OppShop is an unique thrift shop in Reading, PA that donates 100% of its profits to Berks County’s homeless! How? It’s completely funded and operated by Opportunity House through their Reuse & Recycle Program.

By donating your old stuff, you’re making someone’s day by allowing them to find a new treasured item to take home. By shopping at OppShop, you’re helping the homeless and Berks County’s community! Never feel guilty about shopping for yourself again when you #ShopOppShop!

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The Reuse/Recycle program was created to provide permanent, full time employment opportunities for individuals who have struggled to obtain employment, provide an additional revenue stream that could be reinvested into the mission of Opportunity House, and divert gently used clothing, books, furniture, and housewares from our landfills.

Background

OppShop opened in July of 2015 on 5th Street Highway. All of their products are clean, sanitized and in Opportunity House great condition. From furniture to housewares to a great new book, OppShop offers a wide selection of items that you’ve been looking for or didn’t even know you needed! But it’s not your average thrift shop…

Frequent Shopper Candis: “I’ve found too many great things to list! I got a vintage leather vest for $5. It’s worth about $150! We’ve found antique syroco mirrors there for $5-$10 that are worth $75 & up. I also was looking forever to replace a set of steam hair curlers that my mother and I have used for over 20 years. They don’t make them anymore. I found an entire set new in the box for $6! Online they’re up to $40!”

That’s not all, the OppShop is also known for their incredible Furniture selection! The furniture items rotate fast, so check the store regularly!
The OppShop is always in need of furniture donations. If you have furniture that you would like to donate, please call the OppShop to schedule a free pick up.

What OppShop shoppers are saying

Furniture & Home Goods: As If It’s Always a Clearance Sale. Not always vintage or antiques, but modern items, too! ALWAYS has discounts – Furniture, along with housewares and shoes, are on a 3-Color Rotation and could be 25% or 50% off the next time you shop!

Of course the OppShop also has Clothing & Shoes: For All Ages, Sizes, and Styles From Newborns to Adults, We host many sizes, colors, and styles! We often run discounts such as 25% off clothing & shoes – prices are so low to begin with! Brand Named Jeans are always $5.99 or less

Let’s not forget about the AMAZING Books & Media selection: For a Great New Adventure. Books are organized by genre and author. A volunteer knows those aisles by heart. 50% Off Books on Tuesdays. Ongoing Book Swap – For every book you donate, you can receive 50% off your next book (same day, no voucher).

Next time you want to donate your used items, please consider donating to the OppShop to support the local Opportunity House and their amazing programs here in Berks County!

There are 3 Ways to Donate! Drop off donations during store hours at 3045 N 5th Street Hwy, Reading. Drop off clothing and shoes at one of our donation bins located across Berks County. Call 610-374-4696 ext. 221 to arrange a FREE pick-up for furniture or other large items.

Did you know that you can save an extra 30% at the OppShop by using your Do It Local App? If you are not a member yet, please consider joining the movement and purchasing a membership to support the Opportunity House: www.doitLOCALfundraising.com. Support Local! Save Local!

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