Established in 1997, the Clothes Less Traveled began as a single storefront on Huddleston Road. MaryAnn Cox and Joan Velsmid needed a place to donate or sell the merchandise arriving at MaryAnn’s office at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The solution? Open up the first nonprofit thrift shop in Peachtree City, named by Janet McGregor Dunn “The Clothes Less Traveled.”
Clothes Less Traveled expanded three times at the Huddleston location, but continued to outgrow the space.
The move to the Highway 74 location in 2006 allowed us to reach 25,000 square feet of new and gently used goods.
But What is it All For?
Why are we here? Because of you! Thanks to the generosity of our customers, donors, and volunteers here in Peachtree City and surrounding counties, Clothes Less Traveled has been able to give back over $7,000,000 since our humble beginning in 1997.
Clothes Less Traveled funds over thirty non-profits each year that feed hungry children, serve our veterans, provide seniors with healthcare, rescue animals, sustain nature preserves, build homes for homeless families, treat cancer patients, shelter women, and more. Additionally, we are able to send teens to college through our scholarship program for high school students. We are certainly More Than A Store.
Our Mission Statement:
To serve the needs of our community by operating a thrift store which promotes volunteerism, sharing of goods and clothing at affordable prices, benefiting qualified individuals and community nonprofit organizations.
A Non-Profit Thrift Shop
Partnering With the Community,
For the Community
Clothes Less Traveled is committed to living our Christian Values in everything we do.
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.