Donatiing to Bambino Thrift Shop

Bambino Thrift ShopBambino merchandise comes from a variety of donations. Large or small, donations are always welcome, provided the items are clean, undamaged and ready to be priced for the sales floor. Your generous contributions support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and help provide world-class healthcare to children in need.We only accept donations on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday and Thursday 10 - 2:30
  • Saturday 12 - 3:30

Items Needed for our Sales:

We can accept new or gently used items in good condition, including:

  • Men's, women's & children’s clothing
  • Kitchenware
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry
  • Quilts and linens
  • Art
  • Collectibles, antiques
  • Furniture including: sofas, loveseats, tables, dressers

WE ACCEPT DONATIONS IN GOOD CONDITION – PLEASE NO BROKEN, SOILED OR TORN ITEMS. Our goal is to offer the highest quality merchandise to our customers. We especially appreciate receiving  jewelry, art work & decorative items, household items, small appliances, furniture, games and children’s toys.

Unfortunately, and often due to insurance regulations, we are unable to accept the items listed below:

Items We Cannot Accept:

  • Automotive:
    • Batteries/Tires/Snow chains
  • Bedding
    • Bed pillows/electric blankets
    • Mattresses/sleeping bags
  • Books
    • Readers’ Digest/Encyclopedias
    • Technical/Textbooks
    • Travel books over 2 years old
  • Clothing
    • Maternity
    • Children’s sizes 12 and larger
  • Electronics/Electrical
    • Cassette Players/Cassettes/Holders
    • Computers/Monitors/Keyboards
    • FAX/Copy Machines/Typewriters
    • Printers/Scanners
    • Telephone/Cell phones
    • TV’s/VCR & DVD Players
    • VHS Tapes
  • Household
    • Chemical/Cleaning Fluids/Paint
    • Food Items
    • Furniture – large desks
    • Plastic-stacking baskets
    • Wall Paper
    • Window Coverings & Hardware
  • Holidays
    • Tree stands
  • Infant/Children Items
    • Car Seats/Baby Carriers
    • Cribs/High Chairs
    • Diaper Pails/Potty Seats
    • Strollers/Swings
  • Magazine - nothing over 2 years old
    • NO National Geography
  • Medical Equipment
    • Blood Pressure/Diabetes Monitors
    • Crutches, Orthopedic Shoes
    • Walkers/Wheelchairs/Walking Casts
  • Office Supplies
    • Binders/Dry erase markers
    • In/Out letter trays, desk accessories
    • Scissors, pens & pencils
  • Personal Hygiene Items
    • Cosmetics - used
    • Curlers/Hot rollers
    • Shavers
  • Sporting Equipment
    • Exercise Bikes/Machines
    • Helmets
    • Ice & Roller Skates/Roller Blades/Cleats
    • Skis/Boots/Poles
    • Exercise Balls/Free Weights
  • Toys
    • Broken/Incomplete Games & Puzzles

Download the PDF of our donations guidelines.

Making a Donation

Donations are accepted only on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday and Thursday 10 - 2:30
  • Saturday 12 - 3:30

The Bambino Thrift Shop is located at:

5290 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

Given sufficient notice, we can arrange for transportation of large items, such as furniture, that cannot be brought to the shop by the donor.

Monetary Donations

If you would also like to make a monetary donation to support Children’s Hospital, click here.

Other Ways to Help

If you are interested in voluteering to support the Bambino Thrift Shop, please contact: 510.658.7473 or email  

If you are interested in joining the Branches to help support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, please go to the Branches website and submit a membership application.