Our Story

We opened Thrift for Good® in October of 2020, with the idea that we could make a significant impact on a very important but very broken industry: used goods.​

Numbers  speak, even if they're not everything

of the proceeds go to Charity
and more donated to Charities
Charities on our list

Local charities benefit from sale of used goods without the hassle of managing their own thrift store. The public response has been overwhelmingly positive; we now limit donations to 4 days per week.

Thrift for Good is the only thrift store in the country that lets donors choose which charity benefits from their donation.

Our Process

Strict Quality Control

Our quality control experts have documented over 500,000 unique items, each associated with the charity of donor's choice.

Sold separately

Higher end items are identified and sold online or in specialty markets.

Zero Waste Policy

We do not "dump" into foreign markets. Things that are not trash but do not have monetary value are given to our affiliated charity for sorting and donation to other charities

Used Goods

We want to create supply chains where none have existed before.

In our Hurst facility, 10000 sq ft of our 14000 sq ft is dedicated to processing donations. This allows us to create marketable volumes of similar items - almost 1000 different item categories.

This helps solve the biggest problem with Thrift stores - being disorganized and having an unpredictable variation in merchandise volume and quality.

We supply tailored merchandise sets to our stores and others on a just-in-time basis.

We anticipate that our facility in Hurst will be able to process enough product to supply three large thrift stores and five specialty shops.

Our model will create stores in places where they’re most needed, and not just in places where donors live. We also look forward to reciprocity of demand between different donation collection locations – what is rare in one community may be plentiful in another.

Our model will also create (and stabilize) specialty stores like plus size, vintage, or high-end boutiques. Owners of these stores say they spend up to 30 hours each week sourcing goods to sell. Instead, they can buy from us at conventional retail margins.

Custom Software

Available software like inventory, e-commerce and point-of-sale systems are not made for used goods. So, used good industry mostly works on pen & paper without meaningful data.

We are building our own integrated software that lets us manage our inventory, automate pricing and facilitate turn over during seasons.

Soon, you will be able to shop our inventory online.

Our Timeline

August 2018

Identify Market Inefficiency

Company founders Jen Cooper and Taylor Watts identify a market inefficiency in the used goods industry and begin the business planning process.

June 2019

Thrift for Good Becomes Official

The company founders develop their one-of-a-kind donor’s choice concept and charity model.

January 2020

Acquired Flagship Property

Thrift for Good acquired and began renovating a huge property in Hurst with 3,500 sq ft of retail area and 9,500 sq ft of warehouse space.

April 30, 2020

First Donation Accepted

August 11, 2020

"Thrift for Good" Sign Installed

October 10, 2020

Opening day for Thrift for Good and The Charitable Foundation

November 2020

First Wholesale Client

Our founder Jen hand-delivered the order in Kauai, HI.

January 1, 2021

1,000 Donations Received

May 15, 2021

2,000 Donations Received

July 15, 2021

Expansion to Denton, Texas

Thrift for Good acquired its second location, previously Al's furniture, with 8,000 sq ft of space.

November 29, 2021

Opening Day at Thrift for Good Denton

March 2022

Begin building 'Used is Made Here' (Wholesale by Thrift for Good) fixtures

October 11, 2022

'Used is Made Here' Sign Installed

August 8, 2022

First 'Used is Made Here' Wholesale Showroom Client & Purchase

Purchases made by Amy & Robbie, co-owners of ‘Unusual Retail’ in Dallas, Texas.

September 2022

Our wholesale line, Used is Made Here, curated and stocked an entire store 'The Green Bodega'

December 31, 2022

Thrift for Good donated over $200,000 to charities


First Styling Appointment

August 18, 2023

Box Truck Acquisition

August 18, 2023

Box Truck Revamped

April 21, 2024

Denton Mural Contest Winner Announced: David Baker

We want to create an industry-wide impact.

We prevent landfill, reduce sweatshop labor while providing affordable goods to people.

Join us in impacting the planet the right way.