Thrift Store

Often times women and children must leave their personal belongings behind when fleeing a violent situation.  Many arrive at our shelter with the clothes they were wearing and very little else.  Sometimes children come in their pajamas without shoes to cover their feet.  Because 91% of our clients live at or below the federal poverty threshold, most do not have the means to replace items they sacrifice to get to safety.

We depend on community support like yours to help the more than 6,500 victims we serve each year recover from losses.  We gratefully accept donations of gently used clothing for men, women and children along with household goods including linens, furniture, books, toys, and small appliances.  

Thrifty Threads

To manage the assortment and quantity of items needed by the families we serve, our donation center also functions as a thrift store called Thrifty Threads.  Our clients shop at Thrifty Threads free-of-charge for items needed to recover and to establish new beginnings.  In some cases that might be clothing, furniture, or shoes and toys for their children.  Excess items are sold to the public where proceeds help underwrite our victim programs and services.  Your in-kind donations allow our clients to start over and to live a life free of abuse.

Want to Volunteer?

Have you always wanted to work in a retail shop?  Well, come on down and give us a hand ... or two.  Your service will be valued and most appreciated.  To fulfill our mission of helping victims reestablish their lives, we rely on volunteers to perform necessary and essential jobs in the store. You can volunteer as an individual or as part of a larger group. If you are interested, please contact our Store Manager, Maumi VanKirk at Thrifty Threads at (317) 802-9612 or by email by clicking here.


1501 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Behind Half-Price Books at 86th & Ditch

Appropriate Items

All items of clothing, furniture and household goods are accepted.  The items we cannot accept are large appliances, pianos, used mattresses, computer monitors, drop-side cribs, and toxic chemicals including paint, cleaning products, and pesticides.

Donation Hours

Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Furniture Pick-Up

You may request a free pick-up of furniture you wish to donate.  To schedule, call (317) 802-9612.  To be considered for a pick-up you must schedule at least two weeks in advance.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, closed.

NCJW Boutique

The National Council of Jewish Women also operates a boutique within the thrift store selling second-hand designer clothing.  A portion of the proceeds underwrites victim services at The Julian Center.  The remaining portion supports programs at the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women which includes college scholarships.
 Children Clothing
 Children's clothing
Women's Clothing
Women's clothing
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