Shortly after the doors of Boysville opened in 1943, a small group of women led by Vicki Moffett offered their services to help care for the thirty-three boys living at the Avenue A location. These women cooked, cleaned washed clothing and helped in the rearing of the boys. They provided a love and compassion for these orphaned boys.
In 1952, Mrs. R. Lee Moffett, Mrs. Kent Hunt, Mrs. E.M. Stinson, Mrs. E.B. Jones and Mrs. Gidney Talley formed the Boysville Auxiliary as an independent non-profit corporation to continue their mission of helping the boys of Boysville.
In 1954, the Boysville Thrift Shop opened in an effort to not only raise money for the children of Boysville, but to provide new and used clothing to the boys. The auxiliary provided special tutoring and PTA representation at the different schools. They clothed the teenagers going to college and in some cases helped pay the tuition.
Today, the Boysville Thrift Store, located at 307 W. Olmos Drive, continues it mission of providing clothes and college scholarships provided through the Hunter Fund, established by Mrs. J.R. Hunter.
The Thrift Store is still run by the Boysville Auxiliary. Many unique and useful items and clothing can be found. Donations are taken or picked-up daily. The Auxiliary is an organization whose strength and foundation rely on love and generosity.
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What We Sell: We have a treasure trove of unique items at affordable prices with special discounts daily!
- Clothing for Men, Women and Children
- Jewelry and Accessories
- Books, Movies and Music
- Furniture and Housewares
- Sporting Goods
- Collector's Items
- Linens and Kitchen Goods
- Seasonal Items, Gifts and Cards
- Decor and Toys
- Bits and Pieces for Electronics
- Miscellaneous Treasures
Donations: We accept donations from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also call 210-826-2195 to arrange for a donation pick-up from your home. As a non-profit organization, donations to Boysville Thrift Store are tax deductible and receipts are provided.
Volunteers: We need talented individuals to volunteer to support the Boysville, Inc. cause and make shopping at the Boysville Thrift Store a great experience. You can help in a variety of ways:
- Organize and Prepare Goods
- Price Goods
- Stock and Refresh Shelves
Volunteer schedules are flexible around your availability. Call 210-826-2195 for more information, or sign up in-store. Forms are available at the register.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Boysville Thrift Store
307 West Olmos Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212