivors without your donations of time, talents, and financial gifts. Many clients come to our shelter with nothing but the clothes on their back. By donating tangible items, you can provide women and children with what they need to rebuild their lives free from abuse and fear. We accept a wide variety of donations. Please donate items that are in good working condition. When we receive items that are broken, torn, damaged, or stained, we must dispose of them, this raises our expenses and reduces the revenue available to help those we serve. Due to rising transportation costs and our limited resources, we politely request that if your donation is small enough to fit in your vehicle that you bring it to our store.


We live in a community of very giving individuals and are always in need of donated merchandise. Please clean out those closets, straighten up the garage, and buy that new couch!

We will gratefully accept your items!

Just drive around to the back of the store, and a staff member will gladly unload your donations and offer a receipt for tax purposes.

Items Accepted

  • Furniture for home or patio
  • New or gently used clothing or accessories
  • Sporting goods Housewares and linens Jewelry Baby clothing Collectibles and Antiques Shoes and purses
  • Seasonal items
  • Bridal gowns
  • Bicycles
  • Area rugs
  • Dishes
  • Head boards and bed frames
  • DVD’s and CD’s

  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Art, décor and framed mirrors
  • Hand tools and small power tools
  • Yard and garden equipment

Items Not Accepted

  • Oversized televisions and larger big back televisions (working flat screens only)
  • TV stands for big backed televisions
  • Armoires without backs or with holes
  • Metal desks, L-shaped desks, or desks longer than 5 ft
  • Multiple piece entertainment centers (must be 1 piece and small enough for 2 men to carry)
  • Outdoor swimming pools, playhouses, swing sets, and trampolines
  • Fish tanks
  • Fabric recliners
  • Sets of encyclopedias and law books
  • Mattresses, Day beds, trundle beds, waterbeds, platform beds, and futons
  • Stuffed animals (unless new with tags attached)
  • Damaged or items with missing parts

Schedule a Pick Up

If you have large items or furniture to donate, call (936) 441-4044, ext.53 and we will come to you!

**Some restrictions may apply.

Shopping Hours & Location

19073 I-45 South, Shenandoah (in the Portofino Plaza next to Sam’s Club)
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 9am – 6pm
Phone: (281) 292-0443


MCWC has started a VIP SHOPPERS CLUB for Something Special- our Resale Shop
Text “SSVIP” to 51555, to get special sales sent straight to your phone!!!
Members of the VIP SHOPPERS CLUB receive:

  • Texts about FLASH SALES


Hello Shoppers! Please note that Something Special will be closed for shopping and donations on the following holidays.

  • January 1, 2024 (New Year’s Day)

  • January 15, 2024 (Martin Luther King, Jr Day)

  • May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day)

  • July 4, 2024 (Independence Day)

  • September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)

  • November 28-29, 2024 (Thanksgiving)

  • December 24 & December 25, 2024 (Christmas)

What Montgomery County Women’s Center

Means to Me

I used to think I was alone in the world and that nobody would understand that I was an outcast – that I’d be the one to stand out in a sea of people. Then I finally told someone my story. I found the women’s center – a place for my voice to be heard, a place where I found my voice, a place where people understand me more where the weight on my shoulders wasn’t so great – a safe place – the first place I genuinely laughed and smiled – a place to cry where no one judges. “Broken wings will heal and one day you will fly again.”

-- Stephanie
Teen Space Support Group Participant

The Montgomery County Women’s Center came into my life when I needed it the most, but I didn’t know that at the time. Being in an abusive relationship you think that YOU were doing something wrong or you can “fix” them. When I started to hear the patterns and then see the patterns, I knew I needed to change something. That change ended up being hard but they were with me through those hard times. I can honestly say that I’m in a better place now because of the work they did for me and with me.

-- Rob
High School Teacher

The Women’s Center plays a critical role in restoring the lives of individuals in our community. As an advocacy agency they continue to contribute to assisting without placing judgment or expectations upon those who are in need of their services. It is a true example of how lives can change when a combination of understanding and compassion meet.

-- Amber Dana
Community Partner/Advocate

If one year ago today you told me I’d be coming to a teen group & a part of the Youth Advisory Committee I’d look at you crazy. I never thought I’d be happy again. The Women’s Center has given me hope, courage, support. A place where I know I have a voice, where I know I can be open; truly. I can now say I’m a strong individual; I can set boundaries. I am more than what happened to me, I’m stronger, I’m better. Being a part of this group has helped me see my worth. It has changed my life for the better.

-- Samantha
Teen Space Support Group Participant

Montgomery County Women’s Center means empowerment, courage, love, & stability. The people here don’t pity me but they share empathy with me; they hear me. The counseling at has helped so much. It has helped me understand that it wasn’t my fault and to take control of the situation. It’s more of a safe place to let all my thoughts out.

-- Daisy
Support Group Participant

The Women’s Center has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. At the shelter I felt safe and was given resources to be able to stand on my own – away from my abuser. Then at Reaching Pines, I feel very supported and appreciate learning how to protect myself and notice red flags in future relationships.

-- Susan
Reaching Pines Resident

The Montgomery County Women’s Center is truly a life saver! The services provided are just invaluable. There really are no words to express my appreciation. The material covered through the Personal Empowerment Program classes is very well put together and I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend and gain knowledge.

-- Ashley
Domestic Violence Education Class Participant

For my students, The Women’s Center opens up a conversation about topics that are not always easy to address. It provides impactful information that can be eye opening and new to some, but very emotionally relevant to others. They then can take this information and related issues into their future work place, home, relationships. It can teach them what a healthy relationship is and what red flags to look for. Having the Outreach Team come speak to them is a wonderful teaching tool.

-- Susie
Sam Houston State University Professor

To the community Montgomery County Women’s Center means fellowship. It give us an identity and strength. It provides a reason to come together and work for a purpose and to surround each other with support.

-- Courtney
Sam Houston State University Professor

To me, The Women’s Center means the ability to start over on my own. It means new found freedom and assistance. To the community it means HOPE.

-- Jasmine
Counseling Client

For me, The Montgomery County Women’s Center is a lighthouse where there was once darkness. It is a place of healing.

-- Doris
Counseling Client

My volunteer experience has been so positive. Everyone who I come into contact here, every staff person, has been so helpful. It has made my experience very supportive. Being able to look back on the last two years and think about how many hours I’ve been on-call and how many people I’ve been able to talk to, it’s such a good feeling. Knowing that I’ve made a difference in my community and, hopefully, in the lives of those survivors is the best feeling and an amazing experience.

-- Sharon

The Montgomery County Women’s Center helped me realize the impact I can make in another’s life with only a few words!

-- Jamie

The Montgomery County Women’s Center means education. They provide the most comprehensive training for volunteers to be ready on their first shift. I am learning everyday through my work with them. My mind is more open.

-- Scarlett

The Women’s Center means the realization that as a community we are not doing enough to protect, believe, and empower survivors. By supporting the center I am able to change that.

-- Justin

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