The grand opening of Calico Threads was featured on The Sentinel, a prominent New Jersey newspaper and news site.

New thrift store will serve storm victims, others in need.

A new thrift store will double as a ministry for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River.

The Leonardine Avenue church will begin operating the Calico Threads thrift shop from the storefront at 54 Ferry St. on Sunday.

Church members Sandy Rahn and JoAnn Devlin have organized efforts for the store, which will distribute goods donated for superstorm Sandy victims. Those items, mainly clothing and accessories, are currently stored in a warehouse. Whether the store will carry larger items, such as donated furniture, remains to be determined.
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Congratulations to everyone involved!

Calico Threads is a thrift shop and distribution center located in downtown South River, NJ.

Created by members of  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of South River, the proceeds from all sales will go to aid the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The grand opening of Calico Threads was recently featured on

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South River church’s legacy of outreach continues with new thrift store to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy

Giving unto others is not a foreign concept at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River. In fact, the importance of that mission will be further underlined on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. when the church opens its thrift store, “Calico Threads” at 54 Ferry St. in the borough.

After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the community and those in surrounding areas, the church received large donations of clothing from people hoping to help ease the devastation. The Calico Threads store and distribution center will aid those still impacted by the storm.


To make donations or volunteer at Calico Threads, please contact Sandy Rahn at 908-510-6789 or email or JoAnn Devlin at 908-227-5031 or email