St. Francis Thrift Shop

Contact: Hal Wieland, General Manager

Ministry Mission Statement: The St. Francis Thrift Shop shall be a model outreach ministry that benefits the community, St. Francis School, and the Parish.

Current Ministry Activities: Our Retail Thrift Shop provides furniture, clothing and household items to the needy at no cost through referrals from local outreach groups and surplus items to Missions serving the homeless and needy.

St. Francis Thrift Shop of Hilton Head Island Spreads Lowcountry Generosity to Local Charities

The St. Francis Thrift Shop of Hilton Head Island, SC distributed its annual grants to 33 local charities on Tuesday, June 19th.  Thirty Three Lowcountry non-profit organizations received donation checks in a ceremony held at the Thrift Shop.

The Grant Recipients include:

  • Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
  • Backpack Buddies of Bluffton
  • Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head
  • Bluffton Self Help
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island
  • Brain Game of Hilton Head Island
  • Children's Relief Fund
  • Deep Well Project
  • Family Promise
  • Heritage Library
  • Heroes of the Lowcountry
  • Heroes on Horseback
  • Hilton Head Island Recreation Association
  • Hilton Head Island Safe Harbor
  • Hilton Head Heroes
  • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Memory Matters
  • Mental Health America at Island House
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Lowcountry
  • Neighborhood Outreach
  • Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry
  • Programs for Exceptional People (PEP)
  • Project Safe
  • Sandalwood Food Pantry
  • Second Helpings
  • Special Olympics Area 8
  • The Children's Center
  • The First Tee
  • The Literacy Center
  • Volunteers in Medicine (Bluffton)
  • Volunteers in Medicine (Hilton Head Island)
  • Women of Faith and Power Ministries

Steve Maglione, Executive Director of Programs for Exceptional People (PEP), one of St. Francis Thrift Shop grant recipients, said, "St. Francis has been a wonderful partner of PEP for many, many, many years.  Not only have we been the recipient of these grants, but we do employment and volunteer opportunities for our folks who have intellectual disabilities, and this has always been a safe place where they can come and work and learn some skills and develop relationships with other people."

"The generosity of our citizens and especially organizations like St. Francis are what allows us to continue to provide the services that we do every day." added Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island Director, Kim Likens.

"This is a wonderful expression of this community's generosity," said St. Francis Thrift Shop grants committee chair, Eileen Fitzgerald.

St. Francis Thrift Shop of Hilton Head Island always welcomes new volunteers to share their talents and generosity to the Lowcountry community.

About St. Francis Thrift Shop

Founded in 1999, the St. Francis Thrift Shop is a model of outreach ministry benefitting local charities and St. Francis School.  The Thrift Shop sells gently used clothing, furniture, and other items at bargain prices, and also give clothing and housewares, all donated by generous Hilton Head Island and Bluffton residents, to the needy at no cost.

In May of 2015, the Thrift Shop added an expansive new furniture gallery.  This expansion combined with a consistent marketing/advertising campaign, have helped increase sales significantly.  However, success depends almost entirely on the support of the local area and the hard work and dedication of many volunteers.


  • Bart Bubnell  - Finance Council Rep
  • Ann Casavant
  • Karen Cleyrat
  • Cathy Barnes
  • Eileen Fitzgerald - Grants Committee Chair
  • Jim Hyland
  • Dion Jenks - Ex-Officio
  • Gus Kane - Facilitator
  • John Kelleher
  • Cathy Knoettner Non- Voting Alternate Secretary
  • Jim O'Brien
  • Steve Remke - Ex-Officio
  • Judy Sturm - Non-Voting Secretary
  • Kirby Sullivan
  • Bill Taylor
  • Hal Wieland - Ex-Officio

St. Francis Thrift Shop
6 Southwood Park Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC  29926

Website: St. Francis Thrift Shop

Tuesday Morning: Donations Only at Back Door
Store Hours: Tuesday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm;

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm;

Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


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