Thrifty Threads

UPDATE April 29, 2021: THRIFTY THREADS IS STILL CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. However, there will be outdoor Sidewalk Sales every Saturday, weather permitting, from 12-2pm in the Marion Street driveway. For weather related updates, visit our Facebook page. The shop is accepting donations but please read below for more information about what is accepted at this time.

 

Thrifty Threads is normally open (Pre- and post-COVID) 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 over 15 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 time. Come join a wonderful group of volunteers, have fun, and maybe find a treasure or two. 

DONATIONS

updated April 29, 2021

Thank you for thinking of donating to Thrifty Threads!  

While we are currently accepting donations, please know we have limited indoor storage capacity as our shop is closed due to COVID restrictions.

We are currently accepting the following donations only:

  • gently-used or new clothing, footwear, and accessories in good condition
  • new socks and undergarments in original packaging
  • small quantities of kitchenware, cookware, and decorative housewares
  • paper books only , limited to bibles, dictionaries, and self-help books for the Prison Book Program 

We are unable to accept:

  • men's suits and blazers
  • tattered, torn, and stained clothing
  • used socks or underwear
  • baby gear or toys/games
  • electronics, screens
  • disposable plasticware (forks, spoons, knives)
  • plastic tupperware containers
  • hangers 

We do not have the space or processing capacity for discarded items from a major household clean-up or move. 

We are outside in the Marion Street driveway most sunny Saturdays from 12 - 2 pm and are happy to accept your donations at that time.

Office staff can assist and accept donations Tuesdays - Fridays 11am-5pm at the 15 Marion St. entrance. Please do not leave items outside. Office hours are subject to change; you can call ahead at 617-277-6860.

Thank you for being such an important part of our community. Feel free to email with any questions: thriftythreads@upbrookline.org

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Thrifty Threads Sidewalk Sales and Donation Guidelines
Posted: Apr 30 2021 - 12:31pm

While the indoor shop is still closed due to COVID-19, Thrifty Threads will be holding outdoor Sidewalk Sales in the Marion Street driveway, every Saturday, weather permitting, from 12-2pm. Stop by to do some shopping. Cash or check only (small bills preferred). Shoppers must wear a mask. Volunteers can also accept donations at that time but please read the donation guidelines below.

DONATIONS

While we are currently accepting donations, please know we have limited indoor storage capacity as our shop is closed due to COVID restrictions.

We are currently accepting the following donations only:

  • gently-used or new clothing, footwear, and accessories in good condition
  • new socks and undergarments in original packaging
  • small quantities of kitchenware, cookware, and decorative housewares
  • paper books only , limited to bibles, dictionaries, and self-help books for the Prison Book Program 

We are unable to accept:

  • men's suits and blazers
  • tattered, torn, and stained clothing
  • used socks or underwear
  • baby gear or toys/games
  • electronics, screens
  • disposable plasticware (forks, spoons, knives)
  • plastic tupperware containers
  • hangers 

We do not have the space or processing capacity for discarded items from a major household clean-up or move. 

Office staff can assist and accept donations Tuesdays - Fridays 11am-5pm at the 15 Marion St. entrance. Please do not leave items outside. Office hours are subject to change; you can call ahead at 617-277-6860.

Thank you for being such an important part of our community. Feel free to email with any questions: thriftythreads@upbrookline.org

Thrifty Threads Sidewalk Sale – April 10
Posted: Apr 8 2021 - 2:06pm

Thrifty Threads will be holding a sidewalk sale in the Marion Street driveway on Saturday, April 10 from 12:00-2:00pm. Stop by to do some spring shopping! Contact thriftythreads@upbrookline.org.

Holy Week Schedule 2021
Posted: Mar 24 2021 - 11:26am

Palm Sunday Sunday, March 28

11am Worship on YouTube. Watch at youtube.com/UnitedParishinBrookline

2:00-3:30pm Palm Sunday Promenade and Palm Pickup under the Steeple

 

Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 1

6:45pm Guided Foot and Hand Washing Ritual on Zoom.

Prepare a basin of water and/or wash cloth and towel and re-enact this loving, serving act of Jesus to his disciples (recounted in John 13). You can choose whether to wash your own hands or feet and/or do it for others who join you at home.

7pm Worship and Communion on Zoom

Prepare communion at home (wine & bread, juice & crackers, tea & scones, milk & cookies, whatever works for you). We will remember Jesus' last gathering with his disciples and share this holy meal in small groups, just as we do in our Sanctuary.

Find the Zoom details in the weekly newsletter. Contact office@upbrookline.org to join our mailing list.

 

Good Friday Friday, April 2

7pm Tenebrae Worship on YouTube.

We commemorate the darkest night of the liturgical year, as we reflect on the seven last words of Jesus during his execution, with contemporary and historical images of the ways we travel these stations in everyday life. This is a powerful, moving, and provocative worship experience.

Watch at youtube.com/unitedparishinbrookline

 

Holy Saturday, April 3

10am-2pm Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry at the Chapel Ramp Door

10am-12pm Preschool/Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt in Memorial Park

1pm-3pm Children's Clothing Drive at the Chapel Ramp Door

4pm-5pm Church School Easter Egg Decorating Workshop on Zoom

 

Easter Sunday, April 4

11am Festival Worship on YouTube. Join us for the joy of Resurrection Day with virtual worship on our YouTube page, followed by Zoom Coffee Hour. We will send out a reminder and link on Easter morning. Watch at youtube.com/UnitedParishinBrookline

12pm Coffee Hour on Zoom. Check your email for the details.

1-3pm Easter Flowers Available for Pick-Up on the Front Lawn.