Rescue Mission Ministries

Thrift Store

There’s no other store like this one!

The Rescue Mission Thrift Store seeks with God’s help to serve our community by providing an affordable alternative or a supplement to regular retail shopping as well as a source of free clothing for families in need. Recycling usable goods, and helping preserve our environment are two of the ways the Thrift Store attempts to be good stewards.

There are two locations for you to shop AND drop off donations:

Rescue Mission Thrift Store located on the Mission’s campus at 421 Fourth Street, SE, Roanoke (across the street from the main entrance of the Rescue Mission). The Donation Center is located on the right side of the building.

4th Street Thrift Store Hours
Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 3:45pm

4th Street Donation Center Hours
Monday- Thursday and Saturday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 3:45pm

460 THRIFT located at 3425 Orange Ave. on the corner of Orange Ave. (Rt. 460) and King Street. The Donation Center is located between the Denny’s and KFC.

460 THRIFT Hours
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 5pm

460 THRIFT Donation Center Hours
Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm

When you shop at the Thrift Store, you’ll find “a little bit of this and a whole lot of that.”

Daily you will find great bargains on clothing of all styles and sizes, furniture, linens, dishes, lamps, household and kitchen items, books, jewelry, toys, etc. All purchases made at the Thrift Store help provide services for homeless families at the Rescue Mission.

The Thrift Store operates solely on donations. If you are cleaning out your closets, think of the Rescue Mission! If your store or business has returns or items you would like to donate, we can use those, too. If you have usable items at home or at work that you can no longer use, let us know!

“But I don’t want my clothes to be sold in the thrift store…”

Not only do proceeds from the sales of donated goods provide shelter, food, medical care, recovery program and educational classes, thanks to your generosity each year the Mission gives away over 17,000 items of clothing to families in need.


Thrift Store Services

Clothing Voucher Program
Provided to all Recovery Program Participants and all Shelter guests as well as individuals and families in the community who are in need. If you or someone you know qualifies for social services and help is needed with clothing, please visit the Rescue Mission Lobby in the main building on Saturdays between 9am – 4pm to apply for a Clothing Voucher card. For more information on the Clothing Voucher Program, call 540.343.7227.

Home or Business Pick-ups
We receive donations on site from 9am – 5pm from Monday – Saturday at our Donation Centers at 402 4th Street and our new location at 3425 Orange Ave. We also do home pick-ups of good used items; please call 540.343.7227 to schedule a pick-up between 9am – 12pm and 1 – 5pm.

Recycling Program
Even your rags can help the Rescue Mission help others. In 2013 366,253 lbs. of textiles were recycled. Clean, sorted clothing is sold on a world market by the Mission, providing an ecological way to dispose of clothing that is torn, stained or unwearable. In addition, 1,923 of miscellaneous metals were recycled.