SMILE THRIFT STORE TO OPEN ON SATURDAYS AGAIN! STARTING OCTOBER 10

UPDATE--SMILE THRIFT STORE will reopen on Saturdays, starting Saturday, October 10! However, SMILE will NOT BE ACCEPTING donations on Saturdays. 

 

BJ's FUNDRAISING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IN PROGRESS UNTIL OCTOBER 31st

 SMILE - BJ's Membership Fundraiser!  From now until Oct 31st, you can receive a discounted NEW or RENEWAL membership from BJ's, and SMILE will receive a donation too!  All levels of membership are included.   More information and the application can be found at the Thrift Store Reception Desk or by emailing smileministriesinc@gmail.com and the flyer and application will be emailed to you.  This offer is not available in-store at BJ's.  Thanks for supporting SMILE!😊

Levels of Membership and the Discount
BJ's Inner Circle New Membership - NOW $25  (Save $30)
BJ's Inner Circle Renewal Membership - NOW $40 (Save $15 and receive 13 months)
BJ's Perks Rewards New Membership - NOW $50 (Save $60)
BJ's Perks Rewards Renewal Membership - NOW $80 (Save $30 and receive 13 months)

 

Help is needed at SMILE!  If you would like to volunteer, please visit the Thrift Store for details.

 

RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE WHEN THE STORE IS OPEN.

  1.  Everyone must wear a face mask. While inside the store, all people must wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth. This includes all shoppers, volunteers, and clients.
  2.  15-person maximum inside Store. No more than 15 shoppers will be allowed inside the store at any one time.  This means that you may need to wait outside the building for a short while before entering. Arriving 30 to 45 minutes after SMILE opens may help to minimize your wait.

Donation Changes

Our donation schedule fluctuates daily.  Please check our Facebook page (listed at the right of computer screen or bottom of phone screen) for our most recent updates.

THRIFT STORE SCHEDULE

   Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm

   Saturdays, 9 am to 12 noon

 

SMILE Food Pantry

FOOD PANTRY HOURS

Mondays, 9 am to 10 am

Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm

Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm  

All who come to the SMILE Food Pantry are eligible to receive food once a week.  We have suspended the zip code requirements for food indefinitely.

  • If you live within the SMILE zip codes (from Broomes Island Road and south in Calvert County), you will be issued a SMILE card when registering with proof of residency. This card will entitle you to receive food and other store benefits (as available).
  • If you live outside of the SMILE zip codes, you will NOT be issued a SMILE card, but you may still register to receive food weekly. Another form of ID will be requested for Pantry check in.

FOOD AND  MONETARY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! The Food Pantry will be grateful to accept donations of shelf-stable food and money during the hours it is open. Monetary donations also can be mailed to SMILE or made through PayPal (see the DONATE page.)  WHEN MAILING TO  SMILE...You must use our mailing address (below), or the post office will not deliver it.

MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 1725, Lusby, MD 20657. Your donations are helping SMILE to continue to serve the community during this time while the Thrift Store is closed.

Volunteers Needed

The SMILE Thrift Store is looking for volunteers! Thrift Store volunteers provide the crucial energy needed to operate a store that generates most of funding needed to support SMILE's ministries, including the Food Pantry. We have immediate openings in receiving, sorting, furniture sales, and furniture pickups. For more information, visit the Thrift Store front desk and request a volunteer application, or call 410-326-0009 during Store hours.

SMILE WELCOMES YOUR DONATIONS OF GOODS!

PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (LOCATED AT TOP OF COMPUTER SCREEN OR BOTTOM OF PHONE SCREEN) FOR DAILY RESTRICTIONS

 

Remember! Donations of clothing, furniture, and other items can be accepted ONLY on the following days and times:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays:

10 am to 1:15 pm
Saturdays: 9 to 11:15 am 

Saturdays closed until further notice

How to Register for SMILE Services
Visit the SMILE SERVICES page (click link in main menu above.)

SENIOR FRIDAYS

All Seniors ages 55 and older receive 50% off on all senior clothing (to be worn by the senior named on the card.)
Proof of age required. Discount only applies to person named on the discount card. To obtain a discount card for Senior Fridays, please see the Store Front Desk.