Donations - Pickups


Your tax-deductible donations help Hope Services, and it’s easy!

  1. Refer to our Donations Wanted list below or download the PDF.
  2. Drop off donations at a HopeTHRIFT store Donation Station. You’ll receive a Donor Appreciation Card good for 30% off* your next purchase. (*30% off of full-price items. Discounts can’t be “stacked.”)
  3. Not near a store? Use one of our other donation drop-off spots.
  4. For pickups in Northern California, use the scheduler or call 866-636-6283. (Note: Pickups are currently limited to Palo Alto, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, Los Gatos, Belmont, and Gilroy.)
  5. For pickups in Southern California, use the scheduler or call 800-936-0673 or 714-522-3638 or email us.
  6. Please label your donation “Hope Services,” and if it will not be at the curb, let us know.
  7. Make a one-time or recurring cash contribution »

NOTE: Northern California pickups are currently limited to Palo Alto, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, Los Gatos, Belmont, and Gilroy.

Hope accepts donations of all vehicles, running or not. Free tow away too! You can donate your vehicles directly to Hope and receive the Fair Market Value of your donation as a tax deduction. It’s so easy. And best of all, proceeds directly provide Hope to so many! You can email us or call 866-628-2277 with any vehicle donation questions.

Donations Wanted

HopeTHRIFT needs what we sell: items in “like new” to “gently worn” condition. Non-running motor vehicles are OK, but for everything else, please, nothing broken, torn, badly stained, needing repair! Green = Yes, please! Red = No, thanks! Gray = Maybe, see details.

Clothing and shoes, especially designer, vintage, work clothes, costumes. New socks and underwear.

Jewelry, watches, hats, belts, ties, purses, tote bags, cosmetic bags, wallets, backpacks, luggage, canes, walking sticks, umbrellas.

Used socks or underwear.

Clothing, shoes, baby bottles, toys, board games, trading cards like baseball, Magic: The Gathering, etc.

Baby furniture such as high chairs, strollers, car seats, baths, cribs, walkers, bouncy seats.

Dishes, glasses, silverware, canning jars, pots, pans, kitchen knives and tools.

Toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, mixers, blenders, coffee makers, coffee and spice grinders, popcorn makers, slow cookers, countertop grills, waffle irons, dehydrators, etc.

Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, space heaters.

Blankets, sheets, comforters, towels, curtains, drapes, lamps, clocks, irons, electric fans, ceiling fans (pack safely!)

Folding chairs, folding tables, ironing boards.

Holiday and decorative items, knick knacks, pictures, paintings, frames (pack safely!)


Chairs, love seats, couches, recliners.

Beds, mattresses, pillows. Rugs, carpet, carpet pads. Curtain rods, blinds, windows, sheets of glass. Light fixtures. Hampers, racks, hangers. Metal lockers, desks.

Books, records, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, video game cartridges, vintage & collectible magazines, comic books.

Multi-volume encyclopedias, other magazines, newspapers.

Televisions 21” or smaller, stereos, radios, CD & DVD players, iPods, video games and consoles.


Televisions 22” or larger


Computers, tablets, cellphones, copiers, fax machines, printers, computer parts, e-waste.


Please, no printers, copiers, fax machines, microwaves, TVs or monitors 22″ or larger, keyboards, mice, other peripherals.

Bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, wakeboards, equipment for golf, tennis, baseball, football, swimming, fishing, etc.

Barbells, small or medium-sized exercise equipment.

Hand tools, power tools, push lawnmowers.

Pencils, pens, crayons, markers, paint and painting sets, fabric, thread, buttons, sewing machines.

Musical instruments.


Treadmills, NordicTracks, other large exercise equipment.

BBQ pits & grills.

Large home gyms.

Guns, bows, arrows, swords, machetes, hunting knives.

Auto parts, motor oil, tires, gas or electric lawnmowers.

Full-size organs or pianos.

Other Unacceptable Items

Consumables, liquids, or flammable substances: house paint, food, cosmetics, soap, lotion, toiletries, ink or toner cartridges, chemicals, hazardous waste, batteries, propane tanks, fireworks.

Medical equipment: wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, beds.