Trinity Thrift Shop
Apr 06, 2011 04:46AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print
Photo by Dante Fontana
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
With a warm and welcoming vibe, Trinity Thrift Shop is a well-stocked store that features gently used and nearly new clothing for women, men and children. In addition, shoppers can find items for the kitchen, as well as crafts, costume jewelry, luggage and accessories. Books, games and children’s toys are also popular items in stock. Decorative items for almost any holiday are displayed to fit the season. Now located in the charming, blue-trimmed house in Old Folsom, the shop came from humble beginnings. More than 50 years ago it began with donated items for sale – simply placed on a large table in a house once occupied by the parish rector.
Why is your staff the best in the business?
As a result of our very dedicated, all-volunteer staff, we have the lowest prices in town. Approximately 25 volunteers, many of whom have been involved with the shop for 10, 15 and even 20 years, help to eliminate overhead and enable Trinity to serve the community by maintaining its reputation for quality items at very low prices. Maintaining inventory is dependent on donations and our staff gladly accepts them during business hours. With the exception of children’s furniture and electronics, Trinity accepts all donations in clean, usable condition. Receipts are provided.
What is your favorite local event?
The popular weekend-long Alley Sale held twice each year.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
Everyone who keeps Trinity Thrift staffed and managed is dedicated to serving the community at large with quality clothing and household items; with proceeds going to church programs and community outreach. Generally believed to be the oldest church in Folsom, Trinity was founded in 1856 and has a history of community service. Members of Trinity are proud that Twin Lakes Food Bank, now supported by many area churches and civic organizations, began as a ministry of the church. The enthusiasm of the volunteers is contagious, and customers know the coffee pot is always on and they have an opportunity to find some amazing deals.
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