The Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Established in 1997, the Thrift Shop began in a single store front on Huddleston Road. MaryAnn Cox and Joan Velsmid, co-founders, needed a place to donate or sell the items that were being dropped off at MaryAnn’s office at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
People were bringing gently used clothing and household items to the Church in the hope that MaryAnn would be able to find someone who could use them. The collections became so large that the only solution was to establish a ‘thrift shop’. The first thrift shop in Peachtree City, named by Janet McGregor Dunn “The Clothes Less Traveled”, opened its door filled with worthy donations and volunteers.
The Thrift Shop expanded three times in the Huddleston location. After 9 years the space and parking became inadequate. The move to the current Highway 74 location in 2006 allowed us to double our space.
In 2010 we celebrated 13 years of success and again doubled our space to 10,000 sq. ft. The store has since expanded and is now over 20,000 sq. ft.! A volunteer Board of Directors (below), along with very dedicated shop volunteers, has generated a non-denominational faith-based initiative that touches the lives of many in our community.
The Clothes Less Traveled is committed to living our Christian values in everything we do.
These are the values that we live by:
Christian Values – We live these values: We love our neighbor as ourselves. We are honest, moral and ethical. We act with integrity in all things. We are caring and generous.
Appreciation and Respect – We appreciate and respect our donors, our volunteers, our shoppers, and our staff and we treat everyone with fairness and honesty. We maintain confidentiality and personal dignity in all of our relationships.
Positive Attitude – We emulate an authentic positive attitude and we strive to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with The Clothes Less Traveled.
Teamwork – Teamwork at The Clothes Less Traveled is the personal involvement and the committed collaboration of all individuals working toward our mission to make The Clothes Less Traveled a light in the community.
2016 – 2017 Board of Directors
Tammy Turk- President
Wendy Binfield – Vice President and Grant Coordinator
Nancy Hamill- Treasurer
Diane Bartels – Secretary
Virginia Gibbs – Scholarship Coordinator