Donation Times

The donation door is open from 10am-5pm every day.

Where to Donate

Our Donation Door 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.

Welcome Donations

  • Clean, gently used, adult clothing
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Costumes and Leather
  • Shoes, Boots
  • Books & Stationery
  • Art, Mirrors & Seasonal Decorations
  • Bicycles
  • Collectibles
  • Housewares
  • Furniture *
  • CDs, Records, Cassettes, Videos, DVDs
  • Lamps & Electronics
  • Bric a Brac
  • Luggage and Baskets
  • Crutches, Wheelchairs, Walkers

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.

* Furniture pick-up is available in San Francisco Sunday-Thursday. Call (415)861-4910 to make an appointment. Please note we usually book about 1-2 weeks in advance.

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.

Some unacceptable items include:

  • 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
  • Humidifiers
  • Fax Machines
  • Copiers
  • Ski Equipment
  • Encyclopedias
  • Blinds
  • Printers/Scanners
  • Steam Cleaners
  • Cosmetics
  • Xmas Trees/Stands
  • 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.