Best Donation Centers in Phoenix, AZ

There’s an old saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. While it might be slightly outdated, the gist of that saying still holds true today. Many of us here in Phoenix have all sorts of stuff we don’t need, don’t use, or don’t want. Unfortunately, most of us tend to throw those things in the trash. There’s a much better way — find a donation center in Phoenix to rehome things.

All over Phoenix, you’ll find donation centers where they’ll take all sorts of things, from clothing to furniture, your old sports equipment, toys, games, even your old car or boat. Then, they sell that stuff and use the money they make to do all sorts of good. Feed the homeless. Give underprivileged children shoes and toys. Provide shelters for victims of abuse. Build new homes for needy families.

The next time you’re spring cleaning or redecorating, consider donating any unwanted items to a donation center’s we’ve listed below. You’ll help people and feel good about doing it. It’s a win-win!

child next to box of toys and clothes for a donation center in phoenix

Here’s a Quick List of the Best Donation Centers in Phoenix

Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

A worthy place to donate your gently-used items is Sunshine Acres Children’s Home. This great business takes in children separated from their families to give them shelter, food, and a home. More than that, they provide a place where these children can get the emotional, social, and spiritual support they need. They have two thrift store locations where you can donate, and if you want to support them even more, shop. Helping children is a noble cause that you can be a part of by donating to Sunshine Acres.

Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

Mesa Boutique and Thrift
3405 N. Higley Rd. 
Mesa, AZ 85215

Apache Junction
3003 W Apache Trail
Apache Junction AZ 85120

Hours- Mon – Fri 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Phone: (480) 832-2540

The Giving Vine Thrift Store

One of the newer donation centers in Phoenix to donate to is The Giving Vine Thrift Store. This faith-based operation supports local Phoenix communities in need. They specialize in clothing but take other donations like household items. They’re new so give them some love (and your gently-used-stuff).

The Giving Vine Thrift Store
1325 Grand Avenue Suite 110
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Hours- Tues through Sun 11 am to 6 pm
Phone- (480) 492-0873

Woman holding box of donated items

Christian Family Care Thrift Store

Another donation center in Phoenix that specializes in family work, Christian Family Care Thrift Store, helps children get adopted. They offer family counseling, foster care, and help the Phoenix community in many other ways. Every first Monday of the month, they mark everything down 50%. If you can’t donate, make sure to help them by heading over and making a purchase or two! Did we mention they offer pick-up service? Other than that, they have donation bins all over the metro, which you can find on their website.

Christian Family Care Thrift Store
3121 E Greenway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Hours- Mon through Fri 10 am to 5 pm  Sat 9 am – 4 pm
Phone- (602) 765-1478 (Thrift Store)
Phone- (602) 971-0241 (For Pick-Up)

Arizona Humane Society Thrift Store

It’s quite unusual for the Humane Society to have a thrift store, but here in Phoenix, they do! This thrift store will come out and pick up your used things of all sorts. Then, after they sell them, they’ll use the funds to help dogs, cats, and other animals here in the Phoenix metro area. All they ask is that the things you donate are gently used and in working condition. They also take donations of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and RVs. Plus, they’re open seven days a week!

Arizona Humane Society Thrift Store
13401 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Hours- Mon through Sun 10 am to 6 pm
Phone- (602) 997-7585

three open boxes of toys and books at a donation center in phoenix

Habitat ReStore (Habitat For Humanity)

President Jimmy carter’s favorite charity is here in Phoenix! Aside from accepting donations, they build homes for the needy and make our city a better place to live. They accept donations of all the usual items but especially building supplies. They’re in need of supplies to build homes and make dreams come true for underprivileged families all over The Sun Valley. We bet there’s a donation center in Phoenix near your house as they have five locations! Those include Anthem, Peoria, Phoenix, West Phoenix, and Tempe. Donate to Habitat ReStore and help put a roof over someone’s head and some comfort in your soul.

Habitat ReStore
42205 N. Vision Way
Anthem, Arizona 85086

9133 NW Grand Ave.
Peoria, Arizona 85345

114 E Watkins St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

West Phoenix
4344 W. Indian School Rd., Ste. 120
Phoenix, Arizona 85031

3210 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85282

Hours-10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.
Phone- (623) 551-6000 (Main Number)

Where to Store things You Need to Keep

As generous as it is to give your used things to donation centers in Phoenix, sometimes you need to free up space in your home but still want to hold onto your belongings. That may include sports equipment, furniture, collectibles or your children’s things from their old bedroom.

It’s in these situations (and many more) Storage Solutions shines. We have several locations around the Phoenix area that are secure and ready to use. Our facilities have 24/7 video security systems and large, touchpad-controlled front gates that can fit a moving truck. We also offer climate-controlled storage units for those things that can’t take the heat and storage for cars, RVs, boats, and trucks too!

You’ll find a friendly manager on duty five days a week and can access your self-storage unit 7 days a week. You can also chat with a manager online right now and, when you’re ready, reserve a storage unit online with our convenient and easy application form. 

So, by all means, donate everything you can to one of the wonderful organizations above. But, if you want to keep some things but don’t have enough space at home (or the office) and need extra storage space, call or chat with Storage-Solutions today and let us store your things safely and conveniently.