Thrift Shop

For years the Bray House was the home of The Ditty Box, a consignment shop originally started to provide some retirement funds for our pastors.  After the shop closed, the building sat empty for two years.  Many ideas were put forward for the use of the building, but several meant that the building needed to be renovated at great cost. 

Finally the idea of a thrift shop bubbled to the top of the pile.  Many excited volunteers striped out the old carpets, hung wallpaper, and painted the downstairs.  The shop opened in April 2006.  It is overseen by a committee reporting to the trustees.  From the start, the committee wanted some of the funds to go toward helping the community.  To this end, twenty-five percent of all money taken in goes quarterly to five local charities. 

The shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Thrift Shop welcomes clothing, books, jewelry, dishes, kitchen items, bric-a-brac, sheets, blankets, towels, holiday items, lamps, and craft supplies.  It does not accept electronics, artificial Christmas trees, old encyclopedias or old textbooks, underwear, suitcases, furniture, or shoes.