Donate

IMG_1534Your donations or purchases directly benefit the homeless animals in our care. Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax deductible.

What to Donate
Donations of new or used merchandise are accepted at the shop during regular business hours. Please do not deliver Thrift Shop donations to the shelter.

The Thrift Shop especially appreciates donations of clothing, tools, small appliances, furniture, household goods, books, electronics and jewelry.

How Your Donation Helps

When you donate quality items to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thrift Shop, you help us support the homeless animals under our care. The money earned from the resale of your unneeded clothing, jewelry, household goods, furniture, etc., goes directly to help pay for food, shelter, medical and adoption expenses as we work to provide forever-homes to homeless companion animals.

Your donation also supports community recycling efforts and contributes directly to the local economy. Our thrift shop employs local residents and is an important shopping resource for our community and surrounding towns. When you donate to us, you know that many others in our community will benefit.

We rely 100% on donations from the community. We do not buy from or sell usable merchandise to bundlers or other charities. We recycle what we cannot sell. Good, quality donations are essential to our effort.

Your donations help save lives, thank you!

To Donate

Please bring donations to the front of the shop. If there is space, and you have a several boxes or bags, please feel free to pull up to the loading area at the front of the shop.

We accept new or used donations from 10 am to 5 pm, everyday.

We love to get your donations, but can only take them if they are clean and dry and in working and usable condition, suitable for immediate resale. Used clothing should be washed or dry-cleaned and in good repair. Also, we do not accept donations when it is raining unless packaged for the rain.

Please check the acceptable items sheet for guidelines on what we can or cannot take and resell. Or, come in and browse the changing stock for ideas! We may not be able to accept some items based on condition or suitability for sale in our shop, thank you for understanding.

Yard sale items can be donated if in good condition. Please remove your price tags.

Please let us know if you are donating collectibles, fragile items or merchandise of particular value. If your item has been appraised, please tell us.

Please include any instructions or manuals. Buyers appreciate them!

Delivering your items to us increases your donation’s value, by saving us gas and time charges. However, if you have large items of furniture and no means to drop them off, we provide pick up service for large merchandise. Please call 760-753-0970 to schedule.

We love phone calls. Please call the Thrift Shop if you have questions about your donation.

ITEMS WE ACCEPT
clean, smoke-free and in working order
Antiques and collectibles
Art, Paintings, Sculptures, Photos
Bikes
Blinds, curtain rods (new in box/packaging only)
Books: children’s and adults
Ceramics
Clothing: all sizes, also scrubs, uniforms
Costumes
Dishes, China, Glasses
Blue-Ray, DVDs and videocassettes
Electronics: cameras, DVD players, VCRS, stereos, turntables, speakers, clocks, radios, game consoles, phones, TVs, Flatscreen Monitors, Computers & Laptops
Fabrics, Sewing, Yarn, Art/Craft Supplies
Furniture: home and office
Games, Puzzles, Toys: clean with all parts and pieces.
Gardening/potting supplies, tools
Greeting cards, Postcards
Hardware: tools, cords, adaptors, etc.
Hair and beauty: clothes irons, curling irons, hair dryers
Holiday Items
Home décor: rugs, vases, artificial flowers and plants, baskets, candles, Candleholders, mirrors
Jewelry, Watches
Kitchen: Pots, pans, baking, cooking utensils, Tupperware, Rubbermaid, lunch boxes
Knickknacks, Souvenir Items
Lamps
Linens: pillows, quilts, blankets, curtains, sheets, towels
Magazines: cooking, sewing
Musical Instruments, Sheet Music
Office supplies
Party supplies
Pet supplies
Pictures, Posters, Frames
Purses, wallets, ties, suspenders, belts hats, gloves, scarves, hankies, tights
Records, Tapes, CDs
School supplies
Shoes, Boots, Slippers
Small Kitchen Appliances: microwave ovens, coffee makers, bread makers, ice-cream makers, waffle irons, electric grills, blenders, grinders, mixers
Sports Items
Suitcases, Backpacks
Video and Computer Games
Vintage and Retro Clothing
ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT
Mattresses and Box springs
Mechanized beds or chairs
Futon Beds
Baby Equipment: car seats, booster seats, baths, cribs, swings, play pens, walkers
Building materials: cabinetry, rug remnants,
tile, etc.
Hazardous materials: Household Paints, Industrial Solvents
eWaste (broken, non-functioning or component electronics)
CRT Monitors
CRT, Tube, or Projection Screen Televisions
Food
Large Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washer, dryer, etc.)
Large Exercise Equipment/Machines
Potty Chairs
Please note that we are unable to accept:
Upholstery with rips, tears or stains
Furniture that is broken, missing parts, or exposed to mold.
Stained or dirty clothing