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Did You Know?

Pennywise Thrift Shop offers an opportunity for the recycling of clothes and household items and sells donated and consigned items at very reasonable prices, offering an alternative to families who are not able to pay the higher prices for new items at local shops.

Pennywise is staffed by Church of the Holy Comforter volunteers. The money earned at Pennywise funds Parish and Community charitable programs and services.

  • Did you know that Pennywise depends completely on donated and consigned items for its sale items?
  • Did you know that there are no paid staff at Pennywise?
  • Did you know that Pennywise pledges over one third of its proceeds annually to the church budget, pledged to the Capital Building Campaign, and gave money to fund our new organ?
Pennywise Owls
  • Did you know that Pennywise also provides money for coffee hour, the nursery, the music program, the women's retreat, camper scholarships, priest discretionary funds, receptions, Vacation Bible School and many more church programs?
  • Did you know that Pennywise profits are allocated, through the ECW, to support a number of worthy organizations in our community, diocese, and the world?
  • Did you know that Pennywise workers are Church of the Holy Comforter men, women, and students?
  • Did you know that Pennywise offers items of value to those who cannot afford to shop at other stores?
  • Did you know that Pennywise offers each of us a chance to recycle and do our bit to go green?
  • Did you know that Pennywise needs volunteers for Tuesday through Saturday shifts?
  • Did you know that we are asking you to take a small part in this ministry?