Westminster Thrift Shop’s Mission is to provide quality, recycled merchandise at affordable prices to local families; to care for creation by providing an outlet for recycled goods. It was opened in the borough of West Chester in 1990 for the purpose of raising money to support the building fund for a new church building to be built on Pleasant Grove Road, just south of West Chester. Shortly after the first contribution was made, Session approved a motion to divide all contributions evenly between mission and the building fund. Today, all donated funds go to the Thrift Shop outreach fund. Over the course of a season, approximately 50 volunteers provide about 4,500 hours of service. 

Thrift Shop Reopening Update

After a 7 month closure due to the Pandemic, and heavy damage incurred from the August hurricane rains, the Westminster Thrift Shop will reopen its doors on Tuesday, October 20. There have been several changes made to the thrift shop, complying with the CDC and state of Pennsylvania guidelines, to provide a safe environment for shop volunteers and our customers. Please review the NEW DONATION GUIDELINES on the next page for what we are accepting at this time.  Also, please note the thrift shop’s NEW BUSINESS HOURS AND WORKDAY. Thank you all for your support through letters, emails and telephone calls during this challenging journey.


543-545 E. Gay Street  
Units 22 & 23
West Chester, PA 19380
Telephone: 610-692-9298

Business Hours 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturdays: 9am - 12pm 
CLOSED: Thursdays & Sundays


Monday: 9am - 3pm 

Did You Know? 

Your donation to the Westminster Thrift Shop has supported 46 various community and international organizations in the 30 years since the thrift shop opened its doors. This year alone the Westminster Thrift Shop Mission Fund has donated funds to: Broad St. Ministry, Community Volunteers in Medicine, DVCCC, Family Promise, Safe Harbor, West Chester Food Cupboard, and the West Chester Senior Center.