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MWC THRIFT SHOP
The Thrift Shop is Open from 12 Noon to 3:30 PM Monday – Friday.
Saturday hours are 10 AM to 3:30 PM. The Thrift Shop is staffed by the Mystic Woman’s Club members.
The thrift shop was started around 45 years ago by three or four members of MWC. The shop is the club's primary source of fundraising and each year the profits are given back to the community by way of grants. All these years the shop has been run entirely by volunteers - approximately 50 volunteers a month!
Thrift Shop Scholarships The Finance Committee includes in its distribution of funds from the Thrift Shop three scholarships, one to each of the local high schools: Fitch, Stonington, and Grasso Tech. Mystic Woman’s Club awards these scholarships to graduating seniors selected by the schools rather than by the Woman’s Club. The club fulfills these scholarships by sending the funds directly to the winners; checks to be made out to the individual winners and mailed to the guidance departments at the respective high schools.
The shop contributes to the community in ways other than the grants. Our "in-kind" donations give clothing and household items to victims of a fire, flood, to the New London Homeless Shelter, to PNC and gowns and shoes to the Stonington Social Services for their prom section. We also give bags of clothing, to collection boxes for MADD, St. Vincent's, and Breast Cancer and worn-out linens to area animal shelters.