Did you know we receive millions of pounds of donations every year? However, not all of your generous donations sell in our store. That’s where our recycling programs kick in. We keep thousands upon thousands of pounds of unwanted, unsaleable merchandise out of landfills.
When an item has a rip, tear, stain, broken zipper, pulls, yellow collar or is too worn to sell St. Mary’s Thrift Store partners with a textile company that picks up the unusable clothes from the store weekly. The company then puts them to uses like making home insulation, pillow stuffing, car seat stuffing, and even “new” fabric made from recycled fibers.