About Donating

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Furniture donations——before donations are delivered for consideration, several photos should be emailed to thisnthatthrift@comcast.net.  A volunteer will respond within a few days. Space issues force us to be very selective as to what the shop can accept.  We simply cannot store large objects due to lack of space.

Rickety, broken and soiled furniture cannot be accepted and will be turned away. 

Even if your photos make it appear furniture is in good condition, the final determination is made at the donation door upon arrival. See more about items and their conditions or restrictions in the rest of the donation page content.


Please carefully assess the items you are donating so as not to overload the work time our volunteers spend sorting donations.   Our success at helping St. Luke’s depends on all donors’ efforts helping us by carefully curating your own donations.

This-N-That Donation Guidelines

The Shop gratefully accepts your donations during hours indicated below. Please do not leave donations outside.  Our volunteers answer the doorbell during hours posted.

This-N-That does not provide a pick-up service.  We cannot guarantee assistance for unloading furniture items.  Donors should check with store before bringing larger or bulky items. We encourage you to email pictures and contact information to us at thisnthatthrift@comcast.net. A response should be made within two or three business days as email is monitored by volunteer staff on variable schedules.

Anyone desiring to drop off furniture donations should call This-N-That to determine whether the shop has the need for or the space to accommodate your items.  Large items such as oversized china cabinets (especially one-piece items), entertainment centers and most office furniture are not accepted. Space limitations may prevent our taking items at any particular time.

Donations accepted during the following times:

  • Closed Sunday
  • Monday-10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.(retail shop is closed but donation area is open
  • Tuesday thru Friday-10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Accepted Items


Clean usable clothing of all types for men, women and children.

(Please make sure there are no rips, tears, etc)


Jewelry(including broken pieces and single earrings), purses, shoes, boots, scarves, hats, gloves, belts, briefcases and luggage.

Small Appliances

(in working order) including clocks, toasters, blenders, fans, hair dryers, heaters,  irons, microwaves, and other gadgets.


Antiques, household furniture, small exercise/sports equipment (no treadmills or other exercise machines), lamps, office accessories. We cannot accept large office furniture or home entertainment centers.

Note-upholstered items must be free of smoking odors and pet hair.

All furniture donations are subject to final physical inspection by thrift shop volunteers to determine whether they can be accepted.  Donors are encouraged to email pictures and contact information to the shop at thisnthatthrift@comcast.net.

Flat screen tvs must be fewer than five years old and be accompanied by the remote and appropriate cable.  No analog sets accepted.


towels, shower curtains, kitchen towels and potholders, curtains, rugs, bedroom items (sheets, bed covers, pillows), tablecloths and vintage linens. Note: smoke-infused items should not be donated.


Books, seasonal items (decorations, costumes), cookware, silverware, glassware, china, collectibles, games, puzzles, notecards,  cd players, , audio books, gardening items (hand tools, containers, bird feeders)

Children’s toys are acceptable if complete and have not been recalled by the manufacturer.

Pet items are accepted if clean and free of all remnants of pet hair from previous use.

Unaccepted Items

Due to space and safety regulations, here are some items we cannot accept including:

  • Box springs and mattresses
  • Sofas or love seats
  • Large entertainment centers, commercial office desks and credenzas.   All furniture must be free of stains, smoking odor and pet hair. All furniture donations are subject to final determination of acceptability by thrift shop personnel.  We encourage donors to email pictures of larger items in advance with contact information to thisnthatthrift@comcast.net.
  • Flat screen televisions older than five years or any analog television.
  • Car seats of any kind
  • Window blinds (includes plastic, wooden, metal, new or used, no bamboo roll-up shades)
  • Mounted valences for drapery sets
  • Baby or child cribs with or without mattresses, bouncy toys in which children can sit.  Potential hazards due to recall are deciding factors.
  • Large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, tvs other than flat screen)
  • Medical equipment–no booties, braces, or bedside commodes. Wheelchairs or walkers are considered on case-by-case basis depending on condition and our current space issues)
  • Treadmills and any other exercise machines
  • Kerosene heaters
  • Large computers and copiers
  • Paint and chemical products
  • Guns and ammunition
  • Home building materials including window blinds and wall to wall carpet
  • Plumbing fixtures such as faucets used garden hoses
  • Lighting fixtures or any electrical item requiring wiring in to work
  • Items known to have been recalled
  • Automobile parts or tires
  • Opened cosmetics or personal care items.


5007 Georgia Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 292-4032
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tues. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wed. - Fri: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Monday--10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.(the retail shop is closed, but the donation door is open on Mondays)
Tues.--Fri. 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Saturday-10:00 a.m.-12:30