Donation Center

Donate At Our Store's Drive Up Donation Center

3190 Atlanta Highway
Athens, GA 30606

Monday – Saturday
8:00am – 8:00pm

11:00am – 7:00pm

Why Choose America’s Thrift’s Augusta Donation Center For Your Donations

Operated by America’s Thrift Stores, the Athens donation center ensures that every item donated not only secures a new home but also supports impactful causes, such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The contributions here finance vital programs for children with serious health conditions. The partnership with local charities signifies that your simple act of giving can lead to significant changes. America’s Thrift simplifies donating with services like free home pickup for large items and convenient drop-off points for quicker donations.

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What Can You Donate In Athens?

You can donate a broad range of items, catering to the diverse needs of the communities that America’s Thrift Stores support. From gently used clothing and accessories to furniture, household goods, electronics, and toys, we warmly welcome your donations. Discover more about what you can donate here: What to donate.

Clothing Donations

America’s Thrift accepts a diverse collection of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Whether it’s seasonal wear, formal outfits, or everyday garments that no longer match your style or size, your donations can provide essential clothing to those in need. Making sure these items are clean and in good condition ensures they are immediately beneficial to others.

Furniture Donations

Furniture donations are crucial in equipping the homes of those starting fresh or in need. Items such as sofas, tables, bed frames, and chairs, when gently used, can transform an empty space into a welcoming home. Donating furniture aids individuals and families directly and also helps the environment by extending the lifespan of these items.

Household Goods Donations

Your donated kitchenware, decorative items, and small appliances can start anew in another home. Such goods that contribute to making a house functional and comfortable are especially valued. Ensuring these items are operational and clean increases their immediate usefulness and impact.

Electronics And Kids Toys Donations

Gently used electronics, ranging from smartphones to gaming consoles, along with toys, can offer significant entertainment and educational benefits to those who might otherwise not afford them. Donating these items greatly enhances the lives of the recipients, providing them with both learning opportunities and fun activities.

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How Your Donations Help The Athens Community And Beyond

Donating at our Athens store donation center doesn’t just clear space at home; it significantly benefits others. These donations provide affordable items to those in need and support the charity partners of America’s Thrift Stores, including organizations dedicated to improving the lives of local children and aiding those combating addiction. Your contributions make a real impact, reaching people in Athens and beyond. Additionally, by recycling usable items, America’s Thrift Stores contribute to environmental conservation, reducing waste, and promoting sustainable practices.

Easy Ways To Donate Your Household Items In Athens

America’s Thrift makes donating straightforward and convenient. We offer several options to simplify the donation process:

  • Drop-Off Donations at your local America’s Thrift Store: Our Athens store donation center includes a drive-up service allowing you to easily drop off your items without leaving your car, ensuring a quick and efficient donation experience.
  • Free Home Pickup: For larger items like furniture or for those with multiple items but unable to transport them, we provide a free home pickup service. A simple call or online booking will arrange for your items to be collected directly from your home.
  • Local Donation Bin Drop Off: For added convenience, America’s Thrift has over 2,000 donation bins located throughout the community. Accessible 24/7, these bins make it easy to donate clothing and small items whenever suits you best. Each bin is clearly marked and regularly emptied, ensuring your donations are securely collected and processed, ideal for those preferring a quick, contact-free donation method.

These varied options are designed to meet everyone’s circumstances, facilitating your contribution to the positive cycle of donating and supporting within the community.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Donating

How do I know my donated items will be put to good use?

Every item donated to America’s Thrift Stores in Athens is meticulously sorted, graded, and priced to ensure it helps someone in need. Items not sold are recycled, contributing to community support and reducing waste. This process prevents over 55 million pounds of usable goods from entering landfills each year, reinforcing our commitment to environmental sustainability and community welfare. This effort also significantly reduces our overall environmental footprint.

Can businesses donate overstock or unsold merchandise?

Yes, we welcome business donations of overstock or unsold merchandise. These contributions are crucial for offering a wide selection of affordable goods to our customers while supporting our charitable efforts. Please reach out to discuss how your business can participate.

Can donors receive a receipt for their donation?

Absolutely. Donors can obtain a receipt for tax deduction purposes at You can also download a donation receipt here: Donation Receipts.

How should items be prepared for donation?

Please ensure your items are clean and, if applicable, functioning properly before donating. Clothing should be washed, and electronic items should be in working order.

How are unsold items handled?

Unsold items at America’s Thrift Stores are managed through recycling, further donations, and online sales, stopping over 55 million pounds of goods from reaching landfills annually. We collaborate with recycling companies and donate to developing countries, while also giving items another chance through our online platforms. This comprehensive approach ensures every item is either given a second life or repurposed responsibly.