We sometimes refer to Good Shepherd as a church on top of a thrift shop!
Our Thrift Shoppe began small; a way to better work with the donations for the semi-annual sale that was put on by the Episcopal Church Women.
Someone suggested there was too much involved in boxing, lugging up two flights of stairs and back down; and too much material to handle. Why not a weekly sale and call it the Good Shepherd Thrift Shoppe? Thus it began and how it grew! From one day a week to two, from a few racks to overflowing the large room, from one ‘closet’ to two rooms with pull out store-type racks, and many tables.
Our Shoppe is operated by volunteers, members and friends of Good Shepherd: men who help set up and put away and women who sort, price, and box up the surplus to send to Farmington’s thrift shops which provide jobs for the disabled. The Thrift Shoppe is a place that is shopped by local folks, summer folks, and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts searching for costumes and set decorations. The bargains are amazing and the range of goods diverse.
Proceeds from our Shoppe support the operating costs of Good Shepherd and contributes to local, national and international agencies that provide for the poor and needy of the world.
The Thrift Shoppe accepts donations of gently worn clothing, jewelry, accessories and household items. (No televisions or large electronics, please.) Donations may be dropped off at the Undercroft anytime during the day or evening.
Hours: Year-round Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Occasionally closed for holidays or special occasions.)