The Side Door Thrift Store Located at the Woman’s Club of White Plains 305 Ridgeway White Plains, NY 10605 (The Thrift Store, located in the basement of the Club, is accessible through an entrance off the driveway to the left of the building.)
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Our Proceeds Income from all sales at the Thrift Store go directly to theWoman’s Club of White Plains Foundation’s philanthropies, includingits Scholarship Program. Donating Want to Donate Merchandise to the Store? The Thrift Store gladly accepts donations of women’s clothing (in good condition with no stains); jewelry; household goods including knickknacks; china; dinnerware in sets of at least four; platters; baskets; flatware; artwork; silver; table linens; and decorative pillows. Tax receipts are available. Unfortunately, we cannot accept toys; electronics of any kind including TVs and radios; children’s clothes and men’s suits; draperies; DVD or VHS tapes; books; damaged items; and furniture. If you have a question about whether we will accept an item, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible, and let you know.
When Can I Drop Off Items at the Store? We are open every Tuesday, except holidays, from 9:30 am till noon for donations to be dropped off. If this timing is inconvenient for you, please call 914-643-1031 to arrange to bring your treasures in at another time.
Shopping When Can I Shop at the Thrift Store? While we are working at the store on Tuesdays – sorting donations, pricing them, styling the displays, and accepting donations – we welcome shoppers. We hope you won’t mind our volunteers working around you while you shop! Our hours are 9:30am - 12pm, and we’ll have a sign outside indicating we’re open. We are pretty strict about our hours and are sorry but we can’t accommodate early shoppers.
Do You Ever Have Special Sales? Yes, we have periodic Pop-Up Sales that we will advertise here. They’re usually held on the weekend and the times vary. If you would like to go on our mailing list to get notified about these special sales, email us at: email@example.com, and we’ll let you know when the next sale will take place.
Where Shall I Park When I Shop or Drop Off Donations? Please park in the large parking lot in front of our Club and walk down the driveway to the left of the building. You’ll see our entrance on the right. If you are dropping off donations and they are too heavy or cumbersome to carry down the driveway, just drive down, park your car near the door to the store, and alert one of our volunteers that you’re here to donate. They will help carry things into our store from your car. After you are done, you can turn around at the end of the driveway to leave. The Thrift Store is also close to the #60 Beeline bus stop at Mamaroneck Avenue and Ridgeway.
A Bit of History About The Thrift Shop in White Plains The Side Door Thrift Store at the Woman’s Club grew out of the The Thrift Shop in White Plains which had been in continuous operation since November 11, 1918! It had been the oldest thrift shop in New York State, possibly in the country. The idea of a Thrift Exchange, as it was originally called, grew out of the national desire to reuse and recycle items in order to aid the war effort during WWI. The original Thrift Exchange was held in the Tod Market on the corner of Court Street and Martine Avenue. That building is still in existence. In 1923 the Thrift Shop moved to a barn behind the old Preudhomme residence on Church Street. It remained at that location for 50 years until moving to its final location in the White Plains Presbyterian Church on North Broadway. The Shop, a 501c3 entity, was jointly owned by the Woman's Club of White Plains, the Scarsdale Woman's Club and Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale and all proceeds were donated to local charities. During the COVID 19 pandemic, the Thrift Shop in White Plains was unfortunately forced to close its doors and eventually disbanded in 2022.
Old Tod Building corner of Court Street and Martine Avenue
Present Day Tod Building across from the Westchester County Offices
The Thrift Shop in White Plains at the Presbyterian Church on N Broadway