The Thrift Shop at Christ Church is in need of additional inventory

| 21 Jun 2016 | 04:04

WARWICK — The Thrift Shop at Christ Church is in need of additional inventory of gently used clothing and household items.
After almost 50 years in business, the shop is a destination for thrifters looking for a deal.
A recent renovation in the shop – including custom-built fitting rooms and a spacious display area, means the parish volunteers lead by Barbara Burke and Sally Mitchell have room for additional and varied inventory.
“Our mission at the shop is to provide a recycling opportunity to our donors and a budget-friendly shopping experience to the community," Burke said.
Now that the spring season has finally arrived in the Warwick Valley, donations of men’s, women’s and children’s lightweight clothing and summer shoes are encouraged. Fun and fashionable accessories are also graciously accepted along with purses and hats.
The home furnishing section of the shop is in need of small appliances, lamps and gently used furniture to add to the collection.
The Rev. Jim Erwin, rector at Christ Church, is enthusiastic about recycling and sees the thrift shop as a shining example of his congregation’s contribution to sustainability.
“It’s clear to me that Warwick is a thoughtful and generous community and I am grateful for their support," he said. "Donations allow us to provide our customers with needed items at reasonable prices.”
All donations are tax deductible and proceeds support the various ministries of the church.
The shop is open to customers each Saturday morning from 9:30 to noon.
The parish volunteers also prepare a pancake breakfast each Saturday morning which is open and free to the general public.
The pancake breakfast has become a popular event - typically serving more than 100 people each weekend; one reason that inventory at the shop has diminished.

Essential information

• Christ Church is located at 50 South St. in the Village of Warwick.
• The Thrift Shop accepts gently used donations on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to noon.
• For additional information call 845-986-3440 or visit