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5129 Penn Ave
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the project

Since its founding in 1994, East End Community Thrift has served as a pillar of the Garfield community. Everyone at this all volunteer-run thrifty shop decided to reopen our doors to stay connected to community during the pandemic, when even more people than usual need affordable clothes, household items, and a friendly greeting.

Unfortunately, our beloved thrift store's roof sprang a leak, and is in need of repair!

As school begins and the need for winter coats and clothing grows, it's so important we keep Thrifty's doors open to provide the Pittsburgh community with the winter clothing to keep everyone warm. These urgent roof repairs will keep rainstorms from disrupting our electrical systems and the heartwarming energy of our volunteers. That's why we need your help to fund roof repairs to keep Thrifty running.

After over 25 years, Thrifty remains rooted in the history and heartbeat of our Garfield neighborhood. In an everchanging strip, Thrifty welcomes all people with grace and care. Beyond offering stylish choices at truly affordable prices, Thrifty brings people together in a time when many feel so disconnected. We welcome every neighbor and Our volunteers often build relationships with longtime customers, sometimes setting aside special items matching their personal style and needs.

Thrifty also works with local shelters and social service agencies to distribute vouchers people can redeem for free clothing and household items. In 2019, customers redeemed over $10,000 of these vouchers for items they chose themselves.

Donate now while donations are DOUBLED with ioby here on this page!

the steps

1.Raise the roof money!

2. Get the roof fixed!

3. Stay excellently Thrifty!

why we're doing it

East End Community Thrift has provided gently used, stylish, and affordable clothing to the Garfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh for over 25 years now. Shawna, Lorraine, and the rest of the beloved Thrifty team work tirelessly to make Thrifty the warm, safe space that it is, taking care to make it a welcome place for all. While it offers stylish clothing, Thrifty also offers vouchers to members of the Pittsburgh community, often redeeming $10,000 of vouchers a year and providing countless families with back-to-school clothes. As school begins and the need for winter coats and clothing grows, it is imperative that Thrifty stay open and functioning in order to provide the Pittsburgh community with the winter clothing to keep everyone warm.



Roof repairs $11,967.51

TOTAL RAISED = $12,183.00 $12,183.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $215.49 $214.44
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $11,967.51 $11,933.56


Roof repairs for $12,000

ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
TOTAL TO RAISE = $12,183
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  


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