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The East End Community Thrift (Thrifty) is an all volunteer-run thrift shop, which provides quality, low-cost, used clothing and household goods, to the surrounding community.  Since its inception in 1993, Thrifty has worked with over 100 charitable programs to offer their clients vouchers to shop free for items they need for themselves and their families.

Thrifty gives a portion of all the donated clothing that they receive to people that are served by these programs, such as Resolve, Sojourner House and The Women and Children’s Shelter. Over the past two decades thousands of homeless and low-income community members have benefitted from the good work of the more than 20 volunteers who have dedicated their time, resources and attention to helping others thrive in the face of adversity.

We are a community service site for many nonprofit organizations, such as Renewal and Pittsburgh Community Corrections Center.  They are an integral part of Thrifty, helping to maintain  the daily operations of the store.

Thrifty is always looking for volunteers!  If you can volunteer your time and strength (or have a gently used donation), please don’t hesitate to contact us at (412) 361-6010 or email us at

Please do not leave donations outside of the store when we're closed!


Attention Thrifty supporters
East End Community Thrift is joining the Plastic Ban Wagon! Thrifty will gladly take your extra  paper and cloth bags but leave the plastic ones home. Thank you for helping us stay THRIFTY!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Shawna by email, or by texting, 412-721-6811.


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We are Open!

New Hours:
  Tuesdays thru Thursday     10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday                                      10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday                                 12 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday                             CLOSED
Holiday closings - Thanksgiving-closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th.  Christmas - Closing on Friday, December 23rd and reopening on Tuesday, January 3rd. 
We will be cutting back on donations intake for the month of December, check with Shawna by email or phone first please.
Please contact Shawna Hammond beforehand at!

Please wear a mask!

Important Donation Guidelines – Note: Thrifty does not accept furniture, televisions, or large appliances. 

  1.  Before giving your donation away, think about the reason why you are getting rid of it in the first place. Is it in such bad shape that no-one else would want it either?

  2. Complete computer systems are preferred (monitor, keyboard, mouse included), as well as printers and programs with instruction manuals.

  3. Check all clothing for rips, stains, and smells.

  4.  When donating baby items, it’s important that safety be the first priority. Please include all parts and directions (if possible) with cribs, car seats, and playpens.

  5. Check books and magazines for ripped, warped pages and mildew smells. Please remove address labels from magazines.

  6. Over-the-counter medications should not be past the expiration date, and beauty products – such as lipstick and rouge – should be new.

Please do not leave donations outside of the store when we're closed!


1256 Franklin Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15221



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