Care in the Name of Christ
The Clothing Center is a ministry of Christ the King Parish. We are committed to serving the needs of the community through the distribution and sale of used clothing and household items of good quality at very low prices.
All are welcome to come and shop. Proceeds are used to benefit the works of our own St. Vincent de Paul Society in giving financial aid to the needy, maintaining the food pantry, and helping wherever needed.
The Shop is staffed entirely by volunteers who dedicate their time in a spirit of friendship and caring for one another and the community in which we serve.
Who We Are
Shoppers in the Upper Cape communities of Mashpee, Cotuit, Sandwich, Falmouth and beyond depend on the Christ the King Parish Thrift Shop for good value in men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, linens, housewares, and furniture. The Shop is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10-3. No Donation after noon time.
On any day, a shopper can expect to find a wide selection of fashionable, gently used clothing of good quality. Selected items such as outerwear, slacks, or knit tops are on sale at 50% off each week.
If you do not see something you are looking for, ask one of our friendly volunteers. They are happy to assist you.
Volunteers staff the Center and fill all positions with skill, kindness, and patience. Volunteers work a 2 1/2 hour shift, either 10 AM to 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM to 3 PM one day a week, Tuesday through Saturday. A typical volunteer chooses a convenient day, either a morning or afternoon shift and report every week at the same time.
Some of the volunteer work includes pricing items, cashiering, assisting customers and answering their questions. These things are accomplished in an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship. You will see many smiling faces when you visit the Center.
We are always looking for volunteers, both men, and women with the ability to move heavy items with ease. If you’re a teen looking for service hours or a young adult who has a need to give to the community, this may be a call for you!
What We Provide
Clothing Store ~ Boutique ~ Garage ~ Tent
The Clothing Store is accessible via a handicapped ramp leading to the front door. As you enter, the breakfront displays higher end Items of dishes, glassware, pictures, toys, antiques, and collectibles. Pictures are displayed around the entire shop and all items change weekly. A well-stocked costume jewelry case offers a selection of men’s and women’s watches, necklaces, bracelets, pins, and earrings. Prices range from $2.00 to $20.00 and unique items are priced accordingly.
Women’s & Linens: On the main floor, shoppers will find a large selection of women’s slacks, skirts, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, athletic wear and seasonal items such as winter coats, summer shorts, and party dresses. A wide selection of sleepwear and scrubs are displayed year round. Most items are available in plus sizes, too. Accessories available include shoes, hats handbags, scarves, belts, stockings, and tights. There is a dressing room on the main floor next to the linen room.
The Linen room is a trove of blankets, comforters, quilts, bedspreads, dust ruffles, pillows, curtains, towels, both bath, and kitchen. You can also find tablecloths, napkins, tea towels, fabric pieces, sewing notions, needlework tools of all descriptions and ribbon.
Men’s & Children’s: The second floor includes Children’s clothing and accessories, size 0 to 5T, and sizes 6T and up, as well as seasonal items such as Christmas outfits, Halloween costumes, Christening and Communion dresses are arranged when appropriate. Seasonal items are displayed when appropriate. Shoes and boots, sneakers, sandals, tap and ballet shoes can often be found on the shelves between the two rooms. Children’s rooms inventory is replenished multiple times each week.
And the Men’s section. In the Men’s casual room, shoppers can find slacks, knit tops, button-down, long or short sleeve casual shirts, sweaters, jackets, hats, shoes, and some sweats and sleepwear. The “Dapper Dan” room contains dress shoes, belts, neckties, suits, dress shirts, dress slacks, sports-coats, tuxedos, when available, raincoats year-round, and winter coats, in season.
The Boutique Be sure to check out our wonderful Boutique which offers an array of upscale items that have been so graciously donated.
You will be surprised by what is available for pennies on the dollar. Stock comes in weekly and consists of new or “gently used” women’s clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories, many of which are brand names you will have no trouble recognizing! Also, there is always a wide variety of fine china, crystal, collectibles, and “one of kind” items. All priced way below retail value.
Our regular customers come in at least once a week, knowing what great deals are available. So, if you are looking for a step-up from the average thrift store fare, be sure to check out the Boutique when you visit. You may just find your “new place to shop”!
In our garage section, we have children’s toys, books, housewares including dishes, pots and pans, bakeware, and home decor. In our tent, you can find furniture, lamps, paintings, sporting goods, and specialty items.
The items we have for sale change daily; there is always a large selection. On any day, a shopper can expect to find a wide selection of fashionable, gently used clothing of good quality. Selected items such as outerwear, slacks, or knit tops are on sale at 50% off each week.