Folsom thrift shop gets a new look

Volunteers rennovated the Trinity Thrift Shop in Folsom. A month-long grand reopening celebration is in progress. Courtesy photo

Folsom’s popular Trinity Thrift Shop debuts a new, remodeled look in this new year. More than 1,000 volunteer hours were contributed in the last month to refurbish and refresh the interior of the charming Victorian that has housed racks of nearly-new and gently-used clothing and household items since 1963.

Demolition, painting, installing sheetrock and flooring were just a few of the activities that volunteers carried out to give a new look to this shop as it nears its 50th anniversary year at this Old Folsom location. All of the building supplies needed throughout the remodel, including the purchase and installation of new carpeting, were donated.

Serving the community by offering quality clothing and goods at bargain prices, the shop radiates a boutique atmosphere. After hosting a year-end clearance mega-sale, the shop has been re-stocked with fresh merchandise, still offered at bargain prices. An already-popular addition includes a rack of vintage clothing.

It’s the all-volunteer staff that makes the extremely low prices possible for the high-quality merchandise. More than 35 volunteers, several have been helping for 10, 15, and even 25 years, keep the shop open four days a week, and one Sunday each month. The shop continues to serve a very broad customer base, including young families and many on fixed incomes.

“We are here to do good deeds for our community, by providing great deals, whether it’s clothing for babies, young children and teens, career wear or something for that special occasion,” according to Sue Mack, who helps to oversee the shop and its volunteer force.

A grand re-opening celebration is under way this month, including a ribbon cutting. A special blessing by The Right Rev. Barry Beisner, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19.

The shop’s success is also based on donations. The staff gladly accepts them any day the store is open. The shop’s emphasis is on clothing and accessories and small household goods. It is not able to accept electronics, children’s furniture or stuffed furniture. People are encouraged to call if they have any questions about donations.

Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the second Sunday of each month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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