The Giving Tree is a non-profit thrift and gift shop with two locations- in Wake Forest and Youngsville, NC. Our mission is to support the ongoing educational, enrichment and extra-curricular programs of the 21 K-12, public, private, and charter schools in Wake Forest and Youngsville. We provide support through the donation of profits generated from our brick-and-mortar stores.


We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Charity!

We sell donated home goods items and give all of the proceeds back to the 21 schools in Wake Forest and Youngsville.

What makes us Different…

“This does NOT look like a Thrift Store!”

Exactly! , Most new customers have this same reaction when they visit The Giving Tree for the first time

In our boutique-like atmosphere we sell donated home goods items including furniture, decor, collectibles, artwork, and children’s items. We also have a selection of new items (jewelry, scarves, soaps, and lotions) to complement our existing line of donated merchandise.

Whether you need a gift or something new-to-you for your home, you can find it at The Giving Tree!

Where does your school rank in 2024?

Casa Esperanza Montessori
Endeavor Charter School
Envision Science Academy
Franklin Academy
Heritage Elementary
Heritage Middle
Heritage High
Jones Dairy
North Wake College & Career Academy
Richland Creek
St. Catherine of Siena
Thales Academy
Wake Forest Charter
Wake Forest Elementary
Wake Forest Middle
Wake Forest High
Wake Preparatory Academy
Cedar Creek Middle
Long Mill Elementary
Youngsville Academy
Youngsville Elementary

We have donated over $200,000 back to our schools!

          Visit us at both of our locations!

839 S Main St

Wake Forest NC, 27587


Store Hours:

Mon-Sat 10-5

Sunday – Closed

Donation Hours:

Mon-Sat 10:30-4:30

Sun – Not Accepted

Donations not accepted on Black Friday, 11/29/24

138 E Main St

Youngsville NC 27596


Store Hours:

Monday- Closed

Tues-Sat 10-5

Sunday 1-4

Donation Hours:

Monday- Not Accepted

Tues-Sat 10:30-4:30

Sunday 1-4

Donations not accepted on Black Friday, 11/29/24