White Elephant Thrift Store

The White Elephant Thrift Store is a St. Mary's ministry founded over 6 decades ago by volunteers committed to meeting the needs of our Parish and surrounding community. Our goal is to improve the lives of families and individuals by offering affordable or if necessary, free of charge gently used and new clothing, shoes, housewares, linens, home decor, sports equipment, toys, jewelry, books, and small furniture , as well as, Catholic and Christian gifts and merchandise.
Every week our dedicated volunteers donate their time receiving, sorting, organizing, pricing, stocking, and displaying donated items for sale in our store. We welcome everyone to come and shop in a fun and friendly environment!

We are committed to "Recycle, Renew, Reuse" and work in cooperation with other
charities and recycle centers including Habitat for Humanity, Holiday Bureau, Noble Metals, and
others to help ensure unwanted items do not end up in our landfills.

As a non-profit ministry our efforts not only benefit our surrounding community and their
families, but also helps support our valued youth programs and our Parish school.

We are grateful for all who shop, donate, and volunteer.

Our ministry would not exist without you!

Thank You and God Bless!

*Be sure and follow us on Facebook at "Whiteelephantor".

Currently the White Elephant is open for sales and donations on:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10AM - 6PM

Saturdays 10AM - 3PM

Contact Us:

Manager - Sarah Stitz:       we@stmarysoakridge.org

                                                                                        Ministry Center: (865) 482-2875

Volunteer Opportunities:

Contact Parish Volunteers Coordinator Cyndi Panter: dre@stmarysoakridge.org


St. Mary's Food Garden

The St. Mary Garden provides fresh produce for  the (St. Mary’s) St.Joseph Food Pantry which provides for the surrounding community’s foodloving families, while building a learning and sharing community forgardening and  service.  

For more information, contact Walter Dykas atStMaryGardenOakRidge@gmail.com