Thrifty Threads

Thrifty Threads is open Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and Saturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Thrifty Threads, Brookline’s only thrift store, is located inside United Parish and is fully operated by volunteers.

Thrifty Threads has been open and serving the community for 17 years. The shop is not only a source of income for this church, but is an important ministry serving Brookline and surrounding communities with good quality clothing at very low prices.

Items for sale include second-hand men's and women's clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. Most items cost less than $10. Proceeds support the United Parish and its outreach and social justice programs.

If you have gently used clothing, jewelry, shoes or purses you would like to donate, please do so during our regular store hours.  We appreciate your generosity very much!

We would also love to have you join us in helping customers on a Friday or Saturday during store hours.  You do not have to work every week, possibly only once a month and then not the full five hours. Come join a wonderful group of volunteers, have fun, and maybe find a treasure or two.

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Thrifty Threads Seeks Men's Ties
Posted: Mar 25 2019 - 1:30pm

Thrifty Threads is challenging United Parish worshipers to help make this Lenten period a productive time for two organizations we support. Year Up is an organization helping young men prepare for the workforce. The need for ties is urgent. Parole is also always hoping we can send ties and dress shirts. Please look through your collection and consider donating to this cause. Our goal is to collect as many ties as we can and share them with the groups who need them. For more information, contact

Ideas for a “Green Lent”
Posted: Mar 4 2019 - 1:50pm

Have you thought of something that you wanted to “give up” or “take on” for Lent this year?

Traditionally Lent is a season of penance and devotion, where Christians adopt practices to
bring them closer to God in preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

As one of our calling as Christians is to be good stewards of the Earth, Green UP suggests that
you consider making a change in your life which will also improve the health of our environment.

Here are a few ideas:

- Give up single use plastics. These would include take out containers (many restaurants will
now fill your own personal container if you bring to them), plastic straws, bottled water and take
out coffee cups.

- Traditionally, meat was not eaten on Fridays in Lent. So, perhaps you would go meatless for a
meal, a day, a week or even all of Lent. Cutting out animal protein significantly lowers your
carbon footprint!

- Take shorter showers! This conserves energy AND water. If you need something to help you
with this, consider getting an inexpensive timer for the shower.

- Run household appliances (dish/clothes washer and dryer) during non peak hours, which are
usually in the evening. This can save you money too! You can also save significantly by running
your washing machine exclusively on the cold cycle.

- Commute to work on foot, by bike, using public transportation or carpooling. If you aren’t
driving, you can take time to engage in some prayerful contemplation as part of your Lenten
practice as well. If you’re taking public transportation, think about reading one of the books
suggested by the Deepening team during your commute.

- Finally, are you thinking of a new outfit for Easter? Consider buying ‘vintage’, borrowing or
renting instead of buying something brand new. You could even shop at our own “Thrifty
Threads,” open Fridays 1-4pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm.

Thrifty Threads Seeks Volunteers
Posted: Sep 28 2018 - 10:36am

Thrifty Threads, United Parish’s thrift shop, (located off the Marion Street lobby next to the Church Office) serves Brookline and the surrounding communities with good quality clothing at very low prices. We are eager for additional volunteers. Volunteer once or on a routine basis. It’s a great way to get involved in the community! The thrift shop is open Fridays 1-4pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm. Thrifty Threads is also on Facebook: like, comment, post, follow, and share to spread the word! Contact