My name is Rachee and I like shopping at thrift stores.
While I realize that I am not the only person to make this claim in a time of vintage and repurpose, I have been thrifting way before it was cool (yes…I went there) and sometimes I feel that I need to qualify my actions because of some unsaid something to justify digging through racks of someone else’s cast offs.
My newest favorite place to shop is the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne. They have a repurpose shop and after driving by and “meaning to check it out” I finally had a chance to visit. I went under the guise of looking for pieces for a Halloween costume but have become hooked on the shop because of the great prices, friendly staff and the mission behind the shop.
Pastor Nancy Holt told me the shop is run by volunteers and open during the time the food pantry is open and right after church. The prices are kept low so that people can afford to shop. With prices like fifty cents for shirts and $5.00 for coats this shop offers something for all budgets.
The store is small but nicely organized. There are two sections, clothes in one area and household items, books and a variety of other things. For the most part the store is very neatly arranged and labeled, designed for optimal browsing.
The Repurpose shop is attached to the Food Pantry of the church. No one is turned away from the pantry; while I was there the volunteers were cheerfully creating a week of food items to share with someone picking up supplies.
The Food Pantry is open year round and available to Delco residents in need. Volunteers are always wanted and they need help restocking the shelves with food items.
If you’re interested in poppin tags, volunteering or donating, The First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne is at 140 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne PA 19050-1550
Reach them by phone (610) 622-0800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.