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Gift & Thrift Stores

Giving Squared.

When you donate an item to our thrift stores, we sell it and give the money to the poor. Your gift is “squared” and gives twice: to the person who needed a reduced-cost item, and to a family or individual in need of assistance. 

Individuals who cannot afford items in our stores can apply to receive items for free through our emergency services programs in all four communities. All funds raised from the stores, minus minimal administrative costs, are funneled back into our emergency services programs. The items sold at the stores have been donated by generous individuals across Southern Nebraska.

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska operates several Gift & Thrift stores. Hours and donation guidelines vary for each location. 

  • (click store name for donation guidelines)
    2201 O St.
    Lincoln NE 68510
    402.474.1600 ext. 7028
    Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
    Open Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Closed Sunday, Monday
    Donations accepted during business hours only

  • (click store name for donation guidelines)
    325 W. 2nd St.
    Hastings NE 68901
    Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
    Open: Saturday: 10:00 AM- noon
    Closed: Sunday, Monday
    See the donation guidelines for drop-off hours

  • (click store name for donation guidelines)
    527 Broadway
    Imperial, NE
    Open Wednesday 3:00 PM -7:00 PM (Mountain Time)
    Open Thursday: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Mountain Time)
    Open Saturday: 8:00 AM-noon (Mountain Time)
    Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday

  • Auburn: St. Francis Gift & Thrift Store

    Due to severe economic circumstances St. Francis Gift and Thrift will be closing indefinitely on September 10th. We thank all of our employees, customers, patrons, and volunteers for all of their loyal support through the years and hope to be able to open again in the future to continue to support the poor and working poor of southeast Nebraska.
    Food pantries and food requests are being halted at this time as well. We will be re-opening these at a future date. Please follow our Facebook page for the latest information, @StFrancisGiftThriftAuburn or this website.
    Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is still offering emergency services and emergency cash assistance. If you need help with rent, utilities, or other payments please call 402-327-6242 on Mondays between 10am and Noon.
    If you need a counselor from our Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center please call 402-489-1834.
    We are currently renovating the house we own north of our campus in Auburn to provide transitional housing for the vulnerable in the future.
    Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is committed to always having a presence in Auburn. Stay safe and may God bless and keep you.

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