Second-hand shopping, or “thrifting,” has become somewhat of a phenomenon, and the rising number of thrift stores reflects this growth in popularity. If you enjoy the hunt for a bargain and would like to increase the value of your dollar, OppShop is a retail thrift store near Sinking Spring, PA, that supports the mission of Opportunity House.
Donate, Shop, or Volunteer with OppShop
OppShop is one of our avenues for raising funds, and it serves as the primary feature of our recycle/reuse program, in conjunction with the warehouse where we recycle what doesn’t sell at the thrift store. All proceeds of OppShop go to support Opportunity House, a program and shelter that has been providing aid to the homeless since 1984. The emergency shelter provides year-round, 24-hour shelter for the homeless of the area, and the housing program helps clients develop the skills needed to achieve stable housing.
Donations to OppShop
Gently-used items in saleable condition are welcome to OppShop. You can either bring them to the drop-off point at the back of the store on 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA, where we will help unload your donation, or you may drop off donations in the bins located throughout the community.
When you drop items off in our bins, we ask that you place donated items, tied in a grocery-size plastic bag, into the container. DVDs, CDs, and Blu-Ray films should be in their original cases, and we also accept clothing, shoes, and books within the bins.
We provide pick-up service for large items like furniture, but you should reach out to us with a description to ensure that we can accept the donation. When we receive unsaleable items, disposing of them takes resources away from the charity’s mission.
Acceptable Donation Items:
- Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing
- Media (CDs, DVDs, and VHS)
- Kitchen utensils and cutlery
- Dishware and cookware
- Holiday items
- Flat-screen televisions
- Purses and bags
Unacceptable Donation Items:
- Older model console televisions and stereos
- Copy machines
- Building supplies
- Infant and toddler furniture
- Computer monitors
- Office chairs with four or fewer wheels
Shop with OppShop
Why spend more than you have to on clothes, home goods, or gifts? At OppShop, you’ll find an array of quality items in good condition at a discounted price, and while you’re getting your shopping fix, you’ll also be doing good for those less fortunate. We regularly have new items for your shopping fun, so visit us frequently to see what new treasures you can find.
Volunteer with OppShop
Greet customers, sort donations, or stock shelves at OppShop as a volunteer to support the work of Opportunity House. Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. This volunteer opportunity is one of the many ways you can contribute to the success of Opportunity House’s mission.
Other volunteer roles with Opportunity House include planning a meal service, serving on a fund-raising event committee, organizing a day of service, and more.
The OppShop thrift store near Sinking Spring, PA, provides community members with goods for purchase and opportunities for donating and volunteering. The work done at OppShop benefits Opportunity House, and you may make a monetary donation directly to the shelter by clicking here.