Change. It's in the Bag

The Salvation Army Family store helps the community in a couple of very important ways:

    • When you donate goods to our Asheville and Arden Stores, you're helping to provide items that are sold to the community or given to those with the greatest need.
    • When you shop for items at our stores, you are directly funding the life-restoring programs that exist in your community.

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New Items — Every Week
New Sales — Every Week
Changed Lives —
Every Day

How Does My Donation Help?

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When you bring a bag with clothes and gently used items to your local Family Store, The Salvation Army processes this clothing, sorting and sizing, and getting it ready to add to our inventory. We add new items every week so there's always something fresh.

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The items that you donate are added to our shelves and clothing racks. Our stores are frequented by so many different people – some looking for their own unique fashion sense, some looking for a deal, some because they have no where else to go.

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Whether they're purchased by a college student adding to their wardrobe or by a family struggling to make ends meet, these sales directly fund local, life-giving programs provided by The Salvation Army.

When you donate, support, or shop at our family stores, you're making a real impact in your community.

How it Works

The Salvation Army has three Family (Thrift) Stores operating in Asheville & Buncombe. All donations are tax deductible!

Our Family Stores rely on donations of clothing and household goods from the community, volunteer and employed staff, and the support of the general public. Proceeds from these stores are used to fund social services and financial assistance programs right here in Asheville.

What we Take

  • Clothing in any condition except wet or mildewed
  • Electronics, Music Equipment, CD's, DVD's, VHS, Records
  • Small Appliances, Lawn Mowers, Tools
  • Jewelry, Linens, Comforters, Sheets
  • Bicycles, Books, New/Boxed Toys
  • Furniture, Headboards, Footboards

What we can NOT Take

  • Anything that is ripped, rusty, wet, molded, mildewed or has animal hair
  • Anything broken or with missing parts
  • Mattresses, Box Springs, Water beds
  • Cribs, Car Seats
  • TVs with a tube (flatscreens only)
  • Entertainment Centers and Desks over 4' tall
  • Paint, Hazardous Liquids

Find a location near you

Do you have something you'd like to donate that's too large

to move or drop off by yourself? Call us at 828-253-4723 to

schedule a free pick up!

Want to Help?


Help us support our community and volunteer today!