Looking for a nice couch, a good read, a great deal on home accessories, or clothing at a fraction of retail prices? All sales proceeds support the lifesaving efforts of the ARF Emergency Medical Fund®, which provides quality, affordable, veterinary care through our veterinary clinic for the companion animals of low-income Contra Costa County residents. 

Donations of clean, good-quality clothing, accessories, furniture, books, small countertop appliances, and household items are welcome by appointment. Please call (925) 685-0908. Please see items that we cannot accept. Donations are tax-deductible, and a tax receipt will be provided. 

Our Thrift Store’s items can also be found online as part of our eBay store. Follow the latest deals on the ARF Thrift Store Facebook page!

Hours and Contact Us

Monday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm (back rooms close at 3:45 pm) 

Closed Sundays
Donation drop-off by appointment only
(925) 685-0908

Location & Directions

The ARF Thrift Store can be found at 1950 Market Street, Suite H in Concord, CA .

From highway 680 South:

  • Take the Willow Pass Rd exit towards Taylor Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Willow Pass Rd.
  • Turn Left onto Market Street.
  • The ARF Thrift Store is located in the strip mall on your right.

From highway 680 North:

  • Keep right at the fork to continue on CA-242 North.
  • Take the Clayton Road exit towards Concord.
  • Turn left onto Market Street and cross the Willow Pass Road intersection.
  • The ARF Thrift Store is located in the strip mall on your right. 

Donations We Regretfully Cannot Accept

Unfortunately, not every item is suitable for donation. Here are a few lists of items, separated by category, that we cannot accept (subject to change). Last updated June 2021.

Unaccepted Electrical and Tech Items

Air purifiers

Cell & landline phones


Computer connectors & TV connectors

Fax machines


Phone chargers, AC plugs, etc.

Portable, space heaters


Unaccepted Household Items

Ceiling fans

Decorative/throw pillows

Drapes, curtains & rods

Furniture – badly worn

Hair dryers without breaker

Hanging lamps

Large major appliances

Luggage – large w/o wheels

Microwaves 21”x12” or smaller

Picture frames



Unaccepted Media

VHS tapes 

VHS or DVD/CD storage units

Video games

Unaccepted Sporting Goods

Baseball equipment


Exercise machines

Football equipment

Golf clubs – old

Hockey equipment

Ice skates

Snow & water ski equipment

Soccer equipment

Water toys

Weights & dumbbells

Unaccepted Medical Items

Medical test devices marked ‘not for resale’

Walking crutches

Bathroom – personal assistance items

Unaccepted Bedding Linens and Beds

Bed box springs

Bed frames

Bed mattress

Bed pillows

Decorative/throw pillows

Electric blankets

Head & footboards

Sheets, pillow cases, & shams

Unaccepted Clothing

Bridal gowns

Children/toddler clothing & shoes

Clothing with holes, missing buttons, or profane messages


Men’s suits & sport coats

Real fur on anything



 Unaccepted Home Improvement, Automotive, and Hardware Items

Drapery/window hardware

Long-handled garden tools

Paint or varnishes

Pool accessories

Power tools — incomplete

Rusted or soiled tools & boxes

Snow chains

Hub caps

Tires — any kind

Used car parts

Unaccepted Pet Supplies

Choke chains

Prong collars

Pet food – opened or expired

Silencing devices

Electric collars

Unaccepted Children’s Items

Children/toddler clothes and shoes

Baby car seats

Children’s paints


Infant swings

Toys & stuffed plush toys 

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