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BIG NEWS - The Asheville Humane Thrift Store is MOVING!!!
We are so grateful for our shoppers, donors, and supporters who are making this possible! We are moving into a larger retail space in the River Ridge Marketplace shopping center that will allow us to help even MORE pets in need!
To prepare for our big move, we're giving you 25% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE (still located at 1425 Patton Ave right now)!
We can't wait for you all to see our new space and we'll keep you posted along the way as we prepare for and navigate the move (be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram @avlhumanethrift)! For now, we hope to see you soon for 25% off everything in the store or 50% off everything in our back room or on our sidewalk!

DONATIONS NEEDED!

Please see "Donation Information" section below for more info.

Current best sellers:

  • Outdoor/patio furniture and accessories such as, umbrellas, concrete statues, planters (and plants), etc.
  • Designer handbags
  • Vintage and fine jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen items (kitchen gadgets in particular)
  • Vintage/Unique/Antique - toys, games, decor, art, and collectibles

100% of our proceeds benefit animals in need

We are located at 1425 Patton Avenue in Asheville and we hope to see you soon!


Thrift Store Hours:

Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am - 6pm

Thrift Store donations are accepted Monday through Saturday from 10am - 5pm.  We accept donations at the back of our building (under the carport).  Please ring the doorbell for donation drop-off.


Volunteers are always wanted!  

Our volunteers mean the world to us at the shop!  Please see the Thrift Store section of the Volunteer page HERE for more information or to sign up!


Donation Information:

  • Pick-Ups:

    • We love to receive furniture donations and we work hard to offer furniture pickup whenever possible. 

    • Due to our limited pickup availability, we are unable to pickup small items at this time. 

    • To schedule a pick-up, please email thrift[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org (include photos of the items you'd like to donate if available) or call 828.761.2002.

  • Donation receipts are available at the time of donation drop-off.

  • Due to the high cost, we have very limited dumpster space and cannot provide a dumpster for items we are unable to accept (see specific item guidelines below for items we can and cannot accept).

  • While we accept most sellable items and appreciate all of our donations, please note that we cannot accept items that are broken, ripped, stained, missing pieces, or items that have an odor such as smoke, moth balls, or mold.

 


Specific item donation information:

General Store Supplies:

We love to have these items donated regularly for general store use: paper or cloth shopping bags, department store-type plastic bags (please no grocery store plastic bags), zippered plastic linen bags (the kind that new linens come in), cleaning supplies like Windex, Pledge, or Lysol,  price tags (stickers or hang tags), jewelry boxes/cloth bags, and snack-size zip-top baggies.

Baby/Children’s Items:

We love to receive in-season children’s clothing, toys in very good condition, and games with all pieces. 

We cannot accept cribs or car seats. 

Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, and Linens:

We love to receive in-season clothing, accessories, costume jewelry, and linens in great condition. We love to receive fine jewelry in any condition!

Electronics and Appliances:

We love to receive most electronics and appliances that are in good working condition. 

We cannot accept gas appliances, built-in microwaves, VHS players, tube TVs, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, air purifiers or humidifiers.

Exercise Equipment:

We love to receive newer exercise equipment, and sporting goods in working condition. 

Furniture, Housewares, Home Decor, and Kitchen:

We love to receive almost anything that is not broken or does not have rips, tears or stains. 

We cannot accept large/deep entertainment centers, particle board furniture, very large desks, mattresses, box springs or anything that is too large for us to handle due to limited space. 

Lawn and Garden:

We love to receive outdoor furniture, lawn equipment, and garden items in good non-rusty condition.  

Media:

We love to receive books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, and video games that are in good condition. 

We cannot accept magazines, VHS tapes, cassettes, encyclopedias, textbooks, books that have a musty smell, homemade or copied CDs or DVDs.

Pet Supplies:

We love to receive pet supplies that are in good condition. 

We cannot accept rusted metal pet items, tie-out stakes or shock collars.

Seasonal:

We love to receive seasonally-appropriate décor in good condition. 

We cannot accept items that are out of season due to our limited storage space.

Vintage/Antique Items:

We love to receive antique, vintage and collectible items in good condition. 

Vehicles:

We are able to sell a limited number of vehicles through the shop each year and we love to receive vehicles in great working condition!  If you are interested in donating your vehicle to be sold at the shop, please email thrift[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org and include a photo of the vehicle (if possible), the year, make, model, and mileage. If you're unable to email, please call the shop at (828)761-2002 or stop by at 1425 Patton Ave.

If we are unable to sell your vehicle at our shop, you can still donate the proceeds to Asheville Humane!  Please see the "Car Donations" section of our website HERE for more information!

 

If you have any questions about items you would like to donate, please feel free to call the shop at (828)761-2002 or email thrift[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org

With the help of our thrift store donors, Asheville Humane saves or supports thousands of animals each year!  Thank you!!