10737 W. Peoria Avenue
Sun City, AZ 85351



About Us


West Valley Lutheran Thrift Shop   Sun Bowl Plaza

10737 W. Peoria Ave.

Sun City, AZ 85351


Hours:  Monday through Saturday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


14,000 square feet of retail space and over 350 volunteers and 1 full-time paid Director. 

Pat Babcock - Director of Operations
Pat Babcock – Director of Operations

Since its inception it has donated over $7 1/2 million dollars to non-profits and ELCA missions throughout the valley.

Our Mission Statement:  In gratitude to God and love of neighbor, our mission is to operate a Thrift Shop that will provide financial support for area Non-Profit Organizations and material assistance for families and individuals.

Our Motto:  “God’s Work – Our Hands”

History:   The thrift was started as a way for local churches to fund new missions.  Dot Nelson represented American Lutheran and in 1994 Dot, and her husband Ken, lent $4,000 to the group to lease the shop and they were repaid within 6 months.  Dot Nelson became the first Volunteer Manager.  We still have some of the founding members working in the store today….20+ years later!  The Thrift has always been located in the Sun Bowl Plaza but has grown over the years and expanded to additional storefronts in the mall.