The Boysville Thrift Store:
A History

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 33 boys living at the Avenue A location. These women cooked, cleaned, washed clothing and helped with the child rearing. 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 also provide new and used clothing to the boys. The auxiliary provided special tutoring and PTA representation at the different schools. It clothed the teenagers going to college and, in some cases, helped pay the tuition.

The Boysville Thrift Store Today

Today, the Boysville Thrift Store, located at 307 W. Olmos Drive, continues its mission of providing clothes and college scholarships through the Hunter Fund, established by Mrs. J.R. Hunter. The San Antonio thrift store is still run by the Boysville Auxiliary. The Auxiliary, like Boysville, is an organization where the strength and foundation rely on love and generosity. Many unique and useful items and clothing can be found and donations are taken or picked up daily. A hidden gem, it has a well-earned reputation for being the best thrift shop in San Antonio.

For more information on how you can help, visit the official Boysville Thrift Store website by clicking here.

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What We Sell

We have a treasure trove of unique items at affordable prices with special discounts daily! For bargain shopping and a great cause, come browse these great items:

  • 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


The Donation Center is open Monday – Saturday from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.



We need talented individuals to volunteer to support the Boysville,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
  • Marketing/PR


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: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday

Boysville Thrift Store

307 West Olmos Drive

San Antonio, TX 78212

(210) 826-2195


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