Charity Bios

Make It Home

Make It Home is a non-profit furniture bank with locations in Walnut Creek and San Rafael servicing 7 Bay Area counties.

Make It Home’s mission is to help families and individuals transitioning out of crisis by upcycling gently used and donated furnishings to transform empty spaces into homes. Our vision is to end furniture poverty while protecting the environment.

Furnishings and household goods are donated from the community, stagers and local business’ such as Beehive Estate Sales. Items which are not sold or left behind are donated, repurposed, and saved from the landfill.

Make it Home is largely run by volunteers and has furnished over 1200 households, helping over 2700 people while saving over 1400 tons of furniture and household goods from the landfill.

Bambino Thrift Shop

For over 100 years UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has been delivering exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California. Children’s Oakland is one of the nation’s leading pediatric medical centers and the Bay Area’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. The Hospital has a “no child will be turned away regardless of their ability to pay” policy. This promise comes with a high financial cost and many sources are needed to meet this demand. One such source is the Bambino Thrift Shop in Oakland, manned by Branch volunteers.

Thanks to community donations and the generous support of Beehive Estates Sales and their many clients, Bambino was able to donate $143,00 in 2022 to Children’s Hospital. The Bambino Thrift Shop has been receiving donations from Beehive Estate Sales since 2016.

Keeping Our Promise

Since August 2021 Keeping Our Promise SF East Bay has partnered with Beehive Estate Sales to provide household furnishings to Afghan Refugees who served with our military in Afghanistan and have settled in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

In that time, we have served more than one hundred ten families, providing more than $500,000 in furnishings, diverting most of these from the landfill.

This has been a remarkable, and meaningful, partnership! It has truly been life changing!

Garret Thrift Shop

Thank you for allowing Garret volunteer,  Susan Curry, to participate in the items that remain following your recent estate sales.

Susan is a dedicated volunteer, and the items that she brings to the Garret Thrift Shop from the Beehive sales adds greatly to our fund raising.

We rely totally on donations to raise money for John Muir Health. All our profits are turned over to the JMMC Auxiliary which in turn purchases medical equipment needs from a "wish list" from the hospital.

At present, we have committed One million dollars to the new Cancer Center presently being built at the Walnut Creek facility.

Found It

Found It is a peer support and social group for adults with disabilities.

We’d like to thank Beehive Estate Sales for their kindness, generosity, and acceptance of our members.

We are not funded by any agency or government entity and because of our relationship with Beehive, we have been able to keep our program free to all members and keep out over 50 tons of used clothing from our landfills.

Extended Family Program

The primary purpose of the Extended Family Program is to support local unhoused and refugee families as they move into homes by providing furniture, household items, and related services that transform a house into a home.

We accept referrals from International Rescue Committee, Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants, and other government and/or nonprofit agencies assisting in the resettlement of refugees. We also accept referrals from Bay Area agencies assisting in the rehousing of homeless and unhoused individuals and families.

Contra Costa Interfaith Coalition

Contra Costa Interfaith Coalition or CCIC is a 100% volunteer supported organization of churches founded in 1992 to address the growing homelessness crisis.

Our original focus was providing the Concord Adult Shelter with meals in exchange for the County agreeing to keep the shelter open year around.

In time our efforts were expanded to include helping local agencies provide furniture and basic household goods and supplies to those in greatest need through donations we receive.

Beehive Estate Sales have been an amazing resource for us! It’s great to have a place to come and find the kind of things our clients need without pressure to take large items that aren’t a good fit for small living spaces. We are so grateful!

Thrifty Kitty

Thrifty Kitty, a non-profit thrift store in Alameda where 100 percent of all proceeds goes to support FAAS (friends of the Alameda animal shelter).

Our mission is to rehome the nearly 1000 animals either lost, abandoned or surrendered.

Thanks to the generosity of Beehive Estates Sales, items donated to our store are sold and funds are used for all the animals needs.