Almost 60 years ago, volunteers opened the first Thrift Shop to help RLHS keep down the cost of Christian education. The accomplishment has spanned generations and the mission continues today. Since its inception, many volunteers have donated countless hours to maintaining and operating the stores. 100% of the proceeds support the school for equipment, special projects, student aid, additions, renovations, and operating expenses. Thanks to our Thrift Shops more than $4.6 million has been donated to support our school

Thrift Shop Hours

Wednesday 10-4 p.m.
Thursday 10-4 p.m.
Friday 10-4 p.m.
Saturday 10-4 p.m.

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Donate Goods – clean clothing, accessories and shoes/boots for men, women and children, clean fabric and craft items, bedding and linens, paperback/hardcover books, and clean household goods, such as pots, pans, glassware and flatware. Electrical items, such as curling irons, toasters, frying pans, etc. are acceptable donations, if in good working order. Keep like items together when dropped off if possible.

Furniture items such as dressers, tables, and bookcases are accepted. We do not accept large appliances, computers or computer equipment, TVs, car seats, cribs, high chairs, strollers, beds, mattresses, or upholstered furniture.

Donations are accepted during store hours; however, store workers may not be able to assist with large or heavy items.

Shop – We stock the floor daily with new merchandise. Please support our cause by shopping here first for those special treasures!

Volunteer – Students, parents, grandparents, and friends of RLHS are needed to sort and price merchandise and work in the store. Please consider setting aside a morning or afternoon each month to help our faithful Thrift Shop volunteers serve RLHS and our community.

To volunteer at the Thrift Shop or More Thrift Shop, call the stores’ schedulers listed below.

Lathrop Avenue Thrift Shop
1222 Lathrop Avenue
Racine, WI 53405
Pat Hellenberg, Manager
Pat Hellenberg 262.498.8851 – Incoming donation help
Barb Tertel 262.632.1070 – Checkout/Cashier help

More Thrift Shop
1228 Lathrop Avenue
Racine, WI 53405
Peggy Groth 262.498.2161
Judy Lamers 262.321.4095