Post-Holiday Purge: Where to Donate Toys and Clothes in Athens, GA

Declutter through donation

By Jessica Sweeney, Publisher Macaroni KID Athens December 28, 2023

Toys and clothes taking over the house after the holiday season? Consider "decluttering" your space by donating your gently used toys, clothes, and household items to our community! ♻️
Below is a list of places of where you can donate in and around Athens, GA.

If you have a large or unique item you wish to donate, call before you head out!

Do you know of another donation location in need?
Send it to me!

  • Athens Habitat for Humanity (2 locations)
    1. ReStore West
        4125 Atlanta Highway Athens, GA
    2. ReStore East
        532 Barber Street Athens, GA
    Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Currently offering FREE Pick-Up. Call (706) 354-0936 to schedule.
    View their list of accepted items for pick-up HERE.

  • Project Safe Thrift Store
    995 Hawthorne Avenue #7, Athens, GA
    Open Monday - Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Closed on Sundays.
    (706) 425-8863

    Project safe offers a 24/7 Emergency Shelter servicing Madison County, Oconee County, Clarke County, and Oglethorpe County.
    View their current shelter supply list HERE.

    Please make sure all items you wish to donate are boxed or bagged and brought to the store during business hours only.

  • America's Thrift Stores
    3190 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA
    Open Monday - Saturday from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm
    (706) 543-7030

    Donation Bins around the Athens, GA area:
    1. 3650 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA
    2. 485 Huntington Road, Athens, GA

    You can schedule a pick-up online by clicking HERE.

  • Chosen for Life Ministries  
    1410 Greensboro Highway, Ste A, Watkinsville, GA
    * The Clothes Closet will be closed from December 20 through January 3, 2024.

    Learn more by visiting their Facebook Page or their Website.
    Have a question? Send them an e-mail:

  • Lydia's Place
    565 Jerry Smith Drive, Unit #1, Watkinsville, GA
    Open Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
    (678) 389-9875

    Lydia's Place serves young adults ages 17-24. Please view their list of items they are able to accept HERE.
    Check out their Facebook Page!

  • Goodwill (2 Locations)
    1. West Athens
        3898 Atlanta Highway Bogart, GA
        (706) 433-1900
    2. East Athens
        4070 Lexington Road Athens, GA
        (706) 395-1589
        Open Monday - Saturday from 9:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 8:00pm

    Drop-off at their drive-up donation center, or schedule a priority pick-up online by clicking HERE.