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.
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 according to the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1989, we expanded into a year-round thrift shop and this current facility opened in 1993.
The 3,900-square-foot shop provides a great shopping experience in a bright, colorful sales floor and private dressing rooms.
You will find small furniture pieces, antiques and collectibles, housewares, clothing, books, jewelry, linens, seasonal merchandise and much more. Donations are welcome anytime during open hours and are tax deductible.
Proceeds from the Auxiliary Thrift Shop on the Mercyhealth Rockton Campus benefit a variety of programs at Mercyhealth, including:
To learn more about volunteering at the Mercyhealth Auxiliary Thrift Shop, call (815) 971-6284.