Donation Guidelines

Thank you for considering a donation to the CAT Thrift Store! We welcome your gently used, new, or collectible items for resale in our store.

Where and How to Donate

CAT Thrift Store is open by appointment only for donations.
If you’d like to donate items, please
schedule a drop-off appointment. Donation drop-off happens at our storefront: 4838 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97225.

Sorry, no donation drop-off without an appointment; we do not offer a pickup service.
Thanks for your understanding!

Yes, in usable condition

Accessories (hats, bags, belts, gloves, etc.)
Antiques
Art (paintings, prints, pottery, glass, etc.)
Art Supplies
 Books
 Cameras
Cat Items (no used litter boxes/scoops)
 Clothing (men’s & women’s)
 Coins
 Collectibles
 Craft Items & Supplies
 Décor (especially vintage, collectible or unique)
 Designer Items (purses, shoes, jeans, sunglasses, etc.)
 Electronics
 Fine China
 Glassware and Crystal
 Housewares
 Jewelry
 Kitchen items
Lamps
 Linens & Quilts
Media (Blu-Ray, DVDs, CDs, Cassette Tapes, VHS, vinyl records)
 Memorabilia
 Musical Instruments
 New/Unused Items
 Paper Goods
 Pet Related (no perishable food, treats, or toys)
Seasonal & Holiday Items (Christmas accepted Sep 1-Dec 15 only)
 Sewing Supplies
 Shoes
 Tools
 Vintage Items

If you’re unsure about an item that is not on our list, please contact us to discuss. For the comfort of the kitties, please no donations in scented bags. Thank you!

No, thank you

Animal Products (antlers, bones, furs, ivory, etc.)
Automobile Parts
Baby & Toddler Items
Batteries
Block Styrofoam
Broken Items
Business Logo Items (shirts, mugs, tote bags, etc.)
Car Seats
Chemicals
Christmas Trees
Children’s Clothing & Toys
Computer Parts (incl. monitors, keyboards, printers, etc.)
Construction Material
Counterfeit or Knock-off Items
Cribs or Playpens
Encyclopedias
Fire Extinguishers
Firearms
Fireworks
Frames without glass
Flammable Products
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Food (perishable items)
Food Packaging/Containers (plastic, yogurt tubs, glass jars, etc.)
Furniture and Large Items (if more than 2 people required to move)
Gas BBQ Grills & Propane Heaters
Hazardous Waste
Helmets (unless new in box)
Kerosene
Large Exercise Equipment
Medical Supplies/Equipment (walkers, crutches, sharps containers, etc.)
Open Products (cleaning, cosmetics, paint or varnish)
TVs
Plastic Packaging
Propane Tanks
Recalled Items (www.recalls.gov)
Smoke Detectors
Strollers (pet strollers accepted)
Taxidermy
Used Undergarments (bras, panties, or underwear)
Used Pillows, Mattress & Box Springs
Vacuums
Water Bottles (no metal, glass, plastic, etc.)
Weapons & Explosives

Check out our Donation Referral Guide for other options!