Stop & Shop Thrift Store

The Center for Active Living operates a fantastic thrift shop on the street level of our building. Proceeds from the store provide critical funding for The Center’s operations. You can donate your gently used treasures or shop for a new one. We also welcome volunteers.

On the first Friday of every month, members receive a 50% discount on most items in the store. Just show your Center electronic key card to the cashier.

Location and Hours
4504 California Ave. SW (around the corner from The Center’s main entrance).

Open daily Monday – Sunday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Logo with text "The Center Stop & Shop Thrift Store" in blue font.
Exterior view of a storefront with signs reading "West Seattle Senior Center." Clothing and various items are displayed outside, reminiscent of a Stop & Shop Thrift Store, and a large tree is partially visible on the left.

Aylene Kandappu
Stop & Shop Manager
206-932-4044 / ext. 112

How to Donate to the Stop & Shop Thrift Store

We welcome your donations of high-quality, sellable items. Check our list below and bring your items to the Stop & Shop during regular shop hours. No appointment necessary. 

We accept:

  • Antiques
  • Appliances (small only like blenders, toasters, vacuums and phones)
  • Art (paintings, frames, photography)
  • Arts and craft items
  • Bedding, linens and blankets (clean with no stains)
  • Bicycles
  • Cameras
  • Canning jars (Ball, Mason and Kerr)
  • Canes and walkers
  • Cars
  • CDs (no records or tapes)
  • China, glassware, dishes
  • Clothing and accessories (modern men’s and women’s clothing, gently used shoes, bags, belts and hats)
  • Curtains and drapes
  • Decor (clocks, candles, bookends, knick-knacks, wall hangings, statues)
  • DVD players
  • Games (no missing pieces)
  • Hangers (plastic only, tied into bundles)
  • Holiday decorations
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes, silverware)
  • Lamps (non-halogen)
  • Luggage (vintage)
  • Magazines (from the past four months)
  • Movies on VHS and DVD
  • Rugs
  • Sewing (electric sewing machines, sergers and sewing accessories)
  • Silverware (sterling)
  • Stereos (portable only)
  • TVs (flatscreens, newer models only)
  • Umbrellas

We are not able to accept:

  • Anything damaged
  • Appliances (large items like stoves, freezers, dishwashers, washers, dryers)
  • Barbecues
  • Beds and mattresses
  • Blinds
  • Books
  • Building materials (doors, windows, paint, paneling)
  • Car parts or tires
  • Car seats
  • Children’s items (clothing, toys, gear)
  • Computers, printer or routers
  • Exercise equipment (stationary bikes, weights or weight machines)
  • Furniture
  • Food
  • Fixtures (ceiling fans, wall lights)
  • Recyclables (newspapers, cans, bottles)
  • Sewing machines built in cabinets or older models
  • Sinks or toilets
  • Sporting goods (equipment, skis, tents)
  • Swing sets
  • Toys and stuffed animals
  • TVs that are not flatscreen and older models
  • Underwear
  • Waterbeds
  • Wire hangers