The Cottage Shop
Founded in 1967
An Outreach Ministry of The Episcopal Church Women of St. Peter's Episcopal Church
A Brief History:
In September of 1967, eight ladies from the St. Peter's Episcopal Church Women's Group held a meeting to discuss the possibility of opening a "thrift resale shop." The shop was to replace the once-a-year rummage sale and was to be open for sales on day each week. The shop would accept consignments as well as donations to provide an inventory.
The first day of sales as "The Cottage Shop" was on December 1, 1967 in the Felix Fisher house on St. Peter Street. In 1983, the shop moved across the street to the old Rectory. The purpose of the shop was to provide goods to the community at a reasonable price and to provide outreach funds for the community and the world. In February 1996, the Cottage Shop moved into what is now Shelton Hall, which was the old Sears Catalog Store.
Today, thirty odd years later, the fruits of that meeting are still evident. The Cottage Shop is the only charitable resale shop that sells goods on consignment in Kerrville. It continues to function completely with the good people of St. Peter's Episcopal Church providing all the labor required.
The hours have been expanded to three full and one half day of sales each week and one day each week when we receive, price and stock the shop. There are over sixty workers involved in the day-to-day operation of The Cottage Shop, and they take great pride in serving the community.
Any item that does not sell within ninety days is distributed to the Battered Women's Shelter, Christian Assistance Ministry, The Women at the Well House and the Kerrville State Hospital.
We, the Cottage Shop workers, thank you for your patronage!
CURRENTLY OPEN FOR SALES:
Tuesday 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Consignments by appointment only.
Donations gratefully received without appointment. Special arrangements made for estates or moving.
Recipients of Cottage Shop Outreach:
Battered Women's Shelter; Christian Assistance Ministry; Church Periodical Club; Church Women United; Good Samaritan Center; Habitat for Humanity; Hill Country Christian Counseling; Hill Country Crisis Council; Hill Country Youth Ranch; Kerr County United Way; Missions Abroad; Morningside Manor; Ralphael Clinic; Rector's Discretionary Fund; Associate Rector's Discretionary Fund; Salvation Army; Scholarships to High School Graduates; Peterson Regional Healthcare Center; Special Olympics; Special Opportunity Center; Women at the Well House; Women's Center in Nebbi; World Missions; Youth Programs.