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Household Recycling

The Arc SF's Household Goods Recycling Program is now affiliated with Community Thrift Store.

The Arc San Francisco's Household Goods Recycling Program is now affiliated with Community Thrift Store, an independent and non-discriminatory establishment that accepts donations on behalf of over 200 Bay Area charity partners. Community Thrift then sells the items in its store, and then disburses the proceeds to each charity.

Donation Drop Offs: PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Thrift is accepting donations by appointment only. Please visit the website to schedule an appointment.  Please take a look at the Welcome/Unacceptable Donations lists before bringing your items to the store.

Furniture pickup: Community Thrift is not offering free pickup of household furniture donations in San Francisco during the pandemic. 

Be sure to designate The Arc San Francisco as your charity of choice when donating to Community Thrift Store!

Taxes: Community Thrift is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency and your donation is tax deductible. Community Thrift's Federal Tax ID Number is 23-7262039.

Donate Opportunities

Your reusable clothing and household items DO make a difference.

Welcome Donations

Clean, gently used adult clothing and shoes, Jewelry and Accessories, Art and Collectibles, Household Furniture, Housewares, Movies and Music, Electronics, Books

Items should be in clean and sell-able condition. Some items are subject to refusal.

Unacceptable Donations

Items that are broken, chipped, cracked, damaged, dirty, odorous, scratched, worn-out, stained, torn, wet, moldy, rusty, frayed, disassembled or incomplete DO NOT SELL.

Items that have spent numerous seasons exposed to pet hair or the elements DO NOT SELL.

Items that have survived a month of garage sales DO NOT SELL. Community Thrift is forced to haul items like these to the dump, which is costly and wasteful, and takes away funds from quarterly disbursements to charities.

Automobiles, Baby Furniture, Children’s Clothing and Toys, Linens/Fabric, Car Seats, Strollers, Cribs, Hi-Chairs, Bowling Balls, Chemicals, Console TVs or Stereos, Desks Longer Than 5 Ft, Metal Desks, Particle Board Furniture, Exercise Equipment, Food Products, Inflatable Items, Mattresses, Futons, Bed Frames, Box Springs, Sofa Beds, Hangers, Medical Supplies or Equipment, VHS Tapes, Humidifiers, Fax Machines, Copiers, Ski Equipment, Encyclopedias, Blinds, Printers/Scanners, Steam Cleaners, Cosmetics, Xmas Trees/Stands, Lateral Filing Cabinets, Rugs, Curtains, Major Appliances

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Our impact this year has changed our community!

Thank you to our community and business partners!