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
These past few months have been challenging for everyone, and we hope that you are safe and healthy amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Westminster Thrift Shop Subcommittee, formed to review guidelines of the CDC, Donegal Presbytery, and state of Pennsylvania, with a goal to provide a safe and healthy environment for our volunteers and customers at reopening, continues to meet weekly via Zoom. A few weeks ago, the subcommittee completed Phase One of the reconfiguration of the thrift shop complying with the social distancing guidelines. Plexiglass, masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers are on order for the safety of our volunteers and customers. A special quarantine area, in which donations will be held for 48 hours before customers can make purchases, has been prepared. We will continue to keep you updated and ask for your patience in holding donations as we look forward to our reopening on Tuesday, September 8. Thank You.
543-545 E. Gay Street
Units 22 & 23
West Chester, PA 19380
Monday: 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm
CLOSED: Thursdays & Sundays
Monday: 9am - 1pm
Guidelines for Donations
Donations accepted Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm
Donations are welcome from Westminster members and friends and are accepted at the Thrift Shop or in containers located in the closet in Spellman Hall at Westminster. Forms for income tax purposes are available upon request. Any evaluation for tax purposes is the privilege and responsibility of the donor. View the Donation Guideline for more information on what donations we accept.