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Castaways Thrift Shop

922 Milton Ave.
Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: (608) 754-5133


After serious consideration, we have decided to temporarily close Castaways Thrift Shop and Mercyhealth Auxiliary Thrift Shop due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. We also need to postpone accepting donations at this time.

While this decision was hard to make, the safety of our customers and the safety of our volunteer workers is at the forefront of our minds.

We will continue to keep you updated. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Location Overview

Our resale shop in Janesville opened in 1982 and is run entirely by members of the Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers. Money raised at Castaways is used to fund Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville equipment purchases, scholarships, and contributions to the Wigs for Patients program and the House of Mercy Homeless Center.


We gladly accept donations of new and gently used clothing, furniture, gift items, magazines, seasonal décor and household goods. Items must be clean, and in good to excellent condition

Please drop off items at the front counter or inside the back door during store hours. Do not leave items outside.


People with a friendly personality, cash handling experience, retail display, merchandising and customer service skills are welcome to join our team. To inquire about current opportunities, call (608) 756-6739.

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