Donation Guidelines

Donations to The Thrift Station

486 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Danville, CA
(925) 820-1988

Donations Benefiting the Discovery Counseling Center

The Thrift Station, located in downtown Danville, is an all-volunteer organization that relies on donations from the community to benefit the Discovery Counseling Center. Discovery Counseling Center (DCC) is a community-based non-profit organization serving the San Ramon Valley for more than 50 years. DCC is committed to providing individuals and families with affordable and high-quality mental health services and improving bonding and health communication. In addition, DCC provides a counseling intern at all of our 36 local SRVUSD schools.

How to Donate?

We are open Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm. Donations are gladly accepted during our open hours. Drive to the back of the shop and bring your donations inside. Look for our signage and blue door. Give us a call if you have questions about donating!

Things We Love:

  • Gently used adults and children’s clothing in good condition – all seasons accepted

  • Athletic wear

  • Warm winter coats, boots, hats, scarves, and gloves

  • Women’s and Men’s accessories: purses, scarves, shoes, ties, purses, hats

  • Sporting goods such as golf clubs, baseball bats, tennis balls, sports cleats, yoga mats, weights, helmets, soccer gear, bikes in good condition

  • Toys, puzzles, games, stuffed animals

  • Seasonal Décor! Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Valentine’s Day

  • Housewares: dishes, pots and pans, bowls, glasses, plates, silverware, art

  • Small electrical items. Lamps in good working condition

  • Tools

  • Housewares and decor

  • Decorative pillows, linens, sheets, tablecloths, runners

  • Pet supplies: collars, leashes, crates, beds

  • Small furniture items

  • Books

  • Crafts, yarn, buttons, ribbons

Items We Cannot Sell:

Broken or need to repair items, computers, printers, television sets, old or damaged books, textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines more than a year old, particle board furniture or large pieces, large appliances, mattresses or headboards, cribs or car seats, blinds or traverse rods, large carpets, large suitcases, plastic food containers, jars (except canning), used bed pillows, sleeping bags, comforters and mattress pads, used underwear, socks, swimsuits, and masks, snow skis or snow boards, boots, and poles.

Thank You for Your Support

N. S. LEE

Retired Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Affiliations:

  • Project Management Institute

MIA LEONDAKIS

Former Vice President of Transformation at ServiceNow and VMware

Affiliations:

  • Former Board of Directors, Fostering Wishes
  • Thrift Station

ROBERT COMBS

Real Estate Advisor, Compass

Affiliations:

  • Town of Danville Planning Commissioner
  • Board Member, Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • President, Danville Rotary, Town of Danville Design Review Board Member
  • Board of Directors
  • League of California Cities, California State University at Chico Alumni Board of Directors
  • Parent Advisory Council
  • CSU
  • Past President

MICHAEL COPELAND

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Affiliations:

  • San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds
  • San Ramon Valley Girls’ Athletic League Softball
  • Contributor to Alive Magazine

MARK DAVIS

Tri- Counties Bank- Senior Vice-President

Affiliations:

  • American Heart Association
  • United Way
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Anthony’s San Francisco
  • San Francisco and Sacramento Food Banks
  • Sacred Heart Community
  • Past Board Member California Symphony
  • Past

JENISE FALK

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Principal

Affiliations:

  • President of the Friends of Discovery(Thrift Station)
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association
  • San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

NEWELL ARNERICH

Town of Danville, Town Council Member, AD Architects, Inc., President & Co-founder

Affiliations:

  • Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • Board Member & Past President
  • Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary Club- Member & Past President
  • AIA
  • American Institute of Architects
  • NACRB
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board
  • Danville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

KATHY CHIVERTON

Retired Executive Director Discovery Counseling Center

Affiliations:

  • Leadership San Ramon Valley Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Danville
  • Contra Costa County Measure X Community Advisory Board Member

MARIE HALL

  • Licensed Social Worker; Retired Clinical Director
  • St. Anne’s Catholic Church

Affiliation:

  • Friends of Discovery

MITCHELL HOPSON

Vice-President of Finance, Zearn

Affiliations:

  • Diablo Black Men’s Group (past Treasurer)
  • San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition (founding member)
  • Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • Board of Directors
  • Youth sports coach

DAVID KRAVITZ

Affiliations:

  • Director of Student Services
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Claire Humphrey

Retired Pediatrician: Valley Community Health Center and Blackhawk Medical Group

Affiliations:

  • Marriage Mentor Community Presbyterian Church
  • Spiritual Mentor CityTeam Oakland

SCOTT LUCIA

Wealth Management at Andrews, Lucia Wealth Management LLC

Affiliation:

  • Tassajara Valley Little League

ANDY LI

Board Member, Contra Costa Community College District

Affiliations:

  • President
  • Civic Leadership USA
  • President
  • API Coalition, Board of Directors
  • Leadership San Ramon Valley
  • Steering Committee
  • San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition
  • Rotary Club of Dougherty Valley/San Ramon

NEAL MITCHELL

Community Volunteer

Affiliations:

  • Hall of Fame Board Member Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Board Member Love for Margot Foundation
  • Past Board Member Mercator Medical Systems
  • Past Board Member Injoy Media Corporation

NISHI MOONKA

Chief of Staff/Head of Purpose and Culture at Blue Beyond Consulting

Affiliations:

  • Quail Run Learning Fund Vice President
  • PTA

SARAH NIX

Attorney, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law By the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Affiliations:

  • Past President, Board of Diablo Valley of Estate Planning
  • Iron Horse Mother’s Club
  • AAUW, Volunteer St. Isidore’s Parish
  • East Bay Trust &amp, Estate Lawyers

JILL PURCELL

Owner Purcell International – Food Importing Business

Affiliations:

  • San Ramon Valley YMCA- Past Board Member
  • Diablo Homeowner’s Association- Past Secretary
  • Dorris-Eaton School-Past PTA President
  • Green Valley School and Monte Vista High School- Past PTSA Member

PAT WILSON

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Educator

Affiliations:

  • Sons in Retirement (SIRS)
  • 100 Club of Contra Costa County
  • Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) Sponsor Program
  • San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

MARY VERSTRAETE

Retired from Banking

Affiliations:

  • Member of the Friends of Discovery
  • Thrift Station

GARY RIELE

Affiliations:

  • Principal
  • Riele Commercial Real Estate

ANN WILLOUGHBY

Retired Chief of Staff, University of California Office of the National Laboratories

Affiliations:

  • Treasurer Friends of Discovery Board (Thrift Station)
  • Quest Science Center Advisory Board
  • Livermore Lab Foundation
  • Expanding Your Horizons
  • Agape Village Foster Family Agency
  • American Association of University Women