Moving to the US has been a learning a process, and no doubt will continue to be so for the next 6 months to a year or longer, or so the Internet tells me. For example, I have already learned that my beloved Canadian Value Villages are just not as prevalent in the US, that Goodwill is the major thrift chain of choice. I have also learned that there is a serious contender for your thrifting affections, Family Thrift Center which makes up for its lack of organization with amazing prices. But I was still longing for some little thrift, some small local charity thrift shops and finally last week, I found one: Katy Christian Ministries, where every 87 cents on the dollar goes towards their community work and supports, and where the stock and prices are exactly what you would expect of little thrift!!
While I was in the neighbourhood, I went to a few nearby antique stores to peek around.
It was a fun afternoon and my kids of course found a few things – hockey cards, craft kits and the like. Katy Christian Ministries has incentive programs – a bonus coupon for signing up for emails and rewards points that accumulate with every dollar spent. No doubt this little thrift store will be in my regular rotation!! Glad we got acquainted!
I just wanted to say hello from Charters Towers Australia. I love your blog and reading about your adventures in Texas.
Thank you so much for your kind words! I follow quite a few thrifters in Australia actually! Looks like you (er, y’all) have some great thrifting there! Hopefully one day I can come there! Thanks for following along!
Welcome to Katy! It’s a great area! That y’all is definitely spelled wrong, you are right about the apostrophe. And KCM is a great shop with a great mission. There is a value village near by in the area called spring branch on Gessner road. I believe it is the same store you are referring to.
I hope you are able to make it through this August!
Well, once the kids start school, I’ll spend my time thrifting in AC or in the pool. I will definitely go check out the VV – there are a few Savers but they’re not nearly as plentiful – in my small city alone there were 8! Thanks for the encouragement!