Plymouth Church honors history of social justice with Underground Thrift Store

The Hicks Street Plymouth Church was founded in 1847, and has a rich history connected to the Underground Railroad, aiding in the escape of many enslaved people.

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2019, 12:49 AM

Updated 1,876 days ago

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Plymouth Church honors history of social justice with Underground Thrift Store
Philanthropy and fashion came together this weekend during a clothing sale at a Brooklyn Heights church.
The Hicks Street Plymouth Church was founded in 1847, and has a rich history connected to the Underground Railroad, aiding in the escape of many enslaved people.

In tradition with history, the church formed the Underground Thrift Store to honor its ongoing fight for social justice and equality.
Representatives of the church tell News 12 that a portion of the profits from sale are donated to modern-day slavery causes, including 25 percent of the proceeds going to Restore NYC to help combat human trafficking
The store sells heavily discounted items for women, men and children, including brand-name items from Calvin Klein, Tory Burch and Brooks Brothers.  The clothing donations are made by the congregation and the surrounding community.
The store is open every Sunday, and the church says they update their items weekly.


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