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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.

Cinderella’s Closet has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
This event will not be rescheduled. If you are in need of a dress, please contact Sherry Kinser, Cinderella’s Closet Coordinator, at skinser@ywcaelgin.org to schedule an appointment.

YWCA Elgin Program/Event Updates

03.21.2020 UPDATE – Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Illinois Governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order, the YWCA Elgin will be temporarily closed in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and the entire community. Please check back or follow us on social media for updates.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed until April 7th.

Adult Education (English as a Second Language) will be canceled until further notice.

Family Literacy will be canceled until further notice.

Thank you for understanding. We hope everyone stays safe during this time and we look forward to returning to our regular schedule soon.