Gracie's Thrift Store
Location: 1520 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe AZ 85281
Hours: Monday Thru Saturday 9 am to 6pm
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Donations Accepted: The northwest corner of 1520 E. Apache, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM. Please do not leave unattended donations, it is illegal.
If you have "Two to Four" hours to serve/volunteer, Gracie's could be part of your path at Grace whether it's once a quarter, once a month, every other week, each week or more. Below are a few of the needs we have:
- Pick up donations from the church and bring them to Gracie's
- Ride along and assist one of our workers on a donation pick up
- Serve as a cashier in the store (training provided)
- Scout yard sales in targeted neighborhoods
- Help sort and organize donations
- Test and tinker with appliances and consumer electronics
- Help communicate about Gracie's as an option when people are downsizing or a household is being closed
- Participate in a social service program when they begin at Gracie's Village
- Be a "roving ambassador" on sale day mornings to assist shoppers and discourage theft
- Assist in the Fall in preparation for the Children's Christmas Store and/or help on the actual December Saturday of the event
- Assist with seasonal decorations (artifical Christmas trees, window dressing)
See our DECEMBER Sales Ad below
Gracie's was founded in 1976 at Apache and River for the primary purpose of raising funds for women's ministry at Grace Community Church. It was moved to a former FURNITURE STORE at Apache and Una-Butte in 1979.
In June 2012 the City of Tempe approved a project to replace the Gracie's Thrift Store building with a three story building; the thrift
These apartments are “affordable workforce housing.” To qualify a family needs to earn 40% to 60% of the median household income for a family of that size in Tempe. This should open in the fall of 2013.
The former building, at 1520 E. Apache, was demolished and new construction was completed on schedule. We returned to our brand new site in November 2013. The retail store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Our retail store is at 1332 E. Apache and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM. The donation center is two doors west at 1328 E. Apache and accepts donations Monday through Saturday from 10:30 to 4:30 (extended hours only as staff are available.)
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Executive Director of Gracie's Ministries
Phone - 480-967-5231