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.
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.