Where bargains turn into blessings!
The Pennywise Thrift Shop was created as a fund raising endeavor of Church of the Holy Comforter in 1961.
For over 50 years the shop has been recycling and selling donated and consigned affordable, lightly used clothing and household items from and to the Vienna community. The proceeds from the shop fund a variety of ministries and activities within our parish as well as numerous community charitable programs and services.
The success and popularity of Pennywise is directly attributed to the many volunteers from Holy Comforter who work in the shop and to the generous donations from the community.
Pennywise offers clothing and household consignment every week. We are not adding any new consignment accounts in November and December this year (2021) due to a shortage of workers/available appointments. Check back in the new year for changes to this.
Please review our Consignment Rules & Policies before making an appointment. You will need to sign a contract stating that you have read and agree with all policies and rules. We highly recommend reading our Unable to Consign List to see the items we are unable to take. This will prevent you from carrying in items we will not consign. Items stay on the floor for 28 days. Any unsold items not picked up within that 28 days become property of Pennywise.
DAYS: Tuesday (1st), Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (every 4th one)
HOURS: Vary—Please click below for specific hours and details.
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You may click and review the following 3 documents: (1) 2009 Pennywise Constitution and By-Laws; (2) 2021 Proposed Changes to Pennywise Constitution and By-Laws; (3) 2021 Pennywise Constitution and By-Laws (with proposed revisions).
Did You Know?
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 and that Pennywise workers are Church of the Holy Comforter volunteers (women, men, and youth)?
Did you know that Pennywise pledges over one third of its proceeds annually to the church budget?
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 (Episcopal Church Women), to support a number of worthy organizations in our community, diocese, and the world?
Did you know that Pennywise offers items of value to those who cannot afford to shop at other stores?