What to Donate

We know you go through your closets, basement and garage each change of seasons, cleaning out those items you’ll never wear or use again. When you do, think of us and donate!

Below is a list of typical items we can and cannot accept.  Have a question? Please email us at donations@americasthrift.com to inquire about a specific type of donation. To plan a free home pickup click here! (some restrictions apply)

Items we do accept:

Please Note: All items must be placed outside for save and easy collection.


  • If you wear it, we want it!
  • Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Clothing
  • Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Shoes
  • Lingerie, Underwear & Socks
  • Accessories such as: Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Ties, Purses, Wallets, Backpacks, Belts


  • Bed sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths, and similar items
  • Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bath rugs
  • Sports equipment, exercise equipment, bicycles
  • Kitchenware such as pots, pans, utensils, china, vases, dishes, cutlery, glassware, silverware
  • Working washers/dryers that are disconnected and must be placed outside on the lowest level for easy retrieval
  • Small electrical appliances such as power tools, irons, blenders, mixers, stereos, CD players, speakers, DVD players & VCRs, lamps, fans, humidifiers
  • Miscellaneous Items such as jewelry, crafts, mugs, candles, pictures/frames, baskets, ornaments, hand tools


  • Chairs, small sofas, small couches, loveseats, recliners, foot stools, storage dressers, armoires, bookcases, cabinets, entertainment centers, dining tables, kitchen tables, coffee tables, end tables, computer tables, night stands, patio sets. (Our driver teams may not be able to collect items that have damage, need repair or are from areas with stair access only for their safety and for the safety of your property. )


  • Cars, trucks and RV’s (must be able to drive it to the store, provide registration and pink slip). Home Pickup Service is not provided for these items. Must be in good working/driving condition. Let the store know you are coming. Drive it to the store with title / proof of ownership and be prepared to transfer ownership to Americas Thrift.


  • Hardback and paperback books
  • Magazines
  • Records, tapes, CDs
  • Videos, DVDs, Blu-rays
  • Toys, games, and puzzles
  • Music Keyboards


  • Used Mattresses/box springs (for sanitary reasons)
  • Hospital Beds
  • Hazardous waste/materials
  • Chemicals
  • Used children’s car seats or cribs
  • Health/Beauty Items open or unopened
  • Used major appliances, freezers, refrigerators etc. (We will accept working washers/dyers only if disconnected and placed outside for easy retrieval)
  • PC’s / Computers / Printers
  • Pianos (Cabinet, Floor models)
  • Box TVs (tube, cabinet, console).  We will only accept flat/slender style that can be easily mounted on a wall.
  • Large heavy sofas / couches
  • Heavy Entertainment Centers nor TV Cabinets
  • Used Remodel / Construction remains (i.e. carpet scraps, boards with nails, etc.)
  • Items recalled by the CPSC
  • Liquids
  • Firearms, stun guns and firearms accessories