In November 1987, St. Joseph Parish first opened its Thrift Store to the Auburn, CA community. In the following twenty eight years over fifty woman and men have faithfully served our parish in this ministry. Due to their generosity of time and talent and their grit and determination these volunteers have operated one of the best kept secrets in the Auburn area.
Thanks to our volunteers and those who have donated clothing, household goods, toys and other items, we have generated thousands of dollars for parish operating expenses as well as for many other charities in and around the Auburn and even in other countries.
Some of the non-profits and agencies that have benefited from our contributions include: St Joseph parish, St. Vincent de Paul Ministry, Salvation Army, Peace for Families, Bishop Gallegos Home for Woman & Children, Gathering In, Auburn Food Closet, Placer County Protective Services, Nevada County Juvenile Probation Dept., St Joseph School, Loaves & Fishes, Wellspring, orphanages in the Philippines & Mexico, Mother Theresa Missionaries of Charity, Placer County Jail, Stand Up Placer, Catholic Ladies and Right Hand Auburn.
We bring joy to all those who are homeless and come into our store needing warm clothing and blankets. We also bring happiness to bargain hunters with low prices and “specials.”