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 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.
We can accept:
Gently-used or new clothing for all ages and sizes
Small household items like: kitchenware, vases, artwork, and books
We cannot accept:
Large items like furniture
Used socks or underwear
Whole house clean-outs
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Special thanks to Wild Goose Chase for donating their used display pieces to Thrifty Threads. Wild Goose Chase, a popular and thriving gift shop in Coolidge Corner, recently made some upgrades to their store and were kind enough to share some items they didn’t need anymore with Thrifty Threads. Since 1977, Wild Goose Chase has provided the community with unique gifts, handcrafted jewelry, home decor & designer clothing. Learn more and shop at wildgoosechasegifts.com.
In May of 2018, Brookline resident and Thrifty Threads shopper, Sandra Pelkie started a charity called "Children and Families on the Border." She packed a 19-foot truck full of supplies such as clothing, shoes, hygiene products and toys - enough items to clothe 1,000 people from newborn to adults - and drove to McAllen, Texas to the Immigration and Respite center.
She says she never would have reached that goal if it weren't for Thrifty Threads and the volunteers who run it. The Thrifty Threads volunteers gathered donations to give to the refugees.
Thrifty Threads has already helped clothe at least 500 people this year. Sandra set a goal of clothing 2,000 refugees for her 3rd visit to the border and says she never would have achieved that goal without the help of Thrifty Threads and the volunteers.
Sandra explained that Thrifty Threads is "such a pillar to our community. Brookline may be a wealthy town, but not all are. Thrifty Threads is a place that you can buy excellent quality clothes for cheap money. These [volunteers give] their time to make this little room a boutique of beautiful clothing. We should celebrate their generosity, commitment and love of our community and the refugees on the border."
Sandra's next trip to the border is at the end of August, and through the devoted work of Thrifty Threads volunteers, they were able to surpass prior donations.
Many people feel so helpless and powerless over the conditions and treatment refugees endure, that being able to do something simple and concrete is a relief. Thrifty Threads is collecting donations until the end of August of clean children's and adult clothing and shoes, light weight, with no political or potentially offensive language or logos.
The Thrifty Threads volunteers feel that Sandra is an extraordinary woman who demonstrates how we as individuals can transform into bigger and better people when our hearts and souls are touched and when compassion is given and received.
Please help Sandra and her efforts to bring clean clothes and supplies to the refugees in Texas if you are able. Contact email@example.com for more information or for other ways to support the efforts.
During Lent, Thrifty Threads collected men’s ties for Year Up, an organization in Boston helping young men prepare for the workforce. They send their thanks to Thrifty Threads and the United Parish congregation: "Our current students are ready to start their corporate internships soon, and teaching our young men how to wear a tie and providing them with your ties - is really much appreciated. We are most grateful for your partnership." Thank you for your support! Your contributions have had a positive effect on members of our wider community!