Your Guide to Selling Items, Donating Clothes, Furniture, Food, or Bicycles or Recycling. You can Even Salvage


As Realtors, we are agents of change. With moving comes deciding what to take and what to leave.

Many homeowners have treasured items they don’t wish to merely donate or recycle. For those distinguished items there is a list of Auctioneers, Consignments, and Appraisers.

Other items are easily saved from the landfill and donated - often for a great cause. You’ll find included in this guide a diverse list of organizations that take items for a greater cause.

Lastly, for those things that cannot be sold or donated, there is a list of recycle centers. Save it from the landfill - sell it, donate it or recycle it instead!


Although this Donation Resource Guide names providers in one or more of these categories, the reader understands that Helen Adams Realty cannot guarantee the quality of service or level of expertise of any such provider.


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Sell: Auctions and Estate Consignments

Robbins Appraisals & Estate Sales
Independent, well researched antiques and residential contents appraisals. Whether you’re buying, selling, downsizing, or insuring.
Jan Durr

Tag Sale Treasures
Tag Sale Treasures’ owner Nancy Baldwin has been helping her clients sell their estates, downsize, and de-clutter since 1989.
Nancy Baldwin

Hall’s Auction
Estate, Personal Property and Business liquidation auctions. In business since 1980.
Danny Hall

SouthEnd Exchange
Whether liquidating a business, downsizing, or handling the estate of a loved one, South End Exchange can manage all assets of your sale.    From taking inventory of your items, pricing, marketing and staffing the sale,  to helping with clean up and donation of non saleable items.   South End Exchange is a full service liquidation, estate, and tag sale business.


Clearing House
Consigning with Clearing House is the easiest way for you to sell your fine furniture and accessories. We specialize in attractive furniture, china, sterling, crystal, glassware, lamps, antiques, fine jewelry, paintings, small rugs, and similar quality items that will sell for at least $20.


Classic Attic
Are you getting ready to move, redecorate or just clean out some rooms? Make some easy money with those things you no longer need. Empty YOUR attic into the CLASSIC ATTIC!


At Hamilton-Stuart, we’ve developed a reputation for our knowledgeable staff, vast experience in the antique and consignment business, and ever-changing inventory.  This foundation has led to an extensive following and makes us a great partner for your Estate Sale.
Patrick Land


Donate: Clothing, Home Goods and Electronics


Goodwill uses 90% of the revenue generated by your donations to train and equip people for jobs that lead to family-sustaining employment.  Bring us your gently used clothing, home accessories, computers and electronics…and see what a little good will do.  All donations are tax-deductible. 

To find a location to donate:



The National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina

Donations of used clothing and household items can be turned into valuable funding for health screenings, kidney disease education, research, patient advocacy, and much more.  NKS welcomes a wide variety of donations, so it’s easy to find clothes and other items to donate  the next time you move. NKS accepts: Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, Miscellaneous decorative items, Silverware, glassware, and tableware, Cookware, pots, and pans, Large and small furniture, Small appliances, Electronics, Books, Toys, Linens And more

620 Montana Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216


Salvation Army

Operates retail thrift stores accepting home and clothing donations. Proceeds from stores benefit The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (132-bed free residential facility) for chemically addicted men. Schedule a pickup from your home or find drop off at a location near you by visiting Special Donations for the Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter (280-bed homeless shelter for women and children) include: diapers, feminine products, toiletries, towels and washcloths and bed linens. Drop off at the shelter, 534 Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC. For more information call 704-716-2769 or visit


Dress for Success

Allows women to interview for jobs and enter the workforce dressed in appropriate attire. Accepts professional attire and accessories for women.  For any questions about donating to Dress for Success, please call 704-525-7706.

500 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 525-7706


Crisis Assistance Ministry

Operates a Free Store that provides donated clothing and household items at no charge to families in need. Blankets, men’s and children’s clothing, and personal care products are in high demand.

