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Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Hope's Closet
6370 Jay Drive

Monroe, Michigan 48161

We give away clothing items free of charge. If we do not have what you need, we will make every effort to get it for you. We are a small organization but we hope to make a big difference. Open on Thursdays--call ahead for hours! 
Acts II Closet Resale and Consignment

2520 North Telegraph Road 
Monroe, MI 48162

This shop is a Resale and Consignment shop of Furniture and Home Goods. We have antiques to mid-century furniture and current styles at great prices. Everything from antiques to tools, collectibles and jewelry, artwork to china and glassware, we have anything you may want (except clothing).

Sunday and Monday Closed 
Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bedford Township Lions Club Thrift Shop

9100 Lewis Avenue 
Temperance, MI 48182 

The Bedford Township Lions Club thrift shop provides the consumers of the community with an option for purchasing clothing at a great discount.  The Lions Club of Bedford Township run this nonprofit business and rely strictly on private donations of clothing to continue their business venture.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed 

Britches and Bows
543 Rambow Drive
Monroe, MI 48161

Britches and Bows is a locally owned boutique that offers a mix of New and Resale clothing and accessories at reasonable prices.

In our boutique, you will find a wide variety of brands in every size from newborn to 6 for both boys and girls. We also stock maternity clothing for expectant mothers. In addition, because we think moms should never be left out, we offer a fun selection of women’s accessories. You will find beautiful handbags, earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and more!

Moreover, you will also find a variety of boutique style gift items that have been crafted by locals, new photo prop style clothing, and accessories, Piggy Paint, Melissa & Doug Toys, boys and girls accessories and much more! Stop in for a boutique experience at a bargain price! 

Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
Holiday Hours (November & December Only) 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Damascus House Resale Shop
212 Smith Street
Monroe, Mi 48161

Damascus House item’s include men’s and women’s shoes, linens, small toys, small appliances and baby clothes, and household goods for sale. In addition, depending on availability, a limited number of pieces of clothing will be provided to qualifying individuals who have a referral from tan agency. 

Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
Winter hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday 

 Eagles Nest Church
620 East Fourth Street
Monroe, MI 48161 

"Wings" is a volunteer project that provides clothes, household items, coats and food to the needy on a weekly basis...call for the current church distribution days.

Eagles Extra Clothing Center

2400 Lakeside Road 
Erie, MI 48133

This shop features children’s clothing, and is supported by donations and hosted by the Mason Middle School Parent-Teacher-Student Association. Public sales are announced to the school district families when they are scheduled. 

Goodwill Stores

Brand New, Unused Merchandise our retail store selections also include brand new, unused merchandise that we purchase from local retailers. These items are what the retailers choose to no longer offer in their stores. We pay them pennies on the dollar and pass that savings along to you!

We also operate two eBay stores, featuring various retail items such as clothing, jewelry, electronics, collectibles, and other one-of-a-kind treasures. We also sell books on Amazon.

Persons who are 60 years and older receive a 10% senior discount on most items every Wednesday. Eligible customers must please notify the cashier of their desire to use the senior discount prior to their transaction being completed.
Retail Store and Donation Center
255 North Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI   48161
Retail Store and Donation Center
7300 Secor Road
Lambertville, MI   48144
Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ReStore 
840 LaPlaisance Road
Monroe, MI 48161 

Specializes in home construction and repair materials and home appliances. Tax-deductible receipts are available on request for donations.

Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Humane Society of Monroe County Thrift Shop
15649 South Telegraph Road

We take donations of new and lightly used household items, sports equipment, pet care and pet toys, children’s toys, furniture, collectibles, and more. Our store is not just for your four-legged friends, we have tons of unique, collectible, and everyday items for you, as well!

All profits from our thrift store helps the animals at our shelter! 
We do not accept used clothing and/or used shoes. 

Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Lark’s Nest
111 South Monroe Street 
Monroe, MI 48161

The Lark’s Nest is a re-sale and consignment store with quality collectibles, vintage, household, electronics, media, and antique items. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday and Friday Closes

Monroe Community Opportunity Program 
1140 S. Telegraph Road 
Monroe, Mi 48161

A new "Clothes Workshop Program" for clients who are in the MCOP Bridges out Of Poverty Program, or who attend A Michigan Works! Workshop, or who have a signed referral form from a caseworker employed at a Monroe county Social Service agency. 

Monroe Thrift Shop 
119 South Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161

The thrift shop raises money for community projects such as scholarships for students in Monroe County, Michigan. Monthly specials on various items. 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Then and Now Thrift or Consignment Store
48 S Monroe Street
Monroe, MI  48161

Consignment store with wide selection of furniture and home décor from antique to modern, shabby chic to retro and everything in between.

Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed 

Once Upon a Child 
880 South Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161 

Once Upon a Child is a one-stop shop for new and gently used children's clothing, furniture, equipment, and accessories. We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center

1525 Mall Road
Monroe, MI 48162

Accepts donations and resells gently used clothing, household items, and furniture. Our stores place thousands of new items to our sales floor each and every day. Proceeds from the sale of items in our stores fully fund the Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center.
Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday is donations only. 

 Second Chance Boutique

50 South Monroe Street 
Monroe, MI 48161

Second Chance Boutiques is a re-sale and consignment store featuring upscale used attire on men, women, and children.
Monday through Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Sunday and Wednesday Closed

The Salvation Army
815 East First Street 
Monroe, Mi 48161

Clothing is distributed each Wednesday morning at their site at 1018 East Second Street, Monroe. 

Trinity Lutheran Church
313 Scott Street
Monroe, MI  48161 

There is a limited availability of relief funding for clothing. Individual requesting funds must have been a resident of Monroe County for at least one year. 

***Please Note***

These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community. 
This list is not all inclusive of those resources available in our community.

The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links or services. 
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.

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