Thrift

Anyone can shop at Jonnycake!

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PLEASE NOTE: the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s Thrift Store is operating with a new service model to ensure the safety of shoppers, volunteers, and staff, and to protect our on-site Food Pantry.

  • Store hours are: Mondays (11am to 4pm), Tuesdays (9am to 4pm), Wednesdays (9am to 4pm), Thursdays (9am to 6pm), Fridays (9am to 4pm), Saturdays (9am to 4pm), and Sundays (10am to 2pm). Senior shopping hours are on Monday mornings (9am to 11am). The last store entry will be at 3:30pm daily except Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday last entry is at 5:30pm, Sunday last entry is 1:30pm.
  • With the likelihood of lines outside our building, and to avoid confusion in exiting, we suggest shoppers park in the public parking lot across Industrial Drive from Jonnycake. Shoppers are not allowed to enter or exit through our donation processing area.
  • A limited number of shoppers is allowed in the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s Thrift Store at one time. This number includes children and everyone in your party. We request that shopping trips are made solo, or with only one other person. If the store is full, arriving shoppers will be asked to wait outside.
  • To gain entry to our building, everybody must wear a mask or CDC-recommended facial covering. Additionally, Jonnycake staff will greet you at the door to take your forehead temperature and ask a few questions about your recent health and risk factors. Answering these questions is essential to protecting our on-site Food Pantry, as well as the health of fellow shoppers, volunteers, and Jonnycake staff.
  • Please follow the one-way arrows in our aisles and maintain 6-foot social distancing spacing when shopping.
  • Furniture deliveries are temporarily suspended.
  • We are following all mandates to keep our store sufficiently staffed and thoroughly sanitized.
  • We appreciate your patience during this time. Our new Thrift policies have been put in place out of an abundance of caution to protect everybody in our building and to safeguard our Food Pantry. Shoppers who do not follow our guidelines may be asked to leave and return another time.
  • All Thrift proceeds directly support our Food Pantry and Social Services basic needs efforts.

Would you like to donate to help support our Thrift Store?

There are 3 easy ways to donate your goods to Jonnycake, helping us to fundraise for our Social Services & Food Pantry.

  • Drive ‘N Drop Open Donations
    • Clothes, small household goods, electronics, artwork, supplies, and other treasures  are accepted without an appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 10am and 2pm.
    • Large items or furniture must be donated by appointment only (see below for more).
    • Please pre-sort and bag or box your donations and place them into the labeled yellow carts when you arrive.
    • Face masks and social distancing are required while making your donation at Jonnycake.
    • Due to space constraints, our staff may occasionally not be able to accept certain items that would normally be considered sellable. We regret any inconvenience caused.
  • Appointments for No-Contact Drop-Offs and Furniture Drop-Offs
    • If you prefer to make an appointment to donate your item(s), please email ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org.
    • Donations of furniture or large household goods can only be accepted via appointment.
    • Appointments are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 9am and 3pm.
    • On Thursdays, appointments are available from 9am to 4:30pm.
    • Please email ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org to request a time.
    • When you arrive, please wear a face mask and observe social distancing.
  • Furniture Pick-Ups from the Jonnycake Truck
    • Limited appointments are available.
    • Please send a furniture description and pictures (if possible) to ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org to request a pick-up time.
    • Jonnycake staff cannot enter your home. Please make your donated furniture available outside or in a common space.
    • Only sellable-condition furniture (without rips, stains, claw marks, etc.) can be picked up via the Jonnycake truck. Please see above for how to donate household goods.
  • Please never leave (“dump”) donations on our entryways after-hours. Doing so is a punishable offense due to the hazard it presents our staff and volunteers.
  • All proceeds from Thrift sales directly support our Food Pantry and Social Services basic needs efforts.

STORE HOURS

MONDAYS: 11am to 4pm

TUESDAYS: 9am to 4pm

WEDNESDAYS: 9am to 4pm

THURSDAYS: 9am to 6pm

FRIDAYS: 9am to 4pm

SATURDAYS: 9am to 4pm

SUNDAYS: 10am to 2pm

SENIOR SHOPPING: Mondays from 9am to 11am.

