Saint Paul’s Thrift Shop began as a way to show Christ to the community. It is a ministry of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne, and next year the Shop with celebrate its 40th Anniversary.
Run by 75-80 volunteers, a director, and assistant manager; the mission of Saint Paul’s Thrift Shop has remained the same since 1977, to serve God by being a service to all His people. Selling donated goods at reasonable prices has allowed us to help many in our community. Profits from the Thrift Shop are divided between St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and agencies in the community who assist those in need.
Prayer of Saint Francis
In the back room of the Thrift Shop, the Prayer of Saint Francis is posted to inspire volunteers.
On July 7, 1977 women from Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church opened Saint Paul’s Thrift Shop in Daphne in the old Methodist Church building. In 1998, after several hurricanes, the Thrift Shop was moved to the newly renovated Trione’s Meat Market on Main Street in Daphne.
The downtown store along with the population of the Eastern Shore flourished, but due to the store flooding time and again, a new location was needed.
Being a mission of Saint Paul’s Church, it was decided that the Thrift Shop needed to be on church property. In 2002, the Thrift Shop moved in to its present location at 28788 North Main Street.
Saint Pauls Thrift Shop
Saint Paul’s Thrift Shop Daphne, AL. A ministry of St Paul’s Episcopal Church that provides affordable clothes, furniture & home goods to the public. Profits are shared between the church and community.
“St Paul’s thrift shop has set the standard for other church thrift shops” Becky Costlow, Assistant Manager of Saint Paul’s Thrift Shop. “We have shared our knowledge and sometimes supplies with over six groups who have established their own shops!”
As a volunteer, the best part of working at the Thrift Shop is seeing God’s work in action.
“What people may not know is that every day we serve individuals who are referred to us and are in need of clothing or house wares,” Becky Costlow said. “Often people walk in off the street needing help, and we serve them as well. Every shift has regulars, and we get to know our customers. They share events happening in their lives, experiences they have had, their joys, and their sorrows.”
In addition to low prices on beautiful clothing and home decor for everyone, the Shop also provides a rewarding experience for volunteers.
Volunteers Joey, Cody, and Assistant Manager Becky show their fun spirits while working at the Thrift Shop.
 “The best part about volunteering here is the friendships we make, the camaraderie and silliness, all the great homemade goodies that get brought in, and the wonderful shopping. Volunteers, after all, get to see the stuff first! And, we get some fabulous stuff,” said Linda Davis-Monley, Director of Saint Paul’s Thrift Shop.
In November, the Thrift Shop will host its annual Holiday Shoppe the weekend before Thanksgiving. Saint Paul’s Life Center will be filled with top quality clothing, art, furniture, and seasonal items all at reasonable prices. The Holiday Shoppe is the perfect place to find unusual and distinctive Christmas gifts. Holiday Shoppe is open for three days, beginning with a Friday night gala serving lavish hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments. In recent years, the 400 tickets to the Gala have sold out weeks in advance.
Each year St. Paul’s Thrift Shop donates half of its profits to 20 community agencies that help those in need. The Shop also donates thousands of items to local charities. Some of the charities St. Paul’s helps are:  the Salvation Army, United Cerebral Palsy, Habitat for Humanity, the Daphne Public Library, Under His Wings, The Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, Care House, The Shoulder, Women’s Care Medical Center, the Baldwin County animal shelters, Daphne Search & Rescue, and many more.
Volunteers crucial to this wonderful ministry and volunteers of any age and ability are welcome! If you would like more information on how to become a volunteer please, contact us.
Donations are always needed!
Donations are tax deductible and may be left at any time in our covered drop off area. Receipts are available during regular shop hours.
We cannot accept paint, computers or large appliances.

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