Open to the public four days a week and located at 284 Main Street, just east of the church building, the St. Paul’s UMC Thrift Shop is a dynamic ministry that serves the community and the environment.
A treasure trove of bargains, the Thrift Shop moves approximately 50,000 items per year from one household to another with sales of fine china, rugged tools, toys, electronics, books, artwork, jewelry, recreational and exercise equipment, lamps, furniture, cooking items and other household necessities, school supplies – the list goes on. The second-floor rooms are chock-full of clothing, footwear, and accessories of all sorts and sizes.
The Thrift Shop puts a premium on protecting the environment. Donations are accepted 24 hours a day, and what is not sold is diligently recycled. Seven tons of clothing per year are recycled into new items, and the volunteers triage unsold metal, plastic, and cardboard to recycling facilities.
More than 65 volunteers, about 25 of them from outside the church membership, chip in to sort items, staff the sales counter, and perform the many other large and small tasks that keep the Thrift Shop and its contents vibrant and relevant.