When the Edmonds UMC Thrift Shop opened September 15, 1981, its primary purpose was to provide revenue to supplement the church's General Fund and over the years has helped supplement the EUMC budget. In 2009 the Outreach Team requested the Finance Committee to designate all funds for 2010 be directed to the EUMC's Emergency Assistance Fund to help persons in the community who were experiencing financial difficulties and this was approved.
With the support of generous church member donations, the Thrift Shop volunteers sort, display and sell merchandise each week. They continue to set out free items for the Food Bank clients each Tuesday as well as for the Trinity Lutheran church homeless program that EUMC partners with. Volunteers also regularly glean items for Church of Mary Magdalene (homeless women), Clothes for Kids, Toy Shop, and other agencies or needy persons as needed.
Please continue to support this vital outreach ministry of our church by donating clean, gently used clothing, small household items, jewelry, and books. Donations can be made during thrift shop business hours.