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. The first thrift shop in
Peachtree City, named by Janet McGregor Dunn “The Clothes Less Traveled”, opened its doors filled with worthy donations and volunteers.
The Thrift Shop expanded three times in the Huddleston location but eventually a move to a larger location became necessary.
The move to the current Highway 74 location in 2006 allowed Clothes Less Traveled to continue to grow. Currently the store is 25,000 square feet.
Partnering With the Community,
For the Community-
A Not-For-Profit Thrift Shop
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 Clothes Less Traveled.
Teamwork – Teamwork at Clothes Less Traveled is the personal involvement and the committed collaboration of all individuals working toward our mission to make Clothes Less Traveled a light in the community.
Our mission is to serve the needs of those in our community by operating a Thrift Shop where gently-used household goods and clothing can be re-sold at fair and reasonable prices. To provide an opportunity for volunteers to perform community service in a positive and productive way. Profits, after expenses are paid and reserves met are distributed by mutual Board decision as scholarships, vouchers and grants to qualified recipients and 501c3 organizations.