Cathedral Thrift House
Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Donations accepted 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. Philip has operated the non-profit Cathedral Thrift House to serve the community since 1949. Staff and volunteers manage the shop, and take pride in maintaining a clean, light, well-appointed store. Customers are welcomed with Christian hospitality and have fun while shopping for necessities and affordable luxuries.
Thrift House Follies
Thursday, February 21
6:30–8 p.m. in Child Hall
The Cathedral Thrift House invites you to the Thrift House Follies, a fashion show and fundraiser celebrating the beautiful clothing and other items that are donated to the Thrift House each year. Lola and Charlie Battle are the honorary co-chairs of the event. Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be served and guests will have an opportunity to mix and mingle while shopping for select Thrift House merchandise prior to the show. All proceeds will benefit the Thrift House and its beneficiary this year, Respite Care Atlanta.
What the Thrift House Offers Shoppers
An important Thrift House mission is offering clean, nice clothing and home goods at modest prices. Staff and volunteers help budget conscious customers assemble appropriate outfits for job interviews, work, and special occasions. Shoppers can find great supplies for that first place or college dorm room and much more.
Amazing treasures for the home, including art, rugs, lamps, china, glassware, decorative accessories, and furniture, also await savvy buyers. The Thrift House sells affordable luxuries, the one-of-a-kind, the truly old and even antique, and the new with original tags. Well-stocked racks of better quality ladies and men's clothing offer high fashion at moderate prices. Readers and music lovers enjoy the large selection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs, and old vinyl records.
The Thrift House offers a place where donors' unneeded Items are recycled to benefit others. The Thrift House appreciates the many generous donors from the parish and the community. The wonderful donations enable the shop to offer both modestly priced necessary items, and special treasures that set the Thrift House apart as a great place to shop. Are you cleaning, organizing, redecorating or downsizing this year? Please give the Cathedral Thrift House items you no longer need. Donations are tax deductible, tax forms are available, and help in unloading is available at the shop. Donations also are collected in the Cathedral Atrium on first Sunday mornings, September through May. Call the shop, 404-876-5440, with questions about donations.
Some of the items that sell well in the Thrift House include:
- Clothing – clean, nice, wearable clothing, and shoes for women, men
- Accessories – jewelry, hats, scarves, ties
- Home accessories and linens – both decorative and utilitarian
- Rugs, lamps, mirrors
- Art – fine and decorative
- Books, CDs, DVDs, monthly magazines
- Kitchen items – cookware, china, silver, glassware
- Luggage, handbags, brief cases
- Garden items – tools, decorative pots, outdoor furniture, and other garden items
(The Thrift House cannot accept computers, microwaves, TVs, items that are stained, heavily worn or torn, and cribs and car seats.)
Net Profits Benefit Community Charities
Over the past 15 years, the Cathedral Thrift House has returned over $1,100,000 to non-profit Atlanta community charities and to the Cathedral of St. Philip for the benefit for the wider community and our parish.
Each year the Cathedral Thrift House volunteers and staff choose a non-profit community charity to receive 25% of profits earned in the year just ended. In 2014, the Open Door Community received a grant of $8,578 to support its foot clinic. In 2013, the Thrift House granted $20,877 to the Church of the Common Ground. Previous beneficiaries include The Road, City of Refuge, Beacon of Hope Learning Center, and Good Samaritan House.
As of 2015, the remaining seventy-five percent of net profits will now be granted to the Cathedral to supplement its community outreach budget. Beneficiaries of the Cathedral’s outreach efforts include Emmaus House, the Church of the Common Ground and other Episcopal charities that work to alleviate the effects of poverty in our community.
In the past, Thrift House profits returned to the Cathedral were used for special projects enjoyed by our wider community as well as our parish. Contributed have funded projects such as the Christmas Eve broadcast, the outdoor labyrinth, the Child Hall renovation, the Atrium elevator, and renovation of the Cathedral Counseling Center in the Lanier House. Several years of profits funded the $360,000 needed to replace the worn console of the magnificent organ so the Cathedral can continue to offer beautiful music to the entire community.
A Fun Place to Serve
The Thrift House volunteer crew has fun performing a variety of jobs to keep the shop running smoothly. Hours are flexible, tasks vary, work has a purpose, and great friendships are formed in a supportive, accepting environment. New volunteers are always needed and welcome. Interested in becoming a Thrift House volunteer? Contact store manager Nellie Holleman (404-876-5440).
Check the Cathedral Times each week for the latest featured "Thrift House treasure." Sign up at the Thrift House to receive email notices of the events, sales, and special featured items.
Thrift House Board
The Thrift House is included in the Cathedral 501(c)(3) designation. A Board of Directors accountable to Cathedral clergy and Chapter governs the work of the shop, finances, selection of charitable beneficiaries, and coordination with other Cathedral groups and activities.
Visit, shop, donate, volunteer
Come to 1893 Piedmont Road, between Cheshire Bridge and Rockledge Roads, and experience the Cathedral Thrift House – a thrift shop like no other in Atlanta.