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Kelly Whitham,
Director, Retail Operations

Carpenter’s Corner is the ambitious, long-awaited retail project of Carpenter’s Place. This new earned-income venture is a community Thrift & More Store that will raise precious funds for the support of our services to homeless adults and families in crisis.

Located in the former Schnuck’s building at 1715 Rural Street in Rockford, it will be much more than simply a thrift store. It will also house special mission-based programs such as the Cycles for Change bike program, a Children’s Giving Library called Kids’ Corner, professional clothing for those seeking employment, furniture, household goods and much more.

This project has been a labor of love. Over the past 24 months we have had the help of our extraordinary members of our Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board, along with other faithful volunteers to help make this dream a reality. Special thanks to the outstanding commitment and leadership of George Ralph!

Our Grand Opening on March 10 was a huge success. We’re staffing up, building out, and putting your donations to work at this exciting new Thrift & More Store, benefiting our community and the thousands of residents that need us the most. Drop off your donations and start shopping now! See you at the Corner!

Donations Welcome!

We’re now accepting donations at Carpenter’s Corner! Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. We’re greatly in need of:

•Household Goods

•Gently Used Clothing


(We’re not accepting sleeper sofas, mattresses, large appliances or large office furniture.)

Pick Up My Donation!

To arrange for the pick up of items that can’t be easily brought to the store, we now offer a fast, convenient pick up service. To see the kinds of donations that can be made and picked up, click below:

Regarding Donations and Volunteering

If you or someone you know is interested in or has questions about donating or volunteering at Carpenter’s Corner, please contact Kelly Whitham at 779-210-4317 or kellyw@carpentersplace.org.

We’re Open!

We’re now open, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm. For fantastic deals, great bargains, all going to help our community’s homeless and families in crisis. C’mon in and buy generously!

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