Silver City (North Cumming) Thrift Store
Abba House Ministries opened its first thrift store in 2002 in Silver City. Over the last several years, the Silver City store has grown from 1,500 square feet to over 8,400 square feet and profits have increased by more than 50% per year since 2002. Presently, the Thrift Stores at Abba House Ministries provide for more than 40% of the overall operating cost of the ministry to women and their children.6800 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30028 ~ Monday – Saturday from 9:00am – 5:30pm
400 North Thrift Store
During September 2013 Abba House into the old Outdoor Traditions building on the corner of GA-400 and G-136. This new location in Dawsonville has easy access of GA-400 just over 3 miles North of the North GA Premium Outlets. This 25,000 square foot thrift store has allowed Abba House to reach the community on a larger scale as well as increasing the impact we are able to have in the lives of ladies and their children.243 Stowers Road E Dawsonville, GA 30534 Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat from 9:00am – 5:30pm ~ Tues & Thurs 10:00am – 7:00pm
Downtown Perry Thrift Store
In 2014 Abba House opened a new location for the Perry Thrift Store, located in downtown Perry. This location has more than 25,000 square feet of sales floor.1309 Main Street Perry, GA 31069 ~ Monday – Saturday from 9:00am – 5:30pm
General Thrift Store Information
There are regular and ongoing sale days to bring our customers even greater value for their money. Wednesdays are always “Senior Day” at Abba House Thrift Stores, allowing those who are 55 and older to receive 15% off of their total purchases (excluding furniture and items from the greenhouse). Every month Abba House Thrift Stores also discount different colored clothing “tags” 50% off their normal price.
Additional sales are scheduled throughout the month at both stores and are posted near the doorways at each location.
How You Can Help: We are grateful to accept the donation of gently used items. We are unable to accept items that are stinky, stained, or torn. We also require that items are donated with all of their working parts and/or hardware. Appliances and electronics need to be in good working condition. Feel free to drop your extra stuff off during store hours and don’t forget to pick up a donation receipt so that your gift is tax deductible. We will pick up furniture or large appliances that will not fit in your car, if you call to schedule an appointment. The phone number for Cumming is 678-208-2000 and the number for Perry is 478-218-0043.
Developing Leadership Skills through Retail Management
At Abba House, the primary goal of every project and industry is the ultimate benefit to the ladies in the program. Although the sales from the Thrift Stores allow us to keep tuition at an extremely low rate, the purpose of the Thrift Store far exceeds a way to generate income. While in the program at Abba House, the ladies will hold various positions of leadership and obtain countless real world job skills. The Thrift Stores are structured in such a way that ladies are accountable for different departments and the ladies within those departments. The ladies learn the value of a hard day’s work and how to submit to authority in a job setting.
When you visit our stores, you’ll see that the ladies are also learning how to take pride in their work and reap the rewards of a job well done. The ladies are responsible for everything in the stores, from the merchandise on the floor to the way it’s displayed, to the atmosphere the customers experience when they shop with us.