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10 Nonprofit Thrift Shops

Feb 28, 2020 02:19PM

Save money, find something you love, and help a charity by visiting one of these local thrift stores that serve a cause you care about. Ready, set, shop! 

Compassion Thrift in Rocklin is stocked with clothes, books, furniture, kitchenware, and more. Whether you’re a high schooler looking for some new kicks or a homeowner looking for an accent piece of furniture, there’s something for everyone here. Their nonprofit Compassion Planet works with aged-out foster kids and at-risk teens—some of them even work at the store to learn job skills. compassionplanet.org

Compassion Thrift


FieldHaven Marketplace benefits FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln. They pride themselves on looking more like a retail store than a thrift store and offer a variety of antique, vintage, and upcycled items that are great for decorating your home or office. They also feature local artists and vendors. Don’t forget to stop by Champy’s Catfe and socialize with their adoptable cats over a cup of coffee. fieldhavenmarketplace.com 

FieldHaven Marketplace


Free Will Foundation, Inc. created their boutique-style Upscale Thrift Shop to help end homelessness by offering job opportunities for those in need of employment. Here, you’ll find collectibles, jewelry, sporting goods, and musical instruments among other fabulous finds at their Folsom and Sacramento locations. freewillfoundation.org

Placer SPCA Thrift Store in Roseville sells purses, shoes, and accessories like hot cakes. Music junkies, vintage lovers, and everyone in between will enjoy shopping with purpose here. The Placer SPCA is well known for their dedication to the humane treatment of animals. Your money funds their umpteen services—from adoption counseling to spay and neuter assistance. placerspca.org

Placer SPCA Thrift Store


The thrift store at Auburn’s Assistance League of Greater Placer is their “happy place” and funds their 13 philanthropic programs in Placer County. The quality merchandise you’ll find here includes seasonal items, toys, housewares, sporting goods, etc. They even have a boutique rack and a customer rewards card. assistanceleague.org

Stand Up Placer Thrift in Roseville is chockfull of clothes, linens, games, art, and small electronics. They also have a “free with purchase” tin at the checkout counter that’s filled with little goodies to grab on your way out (hair accessories, magnets, key chains, etc.). Stand Up Placer empowers survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. standupplacer.org

Stand Up Placer Thrift


New Beginnings in Placerville provides safe and secure housing along with job and life skills to men and women being released from incarceration. Their thrift store has a little of everything for everyone—from clothing and furniture to books and toys—and they have special offers throughout the week (media Mondays, tiny tot Thursdays, and fashion Fridays, for example). newbeginningsgoldcountry.org

All About Equine Animal Rescue has a used tack store in Shingle Springs that raises funds for the horses they rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome. Aside from saddles, bridles, and other horse paraphernalia, they also sell Western wear, accessories, and more. allaboutequine.org 

Acres of Hope in Roseville is a residential, renewal center for homeless women and children. Their thrift shop, ReNew Boutique and Home Store supports this cause and is perfect for eco-friendly and bargain shoppers. Find upcycled furniture, new and gently used branded clothes, and lots of modern, shabby chic, and vintage items. Don’t miss their Spring Reveal on March 5! acresofhoperenewstores.org  

Proceeds from the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills’ New 2 You Thrift & Gift Store in Auburn will help stop animal cruelty through education on the proper care of animals. Clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture, and appliances and electronics are some of the things you’ll find here. Make sure to browse their bookstore next door, too. All books sell for a $1! animalplace.com


By Tara Mendanha