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Thrift Store

thrift-store-frontLocated at 5128 S. 24th Street, Stephen Center Thrift provides jobs and job training for our clients.

Clients with clothing needs receive vouchers to shop at no cost. All proceeds from the operation of Stephen Center Thrift support the operation of our mission.

Hours of operation

Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm


Your donations of clothing, furniture and household items are appreciated and tax deductible! Donations are accepted at the store during regular business hours. Please see the chart below for a list of items we accept and those that we are unable to accept.
  • Bedding, linens
  • Bicycles
  • Toys
  • Clean clothing (men, women, children and infants)
  • Clean furniture
  • Garden tools, hand tools
  • House wares, dishes, pots/pans
  • Jewelry
  • Large appliances in working condition
  • Stereos, VCR’s DVD Players
  • Shoes/Boots in pairs
  • Small appliances (toaster, lamps, clocks, etc.)
  • Books, VHS tapes, DVD’s, Record Albums
  • Computers, monitors, printers, etc.
  • TVs
  • Encyclopedias
  • Furniture in need of repair
  • Hazardous waste/chemicals
  • Pianos/Organs
  • Plumbing fixtures/scrap building materials
  • Used tires, paint, oil
  • Waterbeds

Client and operational needs

The following items may be donated to the emergency shelter to assist with client needs and daily operational needs:
Client Needs
  • MAT Bus Tickets – Single Ride
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hand and body lotion
  • Combs and brushes
  • Men’s and women’s socks
  • AA Big Books
  • Aspirin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  • Cold, flu, allergy and sinus meds
  • Cough drops
  • Antacid tablets
  • Infant Tylenol
  • Baby supplies (diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers)
Operational Needs
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and creamer
  • Canned goods
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Blankets (new or used)
  • Towels (new or used)
  • Twin Size Bedding
  • Pens
  • Washcloths
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Toilet paper
  • Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
  • Mops and brooms

AT STEPHEN CENTER, we hope that program participants never stop dreaming. Our job is to help the homeless achieve housing, the addicted achieve sobriety, the sick achieve wellness, and the fearful achieve strength . . .

Michael Wehling, Stephen Center Executive Director

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