All proceeds benefit People Helping People’s clients directly or help to fund programs and services.

PHP Thrift Store Named “Best in Valley” by Valley News for 5th Straight Year

All donations are accepted on space available basis and new items are on the shelves daily. The quality of donations the store receives is extraordinary and prices are extremely competitive producing a high volume of repeat customers.


The Thrift Store is run solely to serve the non-profit charitable mission of People Helping People. All proceeds benefit PHP’s programs and services.

Why A Store?

The three most important reasons why PHP operates the Thrift Store are:

  • To raise revenue to support PHP direct services to clients
  • To offer low cost goods for Valley residents to purchase
  • To provide a source of clothing, furniture, and household goods to income qualified PHP clients in need

Donation Policy

We rely on your tax-deductible donations and are pleased to accept these items from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. All donations must be dropped off inside the store.

Due to provisions of our lease agreement and city ordinances, we are not permitted to accept items outside of the store. We ask that you not leave donations when the store is not open.  Please note that the store is under camera surveillance. 

Since the store resells your donations, we ask that items are clean, in working order and in good condition. Unusable items must be taken to the landfill, which means additional costs for PHP and less revenue for assistance to those in need.


PHP’s Thrift Store will also pick up your large furniture donations. Call the store at 805-686-9897 to schedule a pick-up appointment. Pick-ups should be scheduled at least 3 days in advance due to limited staffing.

Coming Soon!  On-going weekly pick-ups in the Buellton, Solvang, and Santa Ynez areas!  Call for more information. 

Purchase Policy

Since the Thrift Store resells previously owned items, all items are purchased “as is.” Store personnel attempt to check all items for cleanliness and that they are in good operating condition. However, purchasers should be aware of the “as is” policy, and should thoroughly check out all items prior to purchase.

We want you to be satisfied with your “special finds,” but once items are purchased, they cannot be returned except if they could not be checked for working condition and only then for store credit.


175 McMurray Road Units A&B
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 686-9897

Hours of Operation

The store is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are:

Monday – Saturday:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Thriftology is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Contact Info

PHP Thriftology