Cathedral Thrift House
Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Donations accepted 10 a.m.–4 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.
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 menâ€™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.)
Profits Benefit Community Charities and the Cathedral
Twenty-five percent of profits each year are given to a community charity and seventy-five percent are returned to the Cathedral for special projects. Each year the Cathedral Thrift House volunteers and staff choose a non-profit community charity to receive twenty-five percent of profits earned in the year just ended. In 2011, Beacon of Hope Renaissance Learning Center in the old Fourth Ward of Atlanta was chosen to receive $26,750, one quarter of 2010 profits. Community agency beneficiaries since 2004 also include Good Samaritan Health Center, Emmaus House, Atlanta Women's and Children's Day Shelter, Georgia Innocence Project, Open Door Community, Atlanta Literacy Action, Camp Mikell, and the Work of Our Hands, Inc.
Thrift House profits returned to the Cathedral are used for special projects enjoyed by our wider community as well as our parish. Profits have contributed to the Child Hall renovation, funded the atrium elevator, made available renovation funds for the Cathedral Counseling Center in Lanier House, and now are funding the $360,000 to replace the worn console of the magnificent organ so the Cathedral can continue to offer beautiful music to the entire community.
During the past decade the Cathedral Thrift House has given over $800,000 to the Cathedral and non-profit community agencies.
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 (404-874-5440) or Board Chairman Susan Graham (404-386-4209).
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 Rock Springs Roads, and experience The Cathedral Thrift House – a thrift shop like no other in Atlanta.