The Winnetka Thrift Shop
Among the enduring projects that the Counseling Center of the North Shore has maintained through the years has been the Winnetka Thrift Shop. Initially established in 1912 by Mary Garretson as the Clothing Sales Committee of the of the Relief & Aid Society, the Thrift Shop was intended to be a source of affordable clothing for people in need in Winnetka, as well as an outlet for charitable donations that could directly benefit the local community. After initially operating out of the Winnetka Village Hall and then the Winnetka Community House, the Thrift Shop was moved to its current location on Green Bay Road in 1973.
The Winnetka Thrift Shop today:
Jenifer Hoffman, Thrift Shop Manager
Jenifer Hoffman brings a wealth of retail experience to her role as the manager of the Winnetka Thrift Shop. For the past eleven years, she has brought renovation & new life to the Winnetka Thrift Shop through her passion, her ingenuity in product showcasing, as well as her amazing customer service skills. Her knowledge and her skills of being a visual merchandising manager at the GAP for many years has proven to be a successful component for this hidden gem of a shop. She leads with an entrepreneurial leadership spirit that never stops wanting to make the most for the great cause the shop supports. Jenifer was named Business Leader of the Year 2019 within her community she supports - a well deserved honor. Stop in and shop - don't let the word "thrift" fool you - it is quite an amazing little boutique!