The Green Door Shop
Each year the Green Door Thrift Shop supports non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations dedicated to charitable and humanitarian efforts using proceeds from its sales. Organizations must have a mission and vision consistent with that of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and The Episcopal Church.
Grant applications will be available beginning Monday July 17, with applications due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31. In addition to 501(c)(3) status and a mission consistent with that of St. Luke’s Church and The Episcopal Church, grants will be evaluated based on programs or projects that:
- are well-defined, specific and measurable
- address a significant need or improve the quality of life
- benefit EITHER a large population OR a small population in a major way
- are transformative
- increase the capacity of those served to help themselves
For more information or to request a grant application email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Green Door began on April 13, 1953. The Women’s Auxiliary of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church opened a thrift shop at 1813 Nacogdoches Rd. in a rented space with 10 volunteers. Most of the items were donated, and sales on the very first day were $500! Profits the first year were $3,000 and rose to $5,000 the next year. $500 is a decent day’s sales even by 2012 standards. $500 in 1953 would be worth $4,028.67 in 2010 dollars. That would be a very busy day at the Green Door! This initial money was used to construct a building for the Green Door. The present building was completed in 1958 at 1030 Nacogdoches Rd., and was expanded in 1965 to its current size.