Item Donations

If you have an item to donate, please contact us and ask to talk to our development office.

Community Thrift

Give your used items at Community Thrift Store and help support the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California. Donate your used clothes, appliances, furniture and collectibles at Community Thrift Store and make a difference in the lives of children, adults and seniors with hearing loss. Just designate your donation to theHearing and Speech Center of Northern California, charity code 161.

Donations can be made at: 623 Valencia Street (at 17th Street) San Francisco, CA 94110 Telephone: 415-861-4910

Business Hours: 10:00am to 6:30pm, Seven days a week

Donation Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm in Sycamore Alley (parallel to 17th & 18th Streets, between Mission and Valencia)

Spread the word to friends in family! And don’t forget to shop at Community Thrift for great finds!

Donation Guidelines: Your donations are tax-deductible. Please ask for a receipt at the time of donation. On it you will be required to provide a name, address, and an estimate of your donation’s tax deduction value (we suggest either 1/3 of the donation’s new value, or an estimate of the second-hand value). Pack your donations in boxes or bags. Loose items take much longer to process. When donating clothes, please remove any clothes-hangers. Pick up is available for large items and estates. Community Thrift cannot accept donations of personal computers or software. There are some restrictions on donations, so please call ahead with any questions.

Donate a Hearing Aid

We accept donations of behind-the-ear hearing aids of good quality and in good condition from Widex, Resound, Starkey, Phonak, Oticon, and Unitron which can be refurbished for reuse.

Unfortunately, we cannot use in-the-ear hearing aids or hearing aids from other manufacturers. The Ear of the Lion Foundation, also known as The Hearing Foundation, can accept these donations. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate a hearing aid that meets our requirements, please fill out our Hearing Aid Donation Form, and mail it to us with the hearing aid(s).

Sell on eBay

Through eBay Giving Works, you can choose to sell items and have a share go to the Hearing and Speech Center. You can pledge to donate any amount from 10% to 100% of the sale price. To learn more or to shop current listings, visit eBay’s Giving Works page to learn more.

Return to Top