Because of the fire that took place at First Church Berkeley on Friday, September 30, 2016 the Cellar Thrift Shop will be closed indefinitely. It isn't clear at this point how much direct damage the store sustained in the fire, but the structural integrity of that part of the building has been completely compromised.
The rebuilding of that part of the church is likely to take a long time. The future of the Shop will be part of the ongoing conversation about that rebuilding.
We mourn the disruption of this valuable service to the community and to the wider world and celebrate all it has accomplished!
We stand with the dedicated community of volunteers who have been giving so generously of their time to sustain the Cellar Thrift Shop.