About Us

Who?

We are the Thrift Store that Offers More too!

You will find a variety of quality products at discounted prices, not to mention our cozy Internet Café!
Charity Cottage offers a quiet café for you to enjoy a hot cup of coffee.  Make sure to try our Java Thunder — our darkest, boldest blend! Bring a book or a friend, grab a dark roast coffee and a treat from our Sugar Chef, and curl up in front of our sunny shop windows. Our Internet Café is buzzing with free wifi, so bring your laptop!
The profits made from the store are generated back into local non-profit organizations. We accept your donations on a daily basis.

Why?

Under The Advancement Foundation, the Charity Cottage was founded as a nonprofit business with a social agenda.  Proceeds from our store benefit local nonprofits that are struggling in this economy, such as Manna Ministries, West End Center and Project Access.  Now, more than ever, our community needs our help, and the Charity Cottage is a sustainable solution to poverty. By selling donated items, we generate steady income for local nonprofits.

Learn more about The Advancement Foundation here:  www.theadvancementfoundation.org

What?

We are a nonprofit helping other nonprofits! Charity Cottage is also a hub for direct social change for members of our community. We offer the LEAP program (Lift, Educate, Advocate and Proclaim) which helps the underprivileged to learn new business skills by volunteering for the Charity Cottage project. Additionally, members develop a life plan that incorporates personal and professional goals, and we help them get there. Who? The Charity Cottage serves our community directly. We sell quality items, and the proceeds go to local nonprofits and social programs to help the underprivileged in our neighborhoods. Does it Work? In addition to partnering with nonprofits and providing them income in exchange for donated goods, take a look at our recent achievements.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Helped LEAP member secure full-time employment at Rowe Furniture through Training Program
  • Sold reborn dolls at multiple community festivals
  • Presented to multiple community organizations
  • Visitations with six community assisted living facilities and churches
  • Developed marketing plans certificate
  • Enrolled two women in college level courses work
  • Created two business incubator entities
  • Conducted 40 class setting sessions
  • Provided five business mentors to underprivileged women
  • Encouraged two women to work toward their GED
  • Organized 10 participants to engage in community service