Donate Clothing & Household Goods

Donate to the Free Store

Donations of clothing and household goods ensure that families in need can shop for essentials free of charge.

We accept new and gently used clothing for men, women, and children, as well as household goods such as blankets, kitchenware, and personal care products at our donation drive-thru. Please be mindful of providing clothing that is clean and wearable and check the list of items that we do not accept below.

Please do not leave items outside the door after hours or when the donation door is closed.

Drop-off Donations:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Excepting Holidays & Scheduled Closings

Store Address:
500-A Spratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206
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Most needed donations include:

  • Men’s clothing
  • Children's clothing
  • School uniforms (solid color golf/polo shirts; khaki, navy, black pants/skirts)
  • Hygiene items: shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, hair care products
  • Shoes and socks
  • New underwear
  • Comforters, sheets, blankets, towels, sleeping bags, bedding and linens
  • Dishes, cups, glasses, flatware, serving ware
  • Luggage, duffle bags and backpacks
  • Small household goods (lightbulbs, batteries, umbrellas, coffeemakers, thermos)

Unfortunately, we do not take the following:

  • Baby formula, high chairs, car seats, or strollers
  • Furniture or mattresses
  • Toys
  • Books and magazines
  • Computers or electronics
  • Food and medicine
  • Large appliances
  • Gardening tools
  • Medical supplies or equipment
  • Exercise and sports equipment

Looking for a charity that will accept donations we cannot?

Call 2-1-1 (or 888-892-1162) or visit, and you’ll be connected to a specialist with a database of local charities. They are open 24/7 and speak multiple languages.

School Uniforms

More than 40 public schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools system require uniforms. Because children grow fast and clothing wears out, these items are among the most requested by families who shop here free-of-charge. New or gently-used items in all sizes, 3T to adult, are needed year-round.

  • Solid color golf/polo shirts: white, navy, light blue, red, hunter green
  • Solid color pants: khaki, navy, black
  • Solid color skirts/scooters:  khaki, navy, black
  • Solid color sweaters: navy, white, red
  • Solid color jumpers: khaki, navy, black
  • Solid color socks: black, navy, khaki
  • Brown or black belts in student sizes

Drop Off Donations

Donations can be dropped off at our donation drive-thru.

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Use the convenient Amazon Wish List to purchase school uniform items for shipment directly to Crisis Assistance Ministry.

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