Why Donate With Us?

Community Thrift is an independent and non-discriminatory establishment -- when you donate with us you can pick your favorite charity! We accept donations on behalf of our charity partners, sell the items in our store, and then disburse the proceeds.


How to Donate

The donation door is open from 10am-5pm every day. It is located on the south side of the building on Sycamore Alley, parallel to 18th Street and perpendicular to Mission and Valencia Streets (Sycamore runs one way from Mission toward Valencia). Please take a look at our Welcome/Unaccpetable Donations lists before bringing your items to the store.

Furniture pick-up is available in San Francisco Sunday-Thursday. Please note we usually book about 3-4 weeks in advance. Call us at (415) 861-4910 to make an appointment.


Welcome Donations

  • Clean, gently used adult clothing and shoes
  • Jewelry and Accessories
  • Art and Collectibles
  • Household Furniture
  • Housewares
  • Movies and Music
  • Electronics
  • Books

Items should be in clean and sell-able condition. Some items are subject to refusal. If we have to throw it away, it's an expense to us and the charities we serve.


Unacceptable Donations

Items that are broken, chipped, cracked, damaged, dirty, odorous, scratched, worn-out, stained, torn, wet, moldy, rusty, frayed, disassembled or incomplete DO NOT SELL. Items that have spent numerous seasons exposed to pet hair or the elements DO NOT SELL. Items that have survived a month of garage sales DO NOT SELL. We are forced to haul items like these to the dump, which is costly and wasteful, and takes away funds from our quarterly disbursements to charities.

  • Automobiles
  • Baby Furniture
  • Children’s Clothing and Toys
  • Linens/Fabric
  • Car Seats
  • Strollers
  • Cribs
  • Hi-Chairs
  • Bowling Balls
  • Chemicals
  • Console TVs or Stereos
  • Desks Longer Than 5 Ft
  • Metal Desks
  • Particle Board Furniture
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Food Products
  • Inflatable Items
  • Mattresses
  • Futons
  • Bed Frames
  • Box Springs
  • Sofa Beds
  • Hangers
  • Medical Supplies or Equipment
  • VHS Tapes
  • Humidifiers
  • Fax Machines
  • Copiers
  • Ski Equipment
  • Encyclopedias
  • Blinds
  • Printers/Scanners
  • Steam Cleaners
  • Cosmetics
  • Xmas Trees/Stands (Other Xmas decor only accepted Sept. through Dec.)
  • Lateral Filing Cabinets
  • Rugs
  • Curtains
  • Major Appliances


Community Thrift is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency and your donation is tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 23-7262039. We can only provide one tax receipt per donor.