Message From Our President

Welcome to America's Thrift Store website

ken-sobaskiWelcome! Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about who we are, what we do, and most importantly – why we do it.

As you have seen in our advertising, we are the place…”Where every purchase helps others!” How does that work? We take donations of gently used clothing and other household items on behalf of our supported ministries and charities.  This partnership allows us to support our ministries and charities by paying for the donations we collect in their name and selling those items in our stores. Our goal over the next 10 years is to contribute over $100 million to those ministries and charities. We hope by donating and shopping with us you’ll help us achieve that goal.

Our company has a donation network of over 2,300 locations. We also offer a home pick-up service to make the donation process easy for you. Take a look at the donate page to find a donation center near you or to arrange a home pick up.  Nothing donated is wasted. We recycle all items that are not suitable for resale.  We even recycle the cardboard and bags in which we receive our donations.

Ever thought of a thrift store as a treasure trove?  With a wide variety of merchandise, it is for everyone.  We process and stock approximately 8,000 donated items daily in each store.  With different items being placed on our racks and shelves, our store really is “A New Store Everyday.”  What treasures are you looking for?  For someone that may mean it’s ‘Back to School’ time and a mother can outfit a growing family for under $50. For others, it may be finding that unique cup and saucer that replaces the missing pieces of their grandmother’s china set. Whatever your treasure, you can find it in our stores, so shop often because you never know what you’ll find.  Check out our Thrifty Treasures pages for some examples of the treasures you may find!

Never shopped a thrift store?  No problem!  Our how to shop a thrift store page has the tools you need to be a thrift store champion! Look it over, come on in and enjoy the shopping experience.

In addition to investing in charities and Christian ministries, we also invest and employ over 1,000 people over our 17 stores and many donation sites.  We are proud to provide career opportunities to those who want to make a difference and learn skills which allow them to move up in our company.  If you’re looking for a place to work, grow and make a difference, America’s Thrift Stores is the perfect opportunity for you.

Finally, thank you for your donations, for being a customer and most importantly for supporting our charities and ministries!  By donating and shopping with us, you are helping make a difference in many lives across the southeast.



Ken Sobaski


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Ministries and Charities We Support (Click to learn more)

Children's Heathcare of Atlanta Children's Heathcare of Atlanta Home of Grace Teen Challenge International Teen Challenge Mid-South