Will I receive a receipt for my donated items?

Yes, upon pickup, the thrift store driver will leave a tax receipt for you to complete with your own valuation of donated items.

Will a thrift store pick up my gift of clothing and household items?

Absolutely! For a free pickup call:

  1. (770) 441-2220 in Georgia
  2. (704) 566-0405 in North Carolina
  3. (214) 275-8808 in Texas

Can I drop off my donated items at the store?

Yes, you can drop off at any thrift store location. And in Georgia, you can call (770) 441-2220 or enter your address at www.akspickup.org to locate the drop box closest to you.

Will a thrift store repair my broken appliances or damaged furniture?

No, the thrift stores have no repair facilities, but usable items are always in high demand.

Can I contribute out-of-date clothing?

Absolutely, vintage clothing from all eras is very popular and welcomed.

Are donations of cars and boats accepted?

Thrift stores are unable to accept vehicle donations. However, the American Kidney Fund has a vehicle donation program that accepts cars, trucks, vans, boats, campers and RVs. To make a vehicle donation, click here.

What type of items are accepted as a contribution?

The thrift stores can gladly accept:

  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Baby accessories
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • CDS, records and tapes
  • Clothing
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Fabric and craft supplies
  • Gas-powered tools
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry
  • Luggage
  • Paintings or artwork
  • Small appliances
  • Small refrigerators under 48”
  • Small furniture
  • Toys
  • Shoes
  • Wire hangers

What type of contributions are unacceptable?

Unfortunately, the thrift stores cannot accept:

  • Badly torn or stained furniture
  • Large appliances
  • Box springs
  • Firearms
  • Freezers
  • Household fixtures: cabinets, doors and windows
  • Magazines
  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Stoves
  • Waterbed frames