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Updated 11.12.21 – The YWCA Elgin is now accepting winter clothes donations and men’s jeans.

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.


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.

On November 30, 2021, the YWCA Elgin will proudly participate in #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving invites individuals like you to celebrate the holiday season by giving back. Create change in your community and world by donating to the YWCA Elgin. Together, we can build brighter futures.