Celebrating Over 80 Years of Service
The Junior League of Gainesville first opened a “Salvage Shop” in 1935, and in 1990, moved to its home at 430 North Main Street. The Thrift Shop served the community by providing new and gently used clothing and household items. Each year, the Junior League Thrift Shop partnered with as many as 40 non-profit and community organizations to distribute hundreds of vouchers for free clothing and household items to women and children in need. But declining sales, increasing operation costs, changing volunteer availability, and growing competition in the resale market meant it was no longer a sustainable means of support for the organization’s mission.
We continue to work with our partner agencies to provide a way for their clients to redeem remaining vouchers for clothing and other items during designated hours, by appointment, and at sidewalk sales.
We thank all of our customers for your patronage over the years; your business made our mission of assisting women and children in need possible. Please stay tuned for more information on upcoming sidewalk sales.