Donations - Pickups


All our stores are now open, with new hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Read about our COVID-19 protection measures.

Limited Drop-Off: Due to limited storage space we can only accept donations for a limited period of time each day. Please call the Hope Thrift store nearest you for available times. Your donations help fund our community based programs. Thank you for your donation.

HopeTHRIFT Fremont
(510) 795-6100

HopeTHRIFT San Jose
(408) 677-3803

HopeTHRIFT Watsonville
(831) 761-5440‬‬‬

Green Street Books is the e-commerce division of HopeTHRIFT which is run and operated by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The more books and media you donate the more we raise to fund our programs and employ people with disabilities. To learn more about Green Street Books click here.

You can drop off books at any of the locations below:

Green Street Books (Accepting Books Only) – 460 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA – Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM

HopeTHRIFT, San Jose – 2306 Almaden Road, San Jose CA – Tuesday – Sunday 10AM-4PM (Closed Monday)

HopeTHRIFT, Watsonville – 1062 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA – Tuesday – Sunday  10AM-4PM (Closed Monday)

HopeTHRIFT, Fremont – 41200 Blacow Road, Fremont Ca – Sunday- Saturday 10AM-4PM

We may be able to pick up your larger book and media donations.

For more information contact email  or call 408-748-2874.

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.

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!)

STORE DROP-OFF ONLY Chairs, love seats, couches, recliners. Furniture donations are at the discretion of the individual store, so please call first!

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.

STORE DROP-OFF ONLY Televisions 22” or larger

E-waste: old computers, printers, fax machines, mice, keyboards, computer parts, etc.

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.

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.