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Save Lives with Every Purchase

Exciting news! Berkeley Humane’s newly opened thrift shop features a carefully curated collection of vintage clothing, home decor, framed artwork, jewelry, and more. You never know what treasures you will find, and 100% of proceeds benefit shelter animals through our Hope Medical Fund!

help us make the thrift shop a success

Work With Us!

We are hiring an Assistant Manager to work with the General Manager in running the daily operations of the Thrift Shop, including but not limited to volunteer support, training and supervision, team building and customer service, and act as on-site supervisor when the General Manager is not available. Learn more about the position. 

VOlunteer to help!

Volunteers are the reason the Thrift Shop will be a success! If you like to have fun with cool people, support a great cause, can enthusiastically greet strangers without jumping on or sniffing them inappropriately, can help fetch items, then we want to hear from you, and will reward you with lots of positive reinforcement! To learn more, please contact us.

Volunteer roles include sorting donations, merchandising, cashiering and greeting customers. 

We adhere to all COVID safety measures, including masks, regularly sanitizing surfaces, and limiting the number of people who can be in the space.

how to donate

We are in need of donations of home décor, framed art, and jewelry.

Items can be brought inside the Thrift Shop (1120 Solano Ave., Albany) during open hours, Wednesdays through Sundays 11AM–6PM, or left outside our Adoption Center (2700 9th St. Berkeley) between 10AM–2PM on any day. Thank you for your support!

Due to our community’s generosity, we have an excess supply of donated clothing that is overloading our storage, and are unable to accept clothing donations until at least June.

To get a receipt for your in-kind donation, please click here.

Please Donate:

Framed art, home décor, jewelry and special treasures.

Items We Cannot Accept:

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough room for your antique piano, cast iron bathtub, Fluffy’s cat tree, or sectional sofas—sorry about that!

  • baby items including bassinets, cribs, walkers, car seats, strollers
  • bbq grills
  • bed frames, beds, futons
  • bike racks
  • blankets including electric blankets and bedspreads
  • canning jars
  • cat trees
  • chandeliers
  • children’s toys
  • computers
  • crutches, walkers
  • curling irons
  • dog runs and pens
  • draperies
  • encyclopedias
  • exercise equipment
  • fax machines
  • fireplace screens
  • fur clothing
  • furniture (sofas, larger items/sets)
  • geriatric equipment
  • hair dryers
  • hangers
  • holiday lights (except new in box)
  • ironing boards
  • lamps
  • large appliances
  • light fixtures
  • magazines
  • microwaves
  • office furniture
  • perishable items
  • pet strollers
  • phones
  • pillows
  • plastic storage bins and
  • containers
  • plastic water bottles
  • potty seats
  • printers
  • ring binders
  • scanners
  • scholastic books
  • sewing machines
  • shower curtains
  • shredders
  • sofas
  • sports equipment
  • televisions, monitors, consoles
  • typewriters, word processors
  • underwear, undergarments
  • VCRs
  • VHS tapes
  • window blinds, curtains, rods, shades, shutters

If you would like to help Berkeley Humane with any of these items, consider selling them through NextDoor’s Sell For Good and a portion of the proceeds will automatically be donated to us! Learn more here.

Questions? Visit our FAQs page.

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hope medical fund

Thrift Shop proceeds support Berkeley Humane’s Hope Medical Fund, giving medically-vulnerable animals the second chance they deserve!

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