Time to clean out the closets? Donate your gently used household items and clothing to thrift stores in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of your used goods is then donated to the American Kidney Fund to further our mission of helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.

This is a win-win-win situation. We gain revenue for our programs, thrift store customers enjoy buying quality merchandise at affordable prices, and you get a tax deduction plus the satisfaction of providing desperately needed assistance to kidney patients while decluttering in an environmentally-friendly way.

Please note: American Kidney Services of Missouri is no longer accepting or picking up gently used items on behalf of the American Kidney Fund. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change does not affect AKS Atlanta and Dallas. They are still accepting thrift donations on behalf of the American Kidney Fund.

How to give

All participating stores are listed below. The choice is yours whether you drop off your donation at a store or call and request a free pick up. Thank you for helping to clean the way to kidney health.


Store hours:
Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Atlanta (Metropolitan Pkwy)
1899 Metropolitan Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30315

Atlanta (Moreland Ave.)
1374 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316

Atlanta (Jonesboro Rd.)
4749 Jonesboro Rd.
Forest Park, GA 30297

1416 Dogwood Drive
Conyers, GA 30013

3503 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

3150 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30135

119-D North Cobb Dr.
Marietta, GA 30062

11005 Alpharetta Hwy
Roswell, GA 30076

7055-A Hwy 85
Riverdale, GA 30296

31 Hwy 138 West, Suite 210
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Sugar Hill
4450 Nelson Brogden
Sugar Hill, GA 30518

3857 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084

For store directions click on www.valuevillageatlanta.com. To arrange a pick-up call (770) 441-2220 or visit www.akspickup.org.

North Carolina

Store hours:
Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.


Bargain Hunters (Charlotte store)
7020 Albemarle Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28227

Bargain Hunters (Mt. Holly store)
797 West Charlotte Highway
Mt. Holly, NC 28120

Bargain Hunters (Shelby store)
510 Dickson Blvd.
Shelby, NC 28152

For free pick-up in North Carolina, call (704) 566-0405.


Store hours:
Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.


Dallas (Buckner Rd.)
2223 S. Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75217

Dallas (Gus Thomasson Rd)
2594 Gus Thomason Rd
Dallas, TX 75228

For free pick-up in Texas call (214) 275-8808.

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Frequently asked questions

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

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