LAST ENTRY is 3:30pm daily except Thursdays and Sundays.

Thursday last entry is 5:30pm, Sunday last entry is 1:30pm.

SHOP

Something for everyone.

 

The Thrift Store at the Jonnycake Center has something for everyone. You can find everything from dollar dishes to Waterford Crystal at our store! We feature a large selection of gently used items. Some of the items you may find are:

 

  • Clothing and shoes for the whole family
  • Furniture for every room and budget
  • Craft Supplies and Children’s toys
  • Collections of jewelry in unique displays
  • DVDs, VHS movies, music on vinyl and CD
  • Books for every interest in our library section
  • Sports Equipment like golf clubs, cleats, fishing poles, and baseball mitts
  • Glassware for every occasion and china to complete your table setting
  • Decorative items including vases, statues and floral arrangements
  • Linens for your home or your crafting needs
  • Small appliances including lamps, microwaves, vacuums and curling irons
  • Office Supplies and Photo Albums
  • Cookware for your kitchen or campfire
  • Frames and Prints to cover your walls
  • Baskets for storage, decoration or gift-giving

Don’t forget to bring your Jonnycake bucks- you can use one for every $10 you spend!

 

We accept VISA/MASTERCARD/AMERICAN EXPRESS/DISCOVER as well as cash, and checks and Jonnycake Gift Certificates.

DONATION GUIDELINES

Help your neighbors in need!

 

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly gratefully accepts donations of money, food, clothing, furniture and household items. Receipts for donated items are available upon request. All donations must be dropped off during the hours listed below. Items left when we are not open not only present a safety hazard for our neighbors, but also often need to be discarded after being exposed to the elements. Please help us keep our costs down and our neighbors happy by donating only during a pre-approved appointment time.

Before you make your donation, please review our general Thrift donation requirements 

General Requirements:

  • Items must be in clean, salable condition. We do not have the staff to clean or repair broken or dirty merchandise. We reserve the right to refuse items that we cannot sell.
  • Sometimes we may have to refuse items because we do not have space available to accept your donation. We will always refer you to nearby agencies that would be happy to receive your donation.
  • We are unable to accept items that we do not think we can sell. Sometimes we have to decline items that are out of season or unlikely to find a buyer. While we appreciate every donation, we cannot afford to accept items that we will have to throw away. It would in the end, cost us money. We appreciate your understanding.
  • We cannot give pre-approval over the phone for donated items. Final decisions will be made by Jonnycake representatives upon physical inspection. This includes items we pick up and items brought to our facility.

We cannot accept the following items:

  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • TVs/ Hard Drives
  • Large Appliances
  • Pianos
  • Sofa Beds/ Bunk Beds/ Cribs
  • Car Seats/ High Chairs/ Pack N’Plays
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Electric Blankets
  • Bed Pillows
  • VHS tapes
  • Construction/Demolition materials

Furniture Donations:

Pre-approved furniture donations are allowed via our pre-scheduling system. Note that out of an abundance of caution, Jonnycake staff may not be able to assist with unloading donated furniture from your vehicle. We regret any inconvenience.

We inspect all furniture donations to confirm that items are in sellable condition. We cannot accept furniture that is broken, ripped, stained, torn, mildewed, or malodorous because we have no way to repair it.

Donations of large furniture items can be picked up by our truck from the towns of Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton, Pawcatuck, Stonington, and Mystic (east side of the Mystic River). Appointment availability is very limited – please email ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org with the subject line “Furniture pickup” to reserve a time.

Donated furniture for the truck must be made available outside your place of residence as staff cannot enter. Furniture pickups will be inspected to determine that they are sellable at the time of pick up. Unfortunately we have to refuse items that do not meet our donation requirements.

We cannot accept Mattresses and Box Springs, Pianos, Sofa Beds, Bunk Beds, Cribs or Large Appliances.