The only not-for-profit thrift store in the region whose proceeds all go directly to help the local community
The ACTS Thrift Store offers the perfect opportunity for you to help our community. We take your generous donations and sell them for a fraction of their cost to the community.
Did you know that most thrift stores are for-profit stores?
Others offer some support to local non-profit organizations, but the ACTS Thrift Store truly makes a difference in the community. Every donation and every purchase goes to support the programs that ACTS offers in Prince William County to support the poor, homeless, and victims of personal violence. Additionally, ACTS’ service programs distribute Thrift Store vouchers so that our clients can shop for the clothing or household items they need at no cost to them.
The ACTS Thrift Store
Offers the perfect opportunity for you to help our community while you clean out your overburdened closets, attics and basements. We welcome your donations of clothing, shoes, toys, household items, furniture, and appliances that are clean and in good condition. Our staff will be happy to provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. Due to limited receiving space, we cannot accept donations during inclement weather.
Now Open for Donations!
Visit us at
3661 Canal Road
Dumfries, VA 22026
Although the Thrift Store will remain closed until further notice, we will begin taking donations again starting Saturday (5/30/2020).
Our hours of operations for donations only are:
- Mon 2 - 4
- Tue 2 - 4
- Wed 2 - 4
- Thu 2 - 4
- Fri 2 - 4
- Sat 10 - 2
- Sun Closed
Donate to Our Thrift Store
All donations to ACTS directly benefit your local community. Everything you donate will create new opportunities for local people looking to find a job, get their lives back on track or support their families. Donations are 100% tax-deductible and receipts are available upon request.
We accept items in salable condition. Please see our guidelines to help you sort, package and donate your un-needed items
Drop off location for donations
The drop off area for all donations is located in the back, around the side of our thrift store. We accept only bags and or boxes of clothing & miscellaneous items during donation times. Furniture is to be off loaded at the front in our loading and unloading area. All furniture must be inspected by our staff before being removed from personal vehicles. Please do not leave donations outside after store hours.
Items Not Accepted Include
Under our Health Department Guidelines we are not allowed to accept the following items:
• Furniture with pet hair or pet stains
• TV’s (box, tubes, floor model, projection type)
• Metal desks
• Stoves (Gas or Electric)
• Washers or Dryers
• Paint (that has been opened )
• Large computer monitors
• Large over the range microwaves
Any furniture with rips or stains will not be accepted. We no longer have the Haul-away service, nor are we able to pick up items from your home. ACTS Reserves the right to refuse any donations we deem unsalable.
How to Donate
Donating to ACTS is easy! Just follow these simple steps.
Step 1 - Gather Your StuffWalk around your home and collect things you and your family no longer need — clothes that have not worn for a long time or do not fit, un-used presents or gifts that have just been taking up space, household items you don’t need, furniture you want to remove to make space and anything you feel ACTS might be able to sell to help others. Collect the smaller items in one place and keep track of the bigger items, especially furniture.
Step 2 - Sort Your ItemsIt is important to check and sort your items to be sure they can be best used by the store. Clothing and Shoes should be clean, wearable and in decent condition. Ideally they will be lightly used with no rips or buttons missing. Toys must be complete, clean and able to be played with by children. Household goods should be complete and in good working order. Electrical items and appliances should be functional and safe. Furniture also needs to be complete, and have no rips, stains or pet hair. Think before you donate - would you pass these items on to family or freinds, or would you throw them out first. We don't believe that something is better than nothing. We want our customers to feel good about what they purchase from us.
Step 3 - Package Your ItemsSorted items can be mixed, provided they will not get damaged. Smaller items and clothes should be in a box or a bag. Please consider individually wrapping items that are considered high value or fragile. Wherever possible, use any original packing because this helps preserve the items and increases their value. Take care that all hangers are removed and that items are from a clean, dry location.
Step 4 - Deliver ThemReady to drop off your items? Just check our store opening times and bring your clothes and smaller items to the store. We will gratefully receive them and give you a receipt.
Volunteer for the ACTS Thrift Store
The ACTS Thrift Store is always looking for Volunteers to help run and maintain the store's operation. IIf you are interested in volunteering please visit our new volunteer portal and complete the application form.
The responsibility of a donation sorter works in our warehouse to open our bags of donations, sort through our clothing items, and prepare them for our staff to price and hang. If items are in unsaleable condition they are put in a
separate area to be discarded. Rather than throw these items away, they are sold in bulk to organizations who distribute them in Africa. Also, if shoes or other items are found in the bags they are put into bins to be sent to our Thrift Store location for pricing. This is the ideal job for individuals who enjoy clothes and can make a good story to go with what you find. If you see cute children's clothes in the store and say out loud, "Isn't that adorable?" then this is the job for you. Why not sign up a group of friends? We have a lot of fun!
The thrift store retail assistant processes, sorts and stocks donations to the thrift store and performs sale floor duties as assigned.
They must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to undertake the physical requirements involved with the Thrift Store setting. Good oral commutation skills and language skills are an advantage. Duties also include maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the store. If you like meeting people, showing off what you have to share, and take pride in what you do, this could be the spot for you.
You will meet some wonderful people. Some may come in, grab what they want, and go. But that isn't the norm. Most of our customers are part of the ACTS family and come to the store to meet, chat, and look for that latest piece of something they can't live without!