About

Our Story

 

The vision of reaching to the community of Gainesville through a thrift store ministry had been taking place over several months. Our leader and pastor, Gary Huff had always had a heart for serving the community and equipping his congregation to serve, and this important message resonated in many community members.

Our inspiration began with The Edge Nazarene church and thrift store in Decatur, Georgia, but quickly grew and changed to meet the specific needs of our own community. A team of 20-30 people who were committed to participating in bringing this ministry into existence quickly formed.  In the process of stocking and equipping the space, we were blessed to have received several large gifts from individuals and other businesses.

God has been so generous to these efforts so far and we are so looking forward to seeing what the future holds.

Our Vision

Nothing Wasted Thrift  exists…

• To provide quality used items that people need, at             

   reasonable prices.

• To be a safe place where everyone is heard and valued.

• To show and be shown the love of God.

• to provide opportunities for people to grow.

Every donor, host, or guest is significant to this being the place God has called it to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Do you take donations?
Yes. Our community is very generous. All merchandise in the store is donated.

2. When and where do you take donations?
We accept donations at the front door anytime that we are open. Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

3. Do you consign, buy clothes or give store credit for donations?
No. We are not allowed to give any financial consideration for donations due to our tax-exempt status. We do give receipts you may be able to use for a tax deduction.

4. What donations do you not accept?
We accept all personal and household items with the following exceptions:  Cribs, car seats, mattresses, box springs, bed pillows, large household appliances, sofas, hide-a-beds, used grocery bags, half consumed toiletries, out-of-date electronics, mini blinds or any item in non-resalable condition.

5. Do you give discounts to seniors/military/law enforcement, etc?
No, we try to price merchandise to give everyone a great value every day.

6. Do you deliver?
No. Unfortunately, we are a small store with limited staff.  We would love to deliver, however, it is beyond our capacity.

7. Do you pick up donations?
We do our best to be available for pickups.  However, due to limited staff we might not be available to provide this service. Please call the store to discuss at 678-696-5560. If pickup is available, in order to protect your home and for the safety of our volunteers, we prefer donations to be outside. Example: on a porch, patio, driveway or garage.

8. When do you get new merchandise?
All merchandise is donated and there’s no way for us to predict the arrival of new merchandise. We make an effort to process all
donations ASAP.

 

9. Do you negotiate prices?
No. We try to price merchandise to give everyone a great value every day.

10. What do you do with the money?
We reinvest all proceeds from the store into the local community through The Pantry.

11. What services do you provide for people in need?
The Pantry
It is our pleasure to provide a variety of toiletries and household chemicals to individuals and families who may need them.
Individuals will be asked to present a photo ID each month to receive their order. There is no financial qualification to
participate.

12. Will you hold merchandise?
Yes. We will hold any non-furniture item until the close of business the following day. NO payment required. We will hold for a longer period of time with full payment. We will hold furniture for $20 or 50% cash payment. If furniture is not pick up on the agreed date, funds are forfeited.

13. What is your return policy?
All sales are final. We would be happy to let you test electrical items before purchasing.

14. Do you take credit/debit cards?
Yes. A 25c fee will be charged for purchases under $5. We do not take business cards due to high processing fees.

15. How is the store staffed?
All store staff are volunteers and are friends or members of Gainesville First Church of the Nazarene.

16. Do you give community service hours credit?
No, we are not authorized to provide that service at this time.

17. How long has the store been in business?
We have been happily serving our community since August 15, 2016.

 

More questions? Feel free to stop by our store,

or give us a call at 678-696-5560

between the hours of

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday.