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 Chestier.  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.

 

Why Support the Westminster Thrift Shop?

  • Revenues from donations help support community and world organizations 
  • Help create sustainable lifestyles through recycling
  • Save $$ on new and name brand women’s and men’s clothing and accessories
  • Caring volunteers who go the extra mile helping customers
  • No waiting in line as in big box stores
  • A safe shopping environment, following CDC guidelines

SPRING:  We Have You Covered

Flowers in bloom, trees in color spectacular, heaps of sunshine, birds singing, and time to bring out that Jean jacket, new rainwear, Espadrilles, fun jewelry, etc. It’s SPRING and the thrift shop has you covered.  

Our racks have an abundance of:

  • women’s seasonal clothing (some LuLaRoe fashions) 
  • fun, funky, and classic jewelry 
  • name brand shoes 
  • men’s new and pre-loved clothing 
  • spring floral arrangements 
  • framed wall art 
  • home decor (pillows, tablecloths, linens, curtains, towels)
  • housewares (depression glass, Mackenzie-Childs bowls, teapot, plates)
  • small pieces of furniture (end tables, chairs, cabinets, ottoman) 
  • AND a recent donation of many puzzles and hardback books for the beach

NOTE:  Our items are priced fair and reasonable and your support helps the many charitable organizations we support, to name a few:  Bridge of Hope, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Family Promise, Habitat for Humanity, Chester County SPCA, Charles Melton Arts and Education, Migrant Ministry, Orphan Grain Train, West Chester Senior Center, Wings for Success.

We Welcome Your Donations

Please think of the Westminster Thrift Shop first when you have donations. We are always looking for women’s seasonal clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, jewelry, men’s clothing, housewares, home decor, and small pieces of furniture. Please see our NEW DONATION GUIDELINES, and please make an appointment by calling Karen Koepke, manager, 610-692-9298 or contact her by email

An Invitation

Visit with us and bring a friend or two. Our inventory changes almost daily depending on our donations.  Could a treasure of the unique, nostalgic, rare, or whimsical await you, drop by and see.

 

Location 

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

Workday

Monday: 9am - 3pm