How to Donate

Drop it off

Merchandise donations are gratefully accepted at any of our store locations, Monday–Saturday between 8:30am and 7pm. Please drop off the donations at the designated drop off area located on the side of the building in Montgomeryville and Hatboro, or behind the building in Feasterville and Norristown.

We ask that you place clothing, bed linens, and table linens in large plastic bags. Please place your other donations in boxes that have lids or are able to be closed. This enables your donated items to stay clean, dry, and secure on our trucks and in our warehouses. Please wrap/secure all cords to lamps and small appliances.

Call for a pick up

We offer free pick up service for items that are too large and/or too heavy to fit in your car. Call 215-957-6131 to schedule a pick up, or submit your request to our scheduling department at

Find a Collection Drive

You are welcome to drop off your donation at any of the neighborhood drives listed below:

  • Monday, March 2 thru Saturday, April 4 at Ambler Area YMCA, 1325 Mckean Rd, Ambler, PA 19002. Drop off donations of Clothing, Shoes, Books and Small Elecronics in the red rolling bin located in the main lobby.
  • Monday, March 2 thru Friday, May 1 from 7am to 6 pm each weekday at Timothy Academy, 303 W. Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133. Drop off donations of Clothing, Shoes, Books and Small Elecronics in support of the Timothy Academy "Build their Playground" fundraiser.
  • Saturday, April 11 from 10 am to 2 pm at Montgomery Elementary School Parking Lot, 1221 Stump Rd., North Wales, PA. Fundraiser for Montgomery Elementary School 6th Grade Graduation Party!
  • Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am at North Penn High School Parking Lot, 1340 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. Look for the Impact Thrift truck! Fundraiser for North Penn High School Baseball Team Extra Innings Club!
  • Saturday, April 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church, 16 Park Avenue Ambler PA. Look for the Impact Thrift truck as part of Ambler Earth Fest! Click here for more details!
  • Sunday, April 19 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Beth Or Main Parking Lot, 239 East Welsh Road, Ambler, PA 19002. Fundraiser for Sisterhood of Beth Or.
  • Wednesday, April 22 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at Hallowell Elementary School's Earth Day Collection Drive Fundraiser, 200 Maple Ave, Horsham, PA 19044. Look for the Impact Thrift truck! Fundraiser for new playground equipment for Hallowell Elementary School
  • Saturday, April 25 from 9 am to 12 pm at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, 201 E. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA. Look for the Impact Thrift truck as part of Township Day!
  • Saturday, April 25 from 10 am to 12 pm at Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA. Look for the Impact Thrift truck as part of Upper Marion's Earth day Collection Drive!
  • Saturday, April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm at Ambler Area YMCA,1325 McKean Rd, Ambler, PA. Look for the Impact Thrift clothing and shoe collection bins in the lobby!
  • Saturday, April 25 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Wissihickon High School, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002. Look for the Impact Thrift truck! Fundraiser for Wissahickon WCAC Swim, Dive and Water Polo Teams!
  • Sunday, April 26 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Wissihickon High School, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002. Look for the Impact Thrift truck! Fundraiser for Wissahickon Girls Lacrosse Team!
  • Thursday, April 30 from 9 am to 1 pm at Harleysville Insurance, 355 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA. Look for the Impact Thrift truck!
  • Saturday, May 2 from 9 am to 1 pm at North Penn High School Parking Lot, 1340 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. Look for the Impact Thrift truck! Fundraiser for North Penn Girls Volleyball Team!
  • Sunday, May 3 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Souderton Legion Field Parking Lot, on Central Ave., Souderton. Look for the Impact Thrift truck! Fundraiser for Souderton Fury 12U Softball Team!
  • Wednesday, May 6 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Gwynedd Square Elementary School Parking Lot, 1641 Supplee Rd., Lansdale, PA. Fundraiser for Gwynedd Square Elementary School

Find an Impact Thrift Collection Bin

For your convenience, red Collection Bins have been placed in the area. You are welcome to drop off clothing or shoes in any of these collection bins:

  • Chelten Church 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA
  • Rt. 63 and Dresher Rd Upper Dublin, PA
  • National Penn Bank 320 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA
  • National Penn Bank 139 S Broad St, Lansdale, PA
  • Open Door Christian Academy 1260 Ft Washington Ave., Ft Washington, PA
  • First Presbyterian Church 4 S Ridge Ave, Ambler, PA
  • CRB 220 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 (at the intersection of Germantown Pike and Chemical Road)
  • Lansdale Business Center 650 North Cannon Ave, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Gwynedd Square Elementary School 1641 Supplee Rd., Lansdale, PA in the side parking lot next to the paper recycling bin.
  • Temple University Ambler (Commuter Parking lot) 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA 19002

If you are interested in hosting a Collection Bin on your property, please contact Ron Smith, Recycling and Logistics Manager, for more details.

Learn more about the Tax Deductible Value of Your Items

Schedule a Pick Up

We offer a free pick up service for items that are too large and/or too heavy to fit in your car. Simply call 215-957-6131 to schedule your free pick up. Submit your request to our scheduling department at

Impact Thrift Stores is a participant in United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Donor Choice Program. If you would like to donate to our organization, our agency's code number is 49421.

