St. Mary's Thrift Shop
Store hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
The Thrift Shop is located in the strip mall behind Family Dollar store.
"What you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to me." - Jesus Christ
On July 16, 2007, St. Mary's opened a thrift shop in Rio Grande, New Jersey for the purpose of supporting the outreach ministries of the church.
St. Mary's Thrift Shop has experienced great success in providing household items, furniture, and clothing at low cost to those who need it most in Cape May County. The Shop also serves as a gathering and socializing place for some of its neighbors. It generates funds for St. Mary's other outreach ministries, especially our ministry at The Branches Outreach Center, which is located right next door to the Thrift Shop. The Branches serves as a daytime drop-in center and is currently expanding its programming, according to the discerned needs of the community, and will include a Warming Center to assist Cape May County's "Code Blue" response.
Through generous, quality donations from St. Mary's and our surrounding communities, plus a group of dedicated volunteers, The Thrift Shop's steady growth has continued. In 2010, Debbie Smith joined the team as our store manager. Debbie and her energetic staff have continued the great success of the shop. 1000 customers visit the store weekly. Displays are attractively merchandised in a friendly environment. The shop now occupies seven retail bays in the Village Shoppes of Rio Grande. In addition to selling merchandise, the shop has a referral program whereby clothing is given free of charge to those in need.
We are blessed to be a blessing to our friends and neighbors in need!