Who We Are
The Care and Share Thrift Shoppes started as one thrift shoppe in 1975. Leadership, contributions and a strong volunteer commitment was all provided by surrounding churches from the Franconia Mennonite Conference, Eastern District Conference and Brethren In Christ Churches.
Just as our shoppes have grown from 8,000 square feet, to over 31,000 square feet… so has our group of volunteers, donors and shoppers. We are blessed by continued strong relationships with our founding churches, and now are additionally blessed with a large variety of supporters from our local community and from a variety of denominations.
The Care & Share Thrift Shoppes is an independent non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors.We are a part of the Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Shop Network, a bi-national group of shops who support the mission of Mennonite Central Committee.
The dollars you spend at Care & Share Thrift Shoppes will impact thousands of lives. Shop our shoppes for quality used items at a great price. Your purchase of these goods becomes your ‘gift to the world’ through Mennonite Central Committee. Since our beginnings we have donated over 13 million dollars to Mennonite Central Committee.
Our Vision Statement
Our Mission Statement
We seek to model God’s love and care for the earth and its people through recycling efforts and a positive shopping experience.
Clothing Shoppe – all sizes for all seasons
Book Shoppe - books for all, music and media
eBay Shoppe – shop online through the link on this website
Furniture Shoppe – not just furniture...small appliances, tools, artwork and more!
Variety Shoppe – from toys to antiques to housewares
Outlet - Discount pricing on over-stock merchandise. Most items $ .99; some items priced less! Bargains await the savy shopper!
If you have any additional questions please contact us via this website or by calling us.
Our logo is a combination of a shopping bag and the Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) symbol of the cross and the dove. This combination is a statement to show that your purchases here at our shoppes benefit those MCC serves in North America and around the world.
The MCC symbol expresses visually their mission. The cross and dove are presented in a dynamic, interactive relationship in which the cross empties into compassionate action. The hard forms of the cross yield to the flowing forms of the dove. The composite form is open and embracing.