Community Thrift is an independent and non-discriminatory non-profit establishment — when you donate with us you can pick your favorite charity and get a tax receipt! We accept donations on behalf of our charity partners, sell the items in our store, and then disburse the proceeds.
The donation door is open from 10am-5pm almost every day (check here for holiday hours.) 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 lists of Welcome Donations and Unacceptable Donations 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.
Items should be in clean and sellable 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.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept everything. 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. There are also several specific items that we cannot accept for a variety of reasons.
Community Thrift Store is a non-profit organization with a small staff dedicated to providing our neighbors with a sustainable way to repurpose their unneeded items while supporting their favorite Bay Area charities. Be sure to check our lists of acceptable and unacceptable items. Here are some tips that can help us make the most of your donation:
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.