Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

IMPORTANT NOTICE! 

Effective January 8, 2022, the Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. We are closed for safety due to the high Covid rate. We will announce our reopening when the rate declines.
We hope this is a short-term closure.

BE SAFE AND HEALTHY

Assistance League® Thrift Shop

Normal days/hours
will be announced when we reopen

MASKS OPTIONAL. SOCIAL DISTANCE. BE SAFE AND HEALTHY.

CHECK FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE AND EBAY FOR NEW ITEMS ONLINE.

While we are closed –
donations a
ccepted
Mondays, 10 – 11:30 AM

WOMEN’S CLOTHES ARE NOW ACCEPTED!
We welcome gently used home goods, furniture,
linens, books, toys & more
(No electronics)

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TURN AWAY ITEMS WE ARE UNABLE TO USE.

CHECK FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE AND EBAY FOR NEW ITEMS ONLINE

THRIFT SHOP ONLINE

& SALES BY APPOINTMENT

THRIFT SHOP WILL OPEN BASED ON COVID-19 RATE

We want all to be safe and healthy.  We will be open based on the local Covid rate.

As there are changes, we will post on ALWichita Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks so much to all ALW Thrift Shop customers, donors and volunteers for your constant support and understanding as we navigate these uncertainties together.

NEW - 2020-2021 Annual Report

Click on logo below for Great Non-Profits review.

2020-21 Statistics

$192

thousand dollars returned to Wichita Area

9

thousand people served in Wichita Community

18

thousand hours volunteered
$475,000 value

133

5-year thousand volunteer hours
$3,720,000 value

ABOUT US

Assistance League of Wichita is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is transforming lives and strengthening our community through philanthropic programs in Wichita. Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hand-on involvement an innovative philanthropic programs.

PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

We have four philanthropic programs which support the Wichita community.

  • Operation School Bell provides school clothing and basic hygiene items to school children in need.
  • Scholarships provides needed financial aid to individuals wanting to attend WSU Tech and Butler County Community College.
  • Assault Survivor Kits provides basic clothing and hygiene kits to victims of sexual assault.
  • Bear Hugs provides teddy bears, totes and journals to child victims of violence

THRIFT SHOP

The Thrift Shop is our primary source of funding for our philanthropic programs.  We are proud of our reputation as one of the best boutique-style and friendliest thrift shops.  Our members work hard to make sure the merchandise is always good quality, clean, and priced fairly.

EVENTS AND NEWS

We sponsor several events throughout the year to support our philanthropic programs and to engage the community.

 

  • ACTION!Week – In February we support a nationwide endeavor to help children succeed in school.
  • OPEN Streets ICT – In September the Thrift Shop is open and supports this Douglas Design District event.
  • Author Talks – In October we partner with Watermark Books to provide a literary event featuring an award-winning author.
  • Gingerbread Village – In November we partner with Exploration Place for a community event that provides gingerbread house kits for all attendees.

VOLUNTEER

Become a member! Join an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in your local community. Assistance League of Wichita is now welcoming new members at any time.

DONATE

There are many ways that you can support us.

  • Individual Donations
  • Honor Family and Friends
  • Grants from Corporations and Foundations
  • Non-cash Donations
  • Thrift Shop Donations
  • Fundraisers
  • Philanthropic Funds
  • On-line Shopping