The Mercyhealth Auxiliary Thrift Shop–Rockford grew from Rockford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Big Top Rummage Sale, which began with attic sales in 1923 and grew to be the “World’s Largest” rummage sale in 1975. In 1989, we expanded into a year-round thrift shop and this current facility opened in 1993.
The 3,900-square-foot shop, located at 2830 Glenwood Avenue, has a bright, colorful sales floor and private dressing rooms.
You’ll find furniture, antiques and collectibles, housewares, clothing, books, jewelry, linens and much more. Donations are welcome anytime during open hours and are tax deductible.
Proceeds from the Auxiliary Thrift Shop (as well as from the Auxiliary Gift Shop at Mercyhealth Hospital–Rockton Avenue) benefit a variety of programs at Mercyhealth, including scholarships; student loans and grants for employees; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which offers free dental and medical care to uninsured and underinsured children; medical equipment for many hospital units; as well as many renovation projects throughout the hospital including the Women and Infant Services, Pediatric Unit and the Pediatric Outpatient Unit.