THRIFT STORES for Charities

Thrift stores support many nonprofits.  Charitable agencies use money from thrift stores to fund programs for people in need, such as housing, homeless, cancer patients, food, foster care, people with disabilities, and much more. 

The National Association of Resale Professionals says the for-profit shops that sell used goods are not thrift shops.  The association defines thrift shops as charitable nonprofits, and says the others are resale or consignment shops. 

Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Those marked with a RED* will pick up your items.   

Airway Heights Thrift Store
(509) 244-1551

Care & Share Thrift
211 N. Lefevre
Medical Lake, WA
(509) 299-9024
(proceeds support Medical Lake Food Bank)

*Catholic Charities Spokane Furniture Bank
919 E. Trent Avenue
Spokane, WA   99202
(509) 991-9345
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

Cleone’s Closet
Community Thrift Store
13514 West Sunset Highway
Airway Heights, WA
(509)  244-6215
Sunday—Friday, 10:00—5:00
(Women's Healing and Empowerment Network, working with victims of domestic violence)

Discovery Shop
(program of American Cancer Society)
805 W. Garland
Spokane, WA
(509) 328-9373
(benefits cancer patients)

Furnishings for Hope
(Catholic Charities)
917 E. Trent Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 868-0062
Donations and profits made at this store go directly to Spokane Furniture Bank.  By purchasing items at this store, you help provide furniture and essential household items to low-income and homeless individuals who are transitioning into stabilized housing. 

*Global Neighborhood Thrift
902 W. Indiana
Spokane, WA
(509) 868-0001
Spokane, WA 
(support for local refugees)

        *Goodwill Industries
(train and employee disabled)

202 E. 3rd
Spokane, WA
(509) 458-0396

2927 E. 27th Avenue
Spokane, WA
(behind Lincoln Heights Shopping Center)

9832 N. Nevada
Spokane, WA
(509) 466-2012   

13721 E. Sprague
Spokane Valley, WA 
(509) 928-4032

NOTE A few times a year, Uber will pick up your clothing donations to take to Goodwill.  Uber's ride-hailing app has a "donate" option at the bottom of its main screen.  If you hit the button, you will be matched with an Uber driver who can pick up bagged clothing and take it to a nearby Goodwill.  Drivers are only taking clothing donations and will not accept donations if they are unbagged.  Uber has offered the service free of charge on a Saturday in the greater Spokane area, usually in the Spring and just before Christmas.  People who donate will receive a tax receipt by mail.  

Got Junk?  

Northwest Christian Thrift Store

6607 N. Maple
Spokane, WA
(509) 326-1522

         Salvation Army Bargain Center
2020 N. Division
Spokane, WA
(509) 325-6805
(many programs supporting those in need)

Valley Store
10623 E. Sprague
Spokane Valley, WA
(509) 927-9970

*TC Resale and Donation Center
         (Teen and Adult Challenge - addiction recovery)
         10614 E. Sprague Avenue, Suite 101
         Spokane, WA  99206
         (next to Rosauer's)
(509) 534-0443
Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

*The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store
808 N. Ruby Street
Spokane, WA
(509) 822-7748
(near the south end of the Division-Ruby couplet, next to the Red Lion hotel) 
(509) 328-8100 - call for a donation pick-up. 
(Donations help subsidize the cost of providing services for intellectually and developmentally disabled people and their families.) 

*Union Gospel Mission Thrift Stores
(benefits the homeless)
Mon-Fri 9am-7pm & Sat 9:30am-6pm

301 W. Boone   
Spokane, WA
(509) 326-3316

11921 E. Sprague
Spokane, WA
(509) 927-5905

Value Village  (see remarks below)
708 W. Boone
Spokane, WA
(509) 325-2569

12205 E. Sprague
(corner of Sprague and Pines)
Spokane, WA
(509) 921-7889

NOTE:  Value Village claims that two local nonprofits, the Mark Rypien Foundation and Northwest Center, receive a percentage of the revenue from donated items at Value Village.  Northwest Center, which supplies donated goods to Value Village, provides jobs, employment training, and job placement for people with developmental disabilities. 

However, in December 2017, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the company that owns Value Village, saying the company has used deceptive marketing for more than a decade, leading thousands of Washington consumers and donors to believe Value Village is a nonprofit or charity and that all types of donations and purchases benefited charity.  The attorney general's lawsuit seeks a court order prohibiting Value Village from making misrepresentations to customers and donors, and charging a penalty for their violations.  (source:  "Washington attorney general sues Value Village owner," Associated Press, December 21, 2017)

*Volunteers of America Thrift Store
6206 E. Trent Avenue
Spokane, WA
(509) 327-4112
(less-fortunate and high-risk individuals)

*World Relief of Spokane
(providing refugee resettlement assistance)
Brian Olson at
(509) 321-0328