Where to make spring cleaning donations in Asheville

Don’t just throw it all away — give your old clothing, furniture, and miscellaneous items a second life at one of these donation sites.


Give your gently used items new life.

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You’ve swept, scrubbed, scoured, sorted, dusted, decluttered, disinfected, and washed. Now, the hard part: What to do with it all? Here are a few places where you can donate items, help locals in need, and support community causes.

For the stuff in the back of the closet

  • Eblen Charities is hosting its annual Spring Cleaning Coat Drive on Friday, April 19 at its 23 Hamilton St. facility — stay up to date with the charity’s events to find more donation opportunities throughout the year.
  • You can give your clean, in-season clothing (and many other items) to the Asheville Humane Thrift Store, Charlie’s Angels Thrift Store, or Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s Second Chances Thrift Store, where all sales benefit pets in need.
  • WNC Bridge Foundation Thrift Store welcomes clothing donations, and sales from the store support the foundation’s initiatives, like the Rathbun House and Children’s Services Fund.

For the furniture gathering dust

  • Take your furniture and household goods to Homeward Bound WNC’s donation center in Woodfin — community donations are distributed to people transitioning out of homelessness and into housing.
  • Send big items like couches, dressers + working appliances (even your car) to the Asheville Habitat for Humanity ReStore or schedule a pick-up if you can’t transport items yourself.
  • Art, frames, small furniture, and more can be donated to The Thrift Hound, where proceeds benefit the animals of Mountain Pet Rescue.
  • If your kiddo has outgrown their stroller, high chair, or bouncy seat, call B.E.A.R. Closet to set up a donation — you can also give new and gently used clothing (preemie to size six) to help local families.
  • Small furniture (along with clothing, food, and household goods) can be taken to four ABCCM locations.

For other miscellaneous items

For everything else, find your neighborhood Buy Nothing group. (Think of it like setting something out on the curb.) Check the app, or find a local group on Facebook.

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