Thrift Shop

Camp Lejeune SNCO Wives Club Thrift Shop

History

On August 23, 1960, the Thrift Shop was officially opened for business. The purpose of the Thrift Shop was to give anyone interested an opportunity to purchase high value goods at low cost. The profits from the Thrift Shop were to be utilized to bolster the funds for the scholarship awards, the clubs work at the U.S Naval Hospital, and its donations to local charities and similar projects.

The measurements of the room in which they operated from were about 20 feet wide, 40 feet long. It was located in building 1403.

A Balance of $315.00 remained in the account of the defense Opportunity Shop and these funds were made available to the Thrift Shop for initial capitalization. In addition to the funds, they were offered clothing racks and left over articles. The Thrift Shop was to be administered by the SNCO Wives' Club in all matters of operation, including the maintenance and auditing of its financial records.

On August 19, 1960, the Thrift Shop was opened in order to take donations and consignments. Besides the usual household, clothing, hardware, baby and personal items for sale, they had the exchange of military uniforms. The Thrift Shop received 20% of all items sold.

The Thrift Shop has grown in size and business over the years. As a result, scholarships are being given to students at Camp Lejeune High School as well as all high schools located on Onslow County.

The Thrift Shop always needs volunteers to help in its operations. Anyone can volunteer regardless of rank or military affiliation. If you are interested in volunteering, please stop by the Thrift Shop and talk to either a crew leader or the Thrift Shop Chairperson. Childcare is provided.

Thrift Shop Phone 910-451-5591

The Thrift Shop sells gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, shoes, baby items, toys, and everything in between.

We also sell military uniforms and all the accessories and gear that go with them. Please consider us when you are getting out of the military to donate your uniforms and accessories. All we ask is that uniforms donated be in serviceable condition. Military verification will be asked when purchasing such items. 

Thrift Shop Information

Business Hours

Monday 9-1 & 5-8

Wednesday  5-7

Friday 9-1

Bag Sale

1st Friday of each month from 9AM-1PM. All the clothes (excluding military & specialty marked clothing) you can fit into a brown paper bag for $6

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for outgoing and friendly people to volunteer at the Thrift Shop. Childcare is provided and all civilians, spouses, retirees & active duty are welcome regardless of rank. For more information, call 910-451-5591 or ask a volunteer.

Donations

Donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. They can be dropped of at the Thrift Shop at any time. The only thing we ask is that you do not drop of chemicals, weapons, or mattresses

All sales from the Thrift Shop go directly to Scholarship Programs and charitable organizations in and around Camp Lejeune. This year alone we were able to give out over $45,000 in scholarships and over $20,000 to various military affiliated organizations in Onslow County. Among them include the Disabled American Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Chaplain’s Food Basket Program, Camp Lejeune Schools as well as many Onslow County Schools.