Thrift Shop and Boutique

Our Thrift Shop is known as the best on the Island of Hawai’i!

To provide funding for St James’ Episcopal Church and its outreach programs, through a mostly all-volunteer organization that provides the community with quality items at affordable prices.

TEAM LEADERS:  Betty Hannah, Marquita Denison, Linda Mendonca, Rebecca Schuler, Juanita Riuz, and Rona Lee.

DID YOU KNOW?

* Our thrift shop is run mostly by volunteers from St. James’ Church and the wider community.

* It takes 40+ volunteers working at least 3 days a week to keep our doors open.  Some of our volunteers have been with us more than 20 years.

* We have pledged 5% of our gross profits for the year to support Annunciation Catholic Church’s Food Pantry, and other community needs.

* Half of our Christmas Bazaar proceeds go to the food pantries at Annunciation Catholic Church and Kokua Ministries.

* Our customers tell us that we are the BEST Thrift Store on the Big Island.

* Donations and purchases help us to give generously to support the needs of our community.

Below is a list of some of the community needs that we are able to support:

CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOOD PANTRY  
COMMUNITY DOG OWNERS  
COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL  
DRESS A GIRL AROUND THE WORLD  
FILIPINO COMMUNITY  
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (MOLOKAI)  
HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL  
HPA THEATRE PROGRAM  
HOMELESS GROUPS  
HOPE MINISTRIES  
KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB  
KOHALA ANIMAL RELOCATION and EDUCATION SERVICES  
PARKER SCHOOL DRAMATIQUES  
POLICE DEPARTMENT INITIATIVES  
SELF-HELP GROUPS  
ST. COLUMBA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
ST. JAMES’ AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM
ST. JAMES’ COMMUNITY MEAL
ST JAMES’ PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
ST. JAMES’ YOUTH PROGRAM
THE MARSHALLESE COMMUNITY
THE MARSHALLESE OUTER ISLANDS
THE PANTRY

WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL – school supplies

WAIMEA QUILT CLUB

 

Both men and women volunteers are needed for all areas Monday thru Saturday 9:00-1:00 and Friday evening from 4:00-7:00.  Please consider joining this important and fun outreach mission of our church.

VOLUNTEER JOBS INCLUDE:

* Assisting customers

* Cashiering

* Maintaining the appearance of the merchandise areas

* Managing a department

* Managing displays

* Shop maintenance

* Sorting clothing, shoes, etc.

* Stocking merchandise