Thrift Store and Donation Center

Thrifty Threads is a thrift store and donation center owned and operated by The Julian Center. Your gently used clothes, home goods and furniture can help survivors and benefit The Julian Center.

When someone makes a decision to leave an abusive relationship they don’t always have a lot of time to plan, or pack. That means they leave most of their personal belongings behind. When they arrive at our shelter doors the clothes they have on may be everything they have in the world. 91 percent of our clients live at, or below, the federal poverty threshold so replacing items isn’t possible.

That’s where Thrifty Threads comes in. We accept donations of gently used clothing for men, women and children along with household goods including linens, furniture, books, toys, and small appliances.

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. We’re a proud partner with National Council of Jewish Women.

$24,000 Given in Thrifty Threads Vouchers in 2023

Items We Can/Can't Accept

Items We Can Accept

Items We Cannot Accept

Thrifty Threads employees may decline donations due to non-saleable condition or unable to assist with donations that may risk the injury to employees.

Store Hours
Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 6PM
Closed Sunday

Donation Hours
Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM
Closed Sunday

1501 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Behind Half-Price Books at 86th & Ditch
Phone: 317.802.9612
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Please pull around to the back of the building to door 1501 and push the bell button for assistance.

Furniture Pickup
You may request a free pick-up of furniture you wish to donate. To schedule a pick-up, please contact us at 317.802.9612 at least two weeks in advance.

All items must be disassembled and located on the main floor, garage or porch.

Need Help? You Are Not Alone.
Call the 24-Hour Crisis Line (317) 920-9320.

Every Gift Makes an Impact

Your Donations Make Every Program, Meal Served, and Night's Stay Possible

$ 0

Can provide a gas card for a survivor to get to work.

$ 0

Can provide 4 hours of staffing for our 24 hour crisis line.

$ 0

Can provide a bus ticket to get a survivor out of town for safety.

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Can help run the entire Julian Center campus for one hour.

The Julian Center empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence and creates a community where every individual is safe and respected. And we are proud to be the largest organization of its kind in Indiana.

Since 1975, we have assisted more than 66,350 people and educated over 365,750 others on the causes and effects of domestic and sexual violence and its impact on our community.