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Updated 7.10.20 – The YWCA Elgin is not accepting clothing donations for our Clothing Center or Cinderella’s Closet at this time and until further notice.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Thrifty Threads

Are you in need of clothes but can’t afford to pay full price, if so the YWCA Elgin Thrifty Threads thrift shop is for you! Thrifty Threads offers top quality, gently used clothing at a reasonable price. And our sales floor changes weekly, with new exciting arrivals that are waiting to create a brand new look for you and your family.

Store Hours & Location

Our thrift shop, located on the Lower Level of the YWCA Elgin, is open the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. For a printable schedule, click here.

Donation

Updated 7.10.20 – The YWCA Elgin is not accepting clothing donations for our Clothing Center or Cinderella’s Closet at this time and until further notice.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Thrifty Threads is accepting donations at this time. If you have clothing that is clean, in good shape it can be donated to the YWCA Elgin. We do ask that you package the clothing in grocery bags or garbage bags (not heavy duty). Your donation can be dropped off at the Customer Service Center during our normal hours of operation.

Do you need new clothes but cannot afford our thrift shop price? The YWCA Elgin also has a Clothing Distribution Center that provides clothing to those in need for free. For more information, click here.

#STOPASIANHATE: YWCA Stands in Solidarity with AAPI Communities
At YWCA, we are unwavering in our demand for justice and in our commitment to creating a world in which all women, girls, and people of color can thrive. This is why we are devastated by the ongoing violence against Asian Americans that has ravaged our country during such a trying time, and we send our condolences to the lives lost in Georgia last week. Additionally, the mass shooting in Colorado reminded us of the horrors of hate that often feeds into gun violence. Two times in one week, our nation was ravaged by mass shootings, which make it clear that the tragic incidents of gun violence and hateful domestic terrorism have plagued our country for far too long.
These events have invigorated YWCA’s commitment to addressing structural inequality and racism across all communities of color, deepening our work to advocate for equity and justice. All Americans, especially people of color, should feel safe in spas, grocery stores, schools, churches, and in their own communities. We have and will continue to do this work; demanding a safe world of equity and human decency until injustice is rooted out until institutions are transformed, and until justice just is.