Donate to Our Charity in the Atlanta Area & Kidney Disease Sufferers Across Georgia & the Nation Will Give Thanks
When you donate to any charity, sometimes it’s tough to see where your contribution goes or who it helps. That’s why American Kidney Services (AKS), an Atlanta area charity, wants you to know how we help, who we help, and why we’re so passionate about what we do.
Our organization began in 1981 with a quest to help kidney programs by collecting used clothing and household goods. While other charities often focus on rehabilitation, AKS saw an immediate need for direct financial aid among the nearly 26 million sufferers of kidney disease and renal failure. As these patients wait on a kidney transplant list, they are forced to undergo dialysis several times a week. Not only does this take a debilitating toll on their health, but it also disrupts their daily lives to the point where they may not be able to hold down a job, keep up with their rent, or pay their power bill. However, AKS felt that monetary assistance could help them with their general cost of living, thereby increasing their quality of life—all by asking Atlanta area residents like you to donate to charity.
Since 2004, we have been donating our proceeds directly to American Kidney Fund’s efforts to lessen the financial burden for kidney disease sufferers. By making it as easy as possible to donate to charity, we hope to collect your used clothing and household items and resell them for a wonderful cause.
Want to know where to donate? Below are a few free, easy options:
- Bring your tax deductible* charity donation to our storefront location in Atlanta, which is attended from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Donations accepted 24/7.
- You can also bring your contribution to any of our hundreds of 24-hour donation box sites (these donation centers are available 24/7), or any of the 12 participating Value Village stores that are accepting donations on our behalf.
- Schedule a customized donation pick up with our truck service, available Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – dark, or Saturdays by special collection arrangements. Call 770-609-2200 or sign up online here.
We know that generosity is alive and well in Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Acworth, and all surrounding areas, so make sure your gift is well received. Donate to charity by requesting a donation pick up today. We gladly accept used clothes, books, toys, games, electronics, small furniture, small appliances, decorative items, antiques, and more.
*To the fullest extent allowed by law.