Supporting our refugee community, supporting our local community

Donate To Safari Thrift

Safari Thrift accepts donations of furniture, household items, clothing, and other items at our Safari Thrift location. 

Safari Thrift offers donation pickups for large donations (distinguished by 3 large furniture items or more) within a 30 mile radius of the store. Please contact 303.399.4500 with any questions or to schedule a pickup.

The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Please ask us for a form to fill out for tax purposes. 

Interested in organizing a furniture donation drive?

ACC is always in need of furniture and household items to help set-up our newly arriving refugees' families' homes. If you are interested in helping our refugee families' home set-ups by organizing a donation drive at your school, church, business, or neighborhood please return this information form to

Safari Thrift Training Program

Safari Thrift Training Program provides an eight week, 260 hour employment readiness training in a retail setting. Located in the Safari Thrift retail store, this program offers participants the opportunity to train for either janitorial and maintenance or cashiering and retail employment. One major asset is the programs location within an actual business, a feature which allows participants the direct application of classroom materials. 

Safari Thrift prepares refugees to navigate the American workplace; the multi-faceted curriculum includes a duties-specific aspect for each of the two areas of employment; and another aspect focuses on American styles of communication, dress, and vocabulary. The current job market dictates that individuals with minimal English language capacity apply for janitorial positions, while those with stronger language skills may fill customer service positions. Employment opportunities within these positions are made possible by Safari's interactive curriculum, which is available to English speakers of all levels.