Click here for more information about how to make a direct cash donation to Impact Thrift Stores.

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What to Donate

Your merchandise donations are vital to Impact's continued success. To further assist us, please read the list below for items we cannot accept, and for condition requirements for those items we do accept. As always, your continued support—along with cooperation with these guidelines—will enable Impact Thrift to be even more effective in the future.

Donation Guidelines

  • All clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed/bath/table linens and electronics will be accepted for either sale in our stores or responsibly recycled.
  • All upholstered furniture and rugs must be free of obvious stains, holes, tears, threadbare areas, and/or odors. All other furniture must be in working order, no missing or broken parts, or significant damage.
  • Large appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers must be less than 10 years old and in perfect working condition.
  • Electronics must be in perfect working order and computers must be no more than 5 years old. Older computers and non-working electronics may be recycled. Click here for more information about our metal and electronic recycling program.
  • We are currently unable to accept televisions. Best Buy currently accepts TVs for recycling with some exceptions.
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Donating unsellable items costs us $160,000 yearly! Please help us curb these costs by following our guidelines!

Acceptable Donations

  • Clothing, shoes, and accessories
  • Furniture
  • Home furnishings and household items
  • Jewelry
  • Books, records, CDs, etc.
  • Electronics and stereo equipment
  • Appliances: large and small
  • Sporting goods (except used bike, motorcycle & football helmets)
  • Pianos
  • Cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.
  • Strollers
  • Any flat panel computer monitor.

Unacceptable Donations

  • Cribs and carseats
  • Used bicycle, motorcycle & football helmets
  • Food (consider calling local church, synagogue, & food banks)
  • Built-in dishwashers
  • Combustible items: kerosene, gasoline, propane, oil-based paints, lamp or motor oil, any hazardous materials/liquids
  • Console stereos (unless in perfect, like-new condition)
  • Opened containers/packages
  • Opened games or puzzles
  • Skis, poles, and boots
  • Toys*
  • TVs & any CRT monitors**

*The enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on Feb, 10, 2009, has prohibited Impact Thrift from selling toys and certain other items meant for children 12 and under. For additional information, visit the government website at
**Due to Pennsylvania's electronic recycling laws enacted as of January 23rd, 2013, we are not able to dispose of unsaleable CRT televisions or computer monitors

Donation Drives

Your turn... to get involved!

A donation or collection drive is a great way for your business, school or organization to participate in supporting our community. The goal of an Impact Thrift Stores' Collection Drive is to obtain an outpouring of donation of gently-used clothing, shoes and books, plus other household goods. These donations will provide inventory for Impact Thrift Stores whose mission is to financially support locally-based charities.

Only 4 Easy Steps

  • Give us a call. We will help you pick a date for your drive.
  • Designate an area in your building to accept and store donations over the course of the drive.
  • Promote your Collection Drive Event through flyers, social media, etc.
  • An Impact Thrift truck will pick up the donations you have collected at the end of your drive.

Impact Thrift Stores Marketing Team will provide flyers to help promote your event plus social media support on Impact Thrift's Facebook page, Twitter feed, website and blog events calenders.

The possibilities are endless! Click here for a printable version of these steps. Contact Tamika Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator at to plan a drive today.

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Why Donate

We’re Charitable - Over $2 million donated to local charities since 2003—Impact Thrift is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and financially supports 16 locally-based charities with profits from the operation of our thrift stores. Your merchandise donations are essential to our continued success! Click here for more information.

We Repurpose - Together we do more than recycle. Impact Thrift Stores repurposes your donations of gently-used merchandise by selling items you no longer need to those who are delighted to put them back in service.

We’re Green - Impact Thrift responsibly recycles such items as clothing, metals, belts, shoes, purses and non-functioning electronics that can not be sold in our stores. Click here for more information.

We Need You - Our stores are stocked 100% by donated merchandise, so your donations are essential to our success. Running a successful Impact Thrift store takes a community effort. Together we make a difference—we make an impact.

We Make It Easy - Drop things off at any one of our three stores, Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm. Schedule one of our trucks for a free pick up of larger furniture and appliances that won't fit in your car. Click here to contact Impact Thrift at for more information.

We’re Hiring - Impact Thrift currently employs over 200 people in the local community. Your donated items help make this possible. Click here for job opportunities.

We Educate - Impact Thrift’s Education Program teaches local high school and college students about the American free enterprise system and the important role charities play in our community.

We Support - Impact Thrift is a great place for both mandatory and volunteer community service. Get involved—it's fun helping us help others.

We Help - Downsizing or moving? How helpful would it be to have Impact Thrift come by with a truck and pick up the things you will no longer need?

We Care - Have you recently experienced the loss of someone close to you? When you’re ready, Impact Thrift can be there to help. With so many people in need, it can be a comfort to know that your loved one's things can be used and appreciated by others who will make good use of them.

Your merchandise donations make our stores an enjoyable, exciting, and cost effective place to shop for the community

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