Cathedral Thrift House
1893 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Current hours (September 2020):
Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Donations accepted Tuesday–Saturday,11:30 a.m.–1:30 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 and well-appointed store. Customers are welcomed with Christian hospitality and have fun while shopping for necessities and affordable luxuries.
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, vintage, 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 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 clean, working items you no longer need. Donations are tax deductible, tax forms are available, and help in unloading is available at the shop. 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, children's clothing, cribs or car seats.)
Net Profits Benefit Community Charities
Since its inception, the Cathedral Thrift House has returned its net profits each year to fund non-profit Atlanta community charities and special projects at the Cathedral which benefit the wider community and our parish.
Each year, the Thrift House volunteers and staff choose a local charity to receive 25% of its profits earned in the year just ended. Since the beginning of 2000, the Thrift House has donated over $350,000 directly to these not-for-profit organizations. The most recent recipients include The Boyce L. Ansley School, Respite Care Atlanta, and Kidz2Leaders. The remaining 75% of net profits are gifted to the Cathedral to supplement its community outreach budget. Over $172,000 has been contributed to 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. Contributions have funded the Cathedral Christmas Eve broadcast, the outdoor labyrinth, the renovation of Child Hall, the atrium elevator, and the 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).
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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.