Good Shepherd Thrift Shop
111 E Orange Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Open, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
The Good Shepherd Thrift Shop sells gently used clothing and other goods at affordable prices. The shop depends upon donations from all members of the community, so please feel free to stop by and donate items. If you prefer, you may leave items on the parish hall stage.
Polk Avenue Elementary School Partnership
Our parish provides a backpack of food for twelve students each weekend who would otherwise have little or no nutrition. Parishioners may donate food or money in support of this program; a basket is placed just inside the front door of the church. (Please note that all cans must have pop-up lids as we cannot be sure that the students have access to a can opener. If you would rather donate money, we are happy to do the shopping!)
The elementary school also welcomes adult volunteers who are willing to mentor a student one hour each week at a mutually convenient time for the mentor and the student. Volunteers are also needed to provide the teachers and staff a special meal or other token of support at the beginning of each semester, during teacher appreciation week in the spring, and/or at the end of the school year.