Some have a difficult time parting with high end fine antiques and furniture which is the reason why most of our donors are thrilled when they learn they are easily able to donate antiques or antique collectibles to CSAAC through its, “Empower” program.  We provide a fair market value tax write-off along with the peace of mind of knowing your antique donation will truly help someone in need.

  • Donation Guidelines – Please Read Before Donating!
  • CSAAC welcomes all offers of new or very gently-used furniture, but we reserve the right to refuse unsuitable donation drop offs. Schedule a furniture pick up or drop off your donation in Montgomery County.
  • Donations dropped off at CSAAC are sold to the general public. We ask that all merchandise be in excellent condition, be 100% operable and be thoroughly cleaned. Items that are broken, scratched or in need of repair cannot be accepted, as we do not have the resources available to refurbish these items.
  • CSAAC wants our generous donors to know that making your collectible donation to charity not only helps to meet the needs of those less fortunate in our communities, but you also may be eligible to claim the maximum allowed tax deduction for your charitable contribution. Excellent tax benefits for you! The proceeds from your generous donation to CSAAC benefit adults and children on the autism spectrum.
  • A few facts to Know Before Donating Collectibles to CSAAC: As a collector, donating from your collection instead of your bank account or your investment portfolio is ultimately most tax beneficial. When you donate appreciated property to The Giving Center rather than selling it, you avoid capital gains tax that you’d otherwise incur on a sale. Also, the long-term gains on collectibles are subject to a higher maximum rate of (28%) than long-term gains on most long-term property at 15% or 20%, depending on your particular tax bracket — so you can save even more taxes by donating your collectibles to CSAAC.
  • Also, proper substantiation of the donation is critical, and this may include providing an appraisal of your item(s). If you donate collectible items with a collective value of $2,500 or more, you’ll need a qualified appraisal, and if the collective value is $20,000 or above, a copy of the qualified appraisal must be attached to your tax return. If an individual item is valued at $20,000 or more, you may also be required to provide a photograph of the donated collectible item with your tax return.
  • Process for appraisal prior to acceptance
  • Value threshold be established. Items valued under $1000.00 may possibly not be accepted.
  • Most donations are tax deductible. We will give you a receipt for tax purposes. To guide you in determining the value of donated property, see IRS Publication 561.

CSAAC items of Interest:

  • Pottery
  • Artwork
    • Framed paintings, prints, drawings, etchings, posters and art photography; art glass; pottery; sculpture
  • Antique furniture
    • Antique cabinets, dressers, grandfather clocks
  • Jewelry
    • Donate Jewelry
    • If you own jewelry and have no use for it, you can donate to charity and benefit from a fair market tax deduction. Almost all jewelry will or already has appreciated in value depending on the condition, artistry, beauty, age, rarity, or other desirable features as you may already know. Jewelry donations range from broken gold or silver necklaces or chains, jewelry missing gemstones to very rare and hard to come by fine or estate jewelry.


  • Jade figurines
  • Autographed sports merchandise, autographed books, historical magazines and newspapers
  • collections of silver flatware
  • China, crystal,
  • tiffany lamps
  • katana swords,
  • antique clocks
  • Furniture . . . and More

We are unable to accept clothing, children’s items, TV’s, electronics, mattresses, rugs or window treatments