NOTICE OF CLOSURE: the store and donations will be closed on Saturdays beginning Feb 6th until further notice, pantry will remain open
In celebration of Easter:
SMILE thrift store will be closed Good Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3
and pantry will be closed Saturday, April 3
SMILE Thrift Store Volunteers Needed! We are looking for a minimum of 3 enthusiastic people to fill Saturday morning shifts from 8:30-12:00; receiving and sorting donations from the community. You will be working with a team of energetic people who enjoy working outdoors and engaging with the customers. The store has been temporarily closed on Saturdays, and your time and effort will allow it to re-open for donations, so we can return to our pre-COVID operating schedule. The store is the primary funding source for our food pantry! A commitment of one Saturday a month beginning the end of April is all that is needed – of course more days are always welcome! Shifts are also available Wed – Fri. For more information, please email Barb Pudlo at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number. Thank you for considering this service outreach opportunity!
RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE WHEN THE STORE IS OPEN
- 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.
- 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
THRIFT STORE SHOPPING SCHEDULE
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm
Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm
Donation Hours and Rules
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Saturdays, 9 am to 11:15 am
We gladly accept "gently used items" and will help you unload.
We do not accept tv cabinets, computers, mattresses, nonworking items, upholstered furniture with rips and stains,
mold or mildew items, magazines, printers, drop side cribs, china cabinets, and tv boxes.
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.
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!
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
9 to 11:15 am
How to Register for SMILE Services
Visit the SMILE SERVICES page (click link in main menu above.)
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.