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 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 Electronics and Tech

  • Air purifiers
  • Cell & landline phones
  • Computers
  • Computer connectors & TV connectors
  • Fax machines
  • Monitors
  • Phone chargers, AC plugs, etc.
  • Portable, space heaters
  • Printers

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
  • Rugs
  • Televisions

Unaccepted Media

  • VHS tapes 
  • VHS or DVD/CD storage units
  • Video games

Unaccepted Medical Items

  • Medical test devices marked ‘not for resale’
  • Walking crutches
  • Bathroom – personal assistance items

Unaccepted Sporting Goods

  • Baseball equipment
  • Basketballs
  • Exercise machines
  • Football equipment
  • Golf clubs – old
  • Hockey equipment
  • Ice skates
  • Snow & water ski equipment
  • Soccer equipment
  • Water toys
  • Weights & dumbbells

Unaccepted Bedding

  • 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
  • Lingerie
  • Men’s suits & sport coats
  • Real fur on anything
  • Swimwear
  • Undergarments

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
  • Cribs
  • Infant swings
  • Toys & stuffed plush toys 

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