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Donations to The Arc of Butte County help our community in many ways. The Arc Thrift Store was established to provide work experience to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The money generated from our store helps fund Arc programs, creating opportunity and enhancing the lives of those we serve.

Because our mission is so important, we ask our donors to adhere to the following:


  • All items must be in reasonably sellable condition, with no need of extensive repair or cleaning
  • Receivers and managers have the final say if any items are not appropriate for donation
  • While we are beyond grateful for the items that we receive, we do urge our donors to please double check your donations before they come in as we receive an excess of "unsellable" items. The more money we spend on garbage fees, the less that goes towards Arc's vital programs
  • We must maintain safe walkways and may not accept any categories (clothing, books, etc.) where we have reached capacity for storage until enough has been processed to create space - Donors may always call ahead to see if we have reached capacity in any categories (530) 343-3666


  • Clean clothing 
  • Accessories, shoes, and jewelry
  • Housewares and pictures
  • Select furniture with manager approval
  • Clean linens and crafts
  • Books, CDs, DVDs and records
  • Toys and games
  • Small appliances in working order
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Holiday decorations
  • Hand tools
  • Office supplies
  • Vehicles (Including cars, boats, RV's, motorcycles & more)


  • Hazardous Waste including any flammable liquid or gas, paint, batteries
  • Household cleaners or chemicals
  • Fertilizer, insecticide, herbicide, or chemical sprayers
  • Fluorescent lightbulbs or tubes
  • Printers, scanners, fax machines, bread-makers, laptops, or e-waste
  • Building materials
  • Hospital beds or bedside commodes
  •  Medical equipment
  •  Cribs, highchairs, basinets, bath basins, car seats
  • Floatation devices and helmets
  • Large household appliances, sinks, toilets
  • Fridges, freezers, anything with coolant
  • Any item that runs on flammable gas such as grills & yard equipment
  • Any electrical item that wires into the home
  • Mattresses, box springs, bed pillows, and mattress covers
  • Sofa beds or bed frames
  • Heated blankets or any personal item with a heating element
  • Footbaths, hair styling tools, any personal grooming item (unless sealed and unused)
  • Soap, shampoo, lotion, any personal grooming products (unless sealed and unused)
  • Humidifiers and air purifiers
  • Magazines and encyclopedias
  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors

For specific questions about donations, please call our store at (530)343-3666