We Miss You!

and hope that you miss us. This will be over soon, and we can’t wait to see you again.

As Mr. Roger’s Mom said…in times of crisis, look for the helpers
…and you’re a helper!!!



Thrift Shop & Donation Door Coronavirus Closure Until Further Notice

We have SUSPENDED accepting donations until we reopen. Please DO NOT leave donations outside the door as no member volunteer will be available to take care of them.
Our top priorities at Assistance League of Charlotte are the health and safety of our member volunteers and everyone in the communities we serve.
We appreciate your continued support and understanding.

Assistance League of Charlotte Thrift Shop

Voted best Thrift Shop in Charlotte by Creative Loafing Readers

First time Shoppers and regulars alike agree this is a great place to shop!
 Shop Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10 – 4

Proceeds from the Thrift Shop help fund Assistance League of Charlotte philanthropic programs.

Bargains abound in gently used items such as furniture, clothing, books, toys, jewelry, household items, electronics, computers, shoes, sports equipment and baby items. Assistance League members staff the store and help provide an enjoyable shopping experience for each customer.

Members pay special attention to sorting donations to the shop to make sure that the merchandise is of the best quality. Items considered unsuitable for sale are donated to other nonprofits in the Charlotte area. Click here for a list of Assistance League of Charlotte Thrift Shop Nonprofit partners.

It takes many hands and hours to sort, clean, and price donations.  Our dedicated members are there almost everyday processing our donations.  Many of our customers are also our donors. 

We are now featuring some of the most unique finds in the shop on Craigslist. Items can include women’s and men’s clothing, collectibles, furniture, computers, and electronics, as well as household items. To see photos and descriptions of these items, go to charlotte.craigslist.org and enter “Assistance League” in the search box.  All items are displayed in our shop for customers to see the actual item.


Charlotte Thrift Shop
3405 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28217
email: alcharlottethriftshop@gmail.com

Regular Shop Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10 – 4

We accept credit/debit cards.
We do not accept checks

Assistance League of Charlotte operates as a Technology Access Program by making computers and computer accessories available to low income individuals and families through its Assistance League of Charlotte Thrift Shop. Donated computers are refurbished under the Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program. Through its computer refurbishing efforts, Assistance League of Charlotte makes computers available to its patrons, promotes computer literacy, and helps the environment by recycling used computers

Discount Information

Colored Tag Discounts

Each month 2 different colored tags indicate a discounted price at either 50%, or 75% off the regular price. Signs are posted throughout the store to inform our customers of the discounted colors.

CMS/Military Discount:

We offer a 20% discount off an entire purchase every day for employees of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District and present/former military personnel with IDs. White-ticketed merchandise is NOT subject to the discount. The following items are also excluded from this discount: school uniforms, consigned merchandise, End-of-Season sale merchandise and special events. Other exclusions may apply.

ID is required & strictly enforced:
No ID, No discount.
No exceptions.

Our Policies

We have a “NO RETURN” policy,

If an item doesn’t have a tag, it goes back into inventory until the department head prices it.  Negotiations will not be entertained.


Donation Information

Donations of items in good repair are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Items may be dropped off during normal operating hours.

Click here for a list of acceptable donations.

Have pieces too big to put in your car?  We’ll pick them up for you at no charge.

 Call the Thrift Shop at
704-525-5000 to arrange a furniture pick up.