14 West Street

Newtown, CT 06470

Office Hours:

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday through Friday








Newtown Congregational Church, UCC



Join Us In Worship! 10:00AM Sundays


Your Purchases Help Us to Help Others! 


The Cornerstone Thrift Center is located in the lower level of Newtown Congregational Church.

The church is 1/10 of a mile west of The Flagpole (directly behind the Meeting House). 


             Tuesday through Friday 11:00AM until 4:00PM

             Saturday 11:00AM until 1:30PM


             203-270-9359 (or the church office)                

The Cornerstone Mission

The Cornerstone Thrift Center was established in 1991 with the following goals in mind:

-To provide the community with a source of good quality items at very low prices.

-To be a resource for church outreach efforts.

-To provide a steady source of income to the church.

Our Outreach

Through referrals from Social Services of Newtown, the Cornerstone provides goods for families and individuals in need or to those who have suffered personal tragedy. It's also a resource for church and community human services efforts.

Who Benefits?

The Donors: Not only are donors able to clean out their homes or their loved ones homes, but they also get a sense of helping others through their donations to the Cornerstone.

The Purchasers: Anyone is welcome to shop at the Cornerstone. We have many crafters, antique dealers, teens, adults, children from all walks of life find their new treasures at the thrift center. We provide quality items at a bargain and our clients feel good not only from getting a great deal, but also in the knowledge that the money from their purchases will aid the church ministries. Additionally, the Cornerstone offers weekly specials and seasonal bargains.

The Volunteers: Our volunteers feel a true sense of accomplishing somethig worthwhile and also enjoy interacting with others. You do not have to attend this church to volunteer with this community service program.

The Church: Proceeds from the thrift center are given to the church and ministries of the church.


And all these organizations: 

The Cornerstone has regularly made material contributions to various entities in the wider community. These include the following:

¨ Bridgeport Rescue Mission: clothing, especially winter outerwear.

¨ Save-A-Suit in  Bethel (for veterans): business wear.

¨ Refugee Resettlement Ministry: clothing and household items

¨ Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS: clothing and backpacks.

¨ Newtown Animal Shelter and local veterinarians: old towels .

¨ Newtown Florist: common vases.

¨ NEWS (Newtown Ecumenical WorkCamp Servants) youth mission trips: monetary support and work clothes.

¨ Mothers United Against Violence (Hartford): winter coats, business wear.

¨ Fire Victims: clothing and/or household items as needed.

¨ Department of Children and Family Services: emergency requests.

¨ Kakamega Orphanage in Kenya: fabric grocery bags.

¨ Danbury Military Museum: vintage uniform items.

¨ Local theater groups: props and clothing for costumes.

¨ Eagles Winds Foundation Orphanage in Mexico: infant and children’s clothing.

¨ Wilbur Cross Middle School: khaki and navy blue trousers and collared shirts.

¨ Cyrenius H. Booth Library: gowns for display of historical wedding wear.

¨ Friends of the Booth Library: books for their annual book sale.

¨ Newtown Social Services: occasional clothing and/or household necessities; and new clothing items for Christmas baskets.

¨ Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Connecticut: clothing and household items.


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