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Thrifty Threads

Do you need 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. Our sales floor changes weekly, with exciting new arrivals 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 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Facemasks are required. For a printable schedule, click here.


Thrifty Threads is accepting donations at this time. If you have clean clothing in good shape, it can be donated to the YWCA Elgin. We ask that you package the clothing in grocery or garbage bags (not heavy-duty). Your donation can be dropped off at the Customer Service Center during our regular 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 free clothing to those in need. For more information, click here.