Donation Center

Donate At Our Store's Drive Up Donation Center

248 Northgate Mall Dr.
Suite 122
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Monday – Saturday
8:00am – 9:00pm

11:00am – 8:00pm

Why Choose America’s Thrift’s Chattanooga Donation Center For Your Donations?

Operated by America’s Thrift Stores, the Chattanooga donation center ensures that each item donated not only finds a new home but also supports meaningful causes, like Adult and Teen Challenge Mid-South. The donations made here help fund transformative programs for individuals facing life challenges. America’s Thrift Stores’ collaboration with local charities means that your simple act of giving can lead to significant change. America’s Thrift makes donating convenient with services like free home pickup for large items and easily accessible drop-off points for faster donations.

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What Can You Donate In Chattanooga?

The range of items you can donate is extensive, reflecting the diverse needs of the communities America’s Thrift Stores support. From gently used clothing and accessories to furniture, household goods, electronics, and toys, your donations are warmly welcomed. Learn more about what to donate here: What to donate.

Clothing Donations

America’s Thrift invites donations of a wide array of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Whether it’s seasonal wear, formal attire, or everyday clothes that no longer suit your style or size, your contributions can assist individuals and families in need. It is important that these items are clean and in good condition to be immediately useful to someone else.

Furniture Donations

Furniture donations are vital in helping furnish the homes of those starting anew or in need. Items like sofas, tables, bed frames, and chairs, when gently used, can turn a house into a home. Donating furniture not only directly supports individuals and families but also helps the environment by extending the lifespan of these goods.

Household Goods Donations

Your donated kitchenware, decorative items, and small appliances can breathe new life into another home. Items that contribute to making a house functional and comfortable are greatly appreciated. Ensuring these items are in working order and clean boosts their immediate usability and impact.

Electronics and Kids Toys Donations

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

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How Your Donations Help The Chattanooga Community And Beyond

Donating at our Chattanooga store donation center doesn’t just create more space in your home; it also makes a significant impact on others. These donations provide affordable items for those in need and support the charitable efforts of America’s Thrift Stores, including organizations dedicated to improving the lives of local children and aiding those struggling with addiction. Your contributions have a tangible effect, reaching individuals in Chattanooga and beyond. Moreover, by recycling usable items, America’s Thrift Stores help promote environmental conservation by reducing waste and fostering sustainable practices.

Easy Ways To Donate Your Household Items In Chattanooga

Donating to America’s Thrift is structured to be as accessible and straightforward as possible. We offer several convenient options to facilitate the donation process:

  • Drop-Off at Your Local America’s Thrift Store: Our Chattanooga store provides a drive-up service that allows you to conveniently drop off your items without having to leave your car. This service is quick and efficient, making your donation experience hassle-free.
  • Free Home Pickup: For larger items like furniture, or if you have multiple items to donate but cannot transport them, America’s Thrift Stores offer a free home pickup service. A simple call or online booking is all it takes to have your items collected directly from your home.
  • Local Donation Bin Drop-Off: For added convenience, America’s Thrift maintains over 2,000 donation bins across the community. Accessible 24/7, these bins allow you to donate clothing and small items whenever it suits your schedule. Each bin is clearly labeled and regularly emptied, ensuring that your donations are securely gathered and processed. This method is perfect for those who prefer a quick, contact-free donation option.

These diverse methods are designed to accommodate everyone’s circumstances, making it easier for you to contribute to the ongoing cycle of donating and community support.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Every item donated to America’s Thrift Stores in Chattanooga is carefully sorted, graded, and priced to ensure it benefits someone who needs it. Items not sold are recycled, helping to reduce waste and support broader community initiatives. This careful process prevents over 55 million pounds of usable goods from filling landfills each year, reinforcing our commitment to environmental sustainability and the well-being of our community. This also helps minimize our collective environmental impact.

Can businesses donate overstock or unsold merchandise?

Yes, we invite businesses to donate overstock or unsold merchandise. These donations are crucial for providing a broad range of affordable items to our customers while supporting our charitable partners like Adult and Teen Challenge Mid-South. Please reach out to discuss how your business can help.

Can donors receive a receipt for their donation?

Absolutely. Donors can obtain a donation 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 that your items are clean and, if applicable, in working order before donating. Clothes should be laundered, and electronic items should be functional.

How are unsold items handled?

Unsold items at America’s Thrift Stores are managed through recycling, additional donations, and online sales to prevent over 55 million pounds of goods from ending up in landfills annually. We collaborate with recycling organizations and contribute to developing countries, while also giving items a second chance through our online platforms. This comprehensive strategy ensures every item either finds a new life or is repurposed responsibly.