The soon-to-open Savers thrift store in Walnut Creek, California is now accepting donations at its donation center near Rossmoor, in the Tice Valley neighborhood.
Members of the community can pull up and pull into a special parking spot. An attendant will come out to the car with a large green bin to accept donations.
Having the attendant to help unload is great, especially if you have many items. We visited recently and donated a large bin of clothing, as well as children’s toys.
Savers will take various items, including clothing, books, housewares, and furniture. We’ve found that they accept a broader range of items than smaller thrift stores like Goodwill.
Although Savers is a for-profit company, donations do support nonprofit partners. You can request a tax receipt from Savers’ nonprofit partner after donating.
The Walnut Creek donation center is open daily from 9am to 8pm. Large banners near the road indicate that the store is accepting donations.
If you donate, you’ll receive a coupon for a discount on a future purchase at the store. We received a 20% off coupon with our donation.
At the moment, Savers is not yet open to sell items; it is only open to accept donations. A staff member told the Bay Area Telegraph that the store will likely open for shoppers in 2023, perhaps in February.
Donating items is a great way to make some space in your closet and help the planet simultaneously. Bring your items to Savers, or another local Walnut Creek thrift store.
After donating, check out the Tice Valley Park, which is right by the thrift store.