(704) 371-3001
500-A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206




Donate: Furniture

Crisis Assistance Ministry

Furniture and appliances that are in good working condition such as stoves, refrigerators, beds, dressers, mattresses, kitchen tables, sofas and chairs are available at no cost to families in need. For information about limited pickup service or dropping these items at the Furniture Bank you can contact them at:

(704) 371-3001
333 Dalton Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28206


Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

Furniture and appliances that are in good working condition such as stoves, refrigerators, beds, dressers, kitchen tables, sofas and chairs are available at no cost to families in need. Call the Donation Hotline to schedule a pick-up: (704) 392-4495.


Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency

Provides services to refugees and plays a vital role in the resettlement in the Charlotte area. Donations of furniture, house-hold items, and beds are needed to furnish refugee apartments. Call the office to schedule an appointment for a pick-up. No appliances.  

(704) 535-8803

5007 Monroe Road Suite 101 
Charlotte, NC 28205.


Beds for Kids
Beds for Kids empowers families with children by delivering beds and other essential furniture items to powerfully supplement the family’s resources as they rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
Items most needed include:
Mattressess, Box Springs, Dressers, Kitchen Tables, Kitchen Chairs, Sofas & Love Seats, Upholstered Chairs, Bunk Beds, Lamps, New Pillows & Linen, Bookshelves, Coffee Tables

Charlotte Warehouse Address
2519 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28203

Lake Norman Warehouse Address
11020 Bailey Road Suite D
Cornelius, NC 28031



Donate: Food Products

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Second Harvest strives to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. They accept donations of unopened non-perishable food as well as pet food.  You can host a Food Drive or donate at their location: 

500 Spratt Street 
Charlotte, NC 28206 
(704) 376-1785



Loaves & Fishes

Through a system of 19 food pantries, Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s supply of nutritionally balanced groceries at no cost to families and individuals experiencing a short-term financial crisis. Food Drives are welcome as are donations of unexpired/unopened nonperishable foods.
648 B Griffith Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 523-4333



Donate: Bicycles

Trips for Kids

A non-profit organization that accepts all types/sizes of “dusty not rusty” bicycles to help mentor children in the Charlotte area. If you are interested in helping out or donating visit their Re-Cyclery!

 512 E. 15th Street
Charlotte, NC
(704) 910-3970


Can't Donate it? Recycle it!

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg area has a number of  full-service and self-service recycling centers throughout town. Find one close to you to drop items that cannot be salvaged or donated to help keep them out of local landfills.


How to prepare for recycling: 

  • Break down cardboard boxes/crates and remove any plastic or styrofoam packaging.
  • Clean and rinse all cartons and plastics of food and liquid waste prior to recycling.
  • Remove caps and lids from bottles and containers
  • Always check to make sure there are no non-recyclables mixed in with your items prior to dropping at a recycling location! 

For a list of items that can be recycled and other frequently asked questions, click here.


According to state law, plastic numbers 1 & 2 and aluminum should always be recycled and never discarded in the garbage.


To find Recycling and Waste Centers in Mecklenburg County, Click Here.





Planning a Renovation or working on a construction project?
Worried about what to do with your extras or the items you’re removing?
Habitat For Humanity and the Habitat ReStore can help with that!


This service benefits in several ways:

  • Donations are tax deductible
  • Recycling saves landfill space
  • It provides Habitat an opportunity to sell the salvaged items in their ReStore
  • It saves the homeowner paying for demolition


“Sweet Spot” Salvage Items Include:

  • Kitchen Cabinets & Granite Counters
  • Kitchen Appliances up to 10 Years Old
  • Vanities, Toilets, Ceiling Fans, Light Fixtures
  • Doors - Interior and Exterior
  • Windows (Vinyl Replacement)
  • Heating and Air Systems
  • Claw Foot Tubs
  • Water Heaters Up to 8 Years Old


If you are working on a renovation, or have purchased a home that is a teardown, contact Habitat for Humanity. They can remove certain items from your home, free of charge, that will in turn benefit the Charlotte Metro Habitat ReStore. This list of “sweet spot” salvage items qualify for free pick-up service.


For Pickups Contact:



Colin Hayes


DeConstruction Manager