Helping Houston

4 Ways to Shop and Do Good In Houston

These thrift stores all benefit local charities.

By Abby Ledoux July 20, 2018 Published in the August 2018 issue of Houstonia Magazine

A find from The Guild Shop

A more conscientious existence does not require one to give up shopping—quite the contrary. Simply patronize one of these four thrift shops, which all benefit local charities:

The Cottage Shop

Come For: Well-priced, constantly rotating inventory of everything from vintage blazers and cowboy boots to books and dishware.
Help Out: The Women’s Home, which serves women in crisis and fights homelessness. The shop serves as a job-training site for residents, too.

The Guild Shop

Come For: You name it—11,000 square feet of antique furniture, dishware, luxury scarves, and other designer items.
Help Out: The ministry at St. John the Divine, which provides financial support to organizations serving the elderly.


The Blue Bird Circle Resale Shop

Come For: A wide range of apparel and furniture, from designer duds to homeware, at Goodwill prices.
Help Out: Blue Bird Circle, a women’s charity group that supports pediatric neurology treatment and research at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Charity Guild Shop

Come For: Clothes, furniture, rugs, household goods, art, and jewelry, all ripe for the picking.
Help Out: The Charity Guild of Catholic Women, which offers grants to charities helping children in need.

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