Thrift Stores

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Our two thrift shops are an important part of our ministry – the Germantown Thrift Shop located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and our Lighthouse Thrift Shop located in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia. In addition to raising much needed funds for our ministry to homeless men, our two thrift shops also provide real life workforce development training for the 50 homeless men enrolled in our New Life Rehabilitation and Job Readiness Program.

One of our goals is to help men get back into the workforce.  The sad reality is that many of our men would get fired from their jobs apart from the hands-on training we provide through our two thrift shops.  By working in our thrift shops, men acquire important job readiness skills such as the ability to follow instructions, being on time, working with others, relating appropriately to the public, working under supervision, developing a solid work ethic and pursuing excellence.

When men in the New Life Program step out into the workforce, they tell us that the workforce development skills they learned at the Mission equipped them do a good job that often grabs the positive attention of their boss.

We also use our two thrift shops as a ministry in and of themselves.  Last year, we provided without charge thousands of pieces of good used clothing to over 1,600 needy people with more than half of them being children.  Agencies such as the Salvation Army, the Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry, the Germantown office of State Representative John Myers, other non-profits and various churches refer needy people to us for clothing from our two thrift shops.  We don’t get reimbursed by these other agencies – we are just glad that we can help ease the crushing burden of poverty for needy men, women and children.

We need your help to keep our thrift shops going strong as an important part of our ministry.

Donate Items for our Thrift Shops

Please visit us at both of our locations:

Germantown Thrift Shop

101 E. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday, 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Regular Weekly Specials In Germantown:

  • Monday ~ Senior Citizens 65 years and older take 20% off purchase*
  • Tuesday ~ Terrific Tuesday ~ Everyone gets 10% OFF their entire purchase*
  • Wednesday ~ Shoe Madness! ~ Adult shoes: $2, Children’s shoes: $1 (6 pair sale limit)*
  • Thursday ~ Book & Bric-a-Brac Bonanza! ~ 20% OFF all bric-a-brac and books*
  • Friday ~ Crazy Clothing Friday ~ 20% OFF all clothing*
  • Saturday ~ Super Saturday ~ 20% OFF all furniture*

* All specials exclude jewelry and all items behind the counter unless otherwise noted.  Some  exclusions apply as marked.  Specials cannot be combined with any other offer or sale.

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The Lighthouse Thrift Shop

6515 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111
Hours of operation: Mon – Sat, 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Regular Weekly Specials At the Lighthouse:

  • Monday ~ Senior Citizens 65 years and older take 20% off purchase*
  • Tuesday ~ Terrific Tuesday ~ Everyone gets 10% OFF their entire purchase*
  • Wednesday ~ Shoe Madness! ~ Adult shoes: $2, Children’s shoes: $1 (6 pair sale limit)*
  • Thursday ~ Book & Bric-a-Brac Bonanza! ~ 20% OFF all bric-a-brac and books*
  • Friday ~ Crazy Clothing Friday ~ 20% OFF all clothing*
  • Saturday ~ Super Saturday ~ 20% OFF all furniture*

*All specials exclude jewelry and all items behind the counter unless otherwise noted.  Some  exclusions apply as marked.  Specials cannot be combined with any other offer or sale.


 


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