The Shops of Assistance League on Oxmoor Road have expanded and reorganized to show off their wares to the fullest and to encourage a fun and pleasant shopping experience for customers.
In April, Encore Thrift Shop expanded into a larger space. The shop sells upscale, gently used clothes for adults and children, furniture, household goods, toys and art at very low prices. Encore is a fundraiser and in addition to providing funds for PrimeTime Treasures, the monies raised also support Assistance League’s other two philanthropic programs. Operation School Bell clothes over 2,000 students a year with new clothes, socks, undergarments, a coat and a new book. Since 1985, the program has clothed over 24,000 students from 23 local schools. Operation Literacy provides tutoring and reading buddies at a local elementary school. Encore Thrift Shop will gladly accept your donations and provide you with a tax receipt.
PrimeTime Treasures, a nonprofit program of Assistance League of Birmingham, has been in Homewood since 1977. Everything in the shop is crafted by Alabama seniors. Once a sale is made, the shop sends a check to the senior craftsman who made the item. Since opening its doors, PrimeTime Treasures has returned over $3.8 million to these talented seniors. The shop sells one-of-a-kind furniture, art, jewelry, household goods and décor and children’s clothes, toys and furniture.
The Shops of Assistance League are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and are located at 1755 Oxmoor Road in Homewood. For more information call 870-5555.