Donation Guidelines and FAQs

The DAV Thrift Store of Louisville accepts new or gently-used clothing, household items, décor, jewelry, accessories, books, movies, music, furniture, dishes, cookware, toys, and even vehicles.

Tips for donating:

  • Please bring donations to the DAV Thrift Store of Louisville when employees are on duty. Donations dropped off outside of business hours could result in theft.
  • Accept a donation receipt at the time of your donation, and keep it in your records for tax deduction purposes.
  • Give to organizations you know and trust. Fraudulent organizations often modify the names of well-known organizations. Avoid making financial donations to organizations that ask for your credit card number over the telephone or request payment in cash.

For health and safety reasons, as well as high disposal costs, we are unable to accept:

  • Broken or soiled items, including damaged or stained furniture
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Large or Tube Televisions
  • Vehicle tires and batteries
  • Gas canisters and heaters
  • Paint and chemicals
  • Building materials
  • Large pianos (and other items) too large or heavy to fit in a transit van. 
  • Frequently-recalled items, including car seats, cribs, strollers, play pens, and children’s items containing lead or phthalates

For additional information on proper disposal of the items listed above, please visit the website for Kentucky’s Division of Waste Management. For those in the Louisville area, Project Pickup is the periodic junk-collection service provided by Metro Louisville Solid Waste Management.