Local Donation Opportunities

Updated: Apr 15



This week, we decided to highlight three donation center alternatives to Goodwill. You can help boost the Austin community at large by choosing one of these exceptional non-profit organizations to donate to.


Austin Pets Alive Thrift Store

Austin Pets Alive is a wonderful non-profit that aims to save stray dogs and cats. The efforts of APA have resulted in Austin being the largest “no-kill” city in the United States. Now with three locations, it is easier than ever to support this local rescue organization.

  • Donate: “clothing in good condition, pet items, artwork, home decor, technology in good condition, etc. (no large furniture, used mattresses, or used sheets and towels accepted)” - apathrift.org/donate

  • Drop off only

  • Website: austinpetsalive.org/shop/thrift

  • Locations: 5102 Clarkson Ave / 5801 Burnet Rd / 1409 W. Oltorf St


Habitat for Humanity

If you are letting go of old furniture, Habitat for Humanity is a great option to donate to. This organization focuses on creating shelter for individuals in need all over the world.

  • Donate: “new and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, household goods and more from individuals and companies” - habitat.org

  • Drop off and pick up available

  • Website: austinhabitat.org/restore/

  • Location: 500 W Ben White Blvd


Hope Family Thrift Store

Support disaster relief by donating to Hope Family Thrift Store. Families who have lost everything in crisis are given medical, financial, and emotional support through this program.

  • Donate: “clothing, furniture, decor, small appliances, household items, boutique items and more” - adrn.org

  • Drop off and pick up available

  • Website: adrn.org/volunteer-old/hope-family-thrift-store/

  • Location: 122 East 51st St


Donating items no longer in use does not only free up space in your home, but can also make a massive impact in someone else’s life. The Detailed Life is here to help if you have any questions regarding donating in the Austin area!


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