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The holiday season is a great time to clear out items from your home that you no longer want or need. You’ll make room for all the gifts that will surely be receiving, and best of all, by donating to local thrift stores, you can support Chandler nonprofits and help make someone else’s holiday special. Read on for a list of local thrift shops taking donations this holiday season.

Uptown Cheapskate

Looking for a way to donate clothing and accessories and make a little extra cash? This is the place for you. Just bring in your freshly laundered, gently worn items, and within an hour, you’ll be given two options: a cash payout or a trade value of 25% higher. They’ll even give you donation options for items they cannot resell.

Hidden Treasures

This is a local nonprofit operated entirely by volunteers from local churches and neighborhoods. The money made from resold items goes to outreach ministries and grant funding for local organizations. If volunteers are available, they will even pick up your larger donations for free.

Friends Resale Boutique

This is an unusual thrift store with a very specific need and vision. They only take vintage items, certain antiques, designer or one-of-a-kind clothing, and other specialty items because of their limited space. All profits go toward funding One Small Step, an organization that provides quality clothing to families and individuals living in poverty.

My Sisters’ Charities

This amazing thrift store uses profits to help fund three local causes: ending euthanasia of unwanted pets, protecting wildlife, and assisting women who are leaving abusive relationships. They have currently contributed over $65,000 to these three causes, which means you can feel really good about donating your items to them.

Assistance League of East Valley Thrift Shop

This store is well-known in the area as the “Neiman Marcus of thrift shops,” thanks to its dedicated volunteers who make sure the store is clean, well-organized, and that the items on the sales floor are of the highest quality. Donations fund local philanthropic programs, including scholarships and clothing donations for survivors of assault.

For more tips on spreading that holiday magic throughout the year, visit the Elevation Chandler blog.