The Thrift Spot is about so much more than shopping. We have great fellowship by sharing and listening about each others’ lives, while providing quality, gently used clothing, furniture, household items, linens, electronics, books, toys and more at drastically reduced prices.

Hours of Operation & Location

The Thrift Spot is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

(Except for the first Saturday in August and the last Saturday in December)

We are located at 18457 New Kent Highway, Barhamsville, VA. 23011

Purpose

The PGO Thrift Spot was opened in January of 2010 at the suggestion of our food pantry clients who stated there was no source of low cost clothing, furniture, or household goods in the area. The proceeds of the Thrift Spot help to support our food pantry and mission outreach ministries.

How can I help? Volunteer

We are always in need of volunteers to assist in the operation of the Thrift Spot (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). Volunteers may help by sorting, pricing, displaying, cleaning and straightening items. Volunteers are also needed run the registers after a short training session.

Volunteering is good for you!!

Did you know that volunteers gain tremendous benefits from the act of giving? Like a reduction in stress and depression, decrease in physical pain, and a rush of endorphins that makes people literally feel great inside.

To volunteer, call Melanie King, Executive Director of PGO at (757) 810-4337.

 

We cannot accept the following items:

 

  • Mattresses

  • Box Springs

  • Sleeper sofas

  • No BOOKS, except Children’s Books, until further notice.
    That being said, it is OK to take 1 bag if that’s all the person has.

  • Encyclopedias

  • Text books

  • Tires
  • Fax machines

  • Copiers

  • Computer monitors

  • Printers

  • Computers older than 5 years

  • Car Seats

  • Flat screens over 40 inches (we do accept flat screens 40 inches or less)

  • Entertainment Centers that limit the size of a TV (old style)

  • Cribs

  • Paint or chemicals of any kind

  • Exercise equipment

  • Desks that are more than 3 foot in length

  • Any furniture that has stains, rips, and/or pet hair

Frequently Asked Thrift Spot Questions

Q. Is Proclaiming Grace Outreach a part of Tabernacle United Methodist Church?


A. While Proclaiming Grace Outreach is associated with the church, it is a standalone 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation.


Q. Are donors allowed to leave merchandise under the carport on days other than Saturday?


A. We ask that if merchandise is left on a day other than Saturday that it be placed under the covered carport. If large or furniture items need to be donated, we ask that you try to bring them on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9 a.m.and 3 p.m. or call Melanie at (757) 810-4337 for other arrangements.

 

Q. Does the Thrift Spot pick up and/or make deliveries?


A. We have been blessed with a Panel Van for picking up larger items. Due to a lack of sufficient help, we are concentrating our pickups on Thursday afternoon/evenings. Please feel free to call (757) 810 4337 if you are interested in a pick up.

 

Q. Are customers allowed to negotiate on prices? Are all sales final?

 

A. There is no negotiating on prices like at some yard sales. We are a non-profit organization and we do not negotiate. We do, however, after certain period of time has elapsed, reduce the prices of certain items. All sales are final.

PROCLAIMING GRACE OUTREACH - ©2020

Clothing

Thrift Spot