Our Mission
To focus upon ministering to the community as Jesus Christ ministered to the multitude, helping return individuals and families to a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being as a Christian community outreach program.

The St. James’ Thrift Shop was started years ago, by a lifelong Mount Airy resident and members of St. James’, in an old two-story building on Main Street. The entire Mt. Airy community would drop off clothing, furniture and appliances to the Thrift Shop for resale. For many years, the volunteers of this shop would sort and resell the clothing and other items that people donated. People came from everywhere to stop and shop at the store because they knew there were real bargains to be found. The Thrift Shop also often donated clothing and household items, and continues to do so, to fire victims, the Pregnancy Crisis Center, the Frederick Rescue Mission, animal rescues, foster families, public schools, the Lions Club, Mt. Airy NET, the Jaycees, A is for Africa, the American Legion, the Red Cross, the Mt. Airy Senior Center, Dwelling Place, Hands of Hope, and others in our community experiencing a hardship.

Regular Store Hours

Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  Closed for sorting and store-cleaning
Tuesday – Saturday:  Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Third Thursday of the Month is Thrifty Thursday!
Open until 6:00 p.m. and 50% off entire store
(excludes new and tagged clothing and fine jewelry)

For inclement weather
the store manager will decide on opening and closing days and times.
Signs will be placed on both doors and the answering machine will have a message.
Please also check our Facebook page for info:  www.facebook.com/Stjamesthriftshop
(Please like and share!)

Phone:  301.829.0314
234 S Main St, Mount Airy, MD 21771


We will gladly accept donations of clothing & household items that are in good, re-usable condition. If you would like to make a donation, please try to do so during the hours the store is open when possible. When the store is open please bring donations inside; do not leave them in the parking lot.

St. James Thrift Shop Donation Policy:
The shop does NOT accept the following:

  • infant and children’s car seats
  • cribs and crib bumpers
  • mattresses and box springs (not permitted to be resold due to health regulations)
  • outdated and/or non-working electronic devices
  • tube televisions
  • computer monitors and printers
  • exercise equipment
  • ceiling fans
  • lighting fixtures
  • large furniture (sofas, loveseats, dressers and entertainment centers)
  • paint cans and other toxins.

Inclement weather policy for donations
If we are closed please place donations inside the shed. If the shed is full please do not leave donations in the parking lot, or the porch or on the stairs. Donations will become ruined if exposed to inclement weather. Please come during our open hours.

Donations from the community are extremely generous, and we are always very thankful. The helping hands from our church family and community friends also continue to help support all of our hard work.

Do you…

  • Like to help others?
  • Want to make friends?
  • Like to find treasures?
  • Want to support the community?
  • Like to have fun?
  • Want to be needed?

Please consider volunteering at the Thrift Shop. Please call or come in and ask for Sandy.


Staff & Board of Directors
Thrift Shop Manager
Sandy Baker

Thrift Board Members
Misty Tieman, Co-Chair
Debra Schaeffer, Co-Chair
Nancy Nanavaty
Donna Carr
Bill Phillips
Karen Dulany
The Rev. Kristin Krantz
Carla Kaufman (Vestry Liaison)


The merchandise in our shop is always changing… Please stop by to see what’s new!

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