Leftovers Thrift Shop is a mini-department store benefiting the Crisis Center. Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday). The location is 2281 Olympic Boulevard in Walnut Creek, California.
Leftovers sells collectibles, jewelry, books, records, housewares, fine linens, crystal, silver, gifts, and greeting cards. For women, Leftovers has a wide assortment of dresses, pantsuits, skirts, vests, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves, shoes, sleepwear, and lingerie. Designer-label clothing can be found in the boutique section. For men, Leftovers has quality clothing and accessories (shoes, belts, etc.).
Leftovers operates entirely with volunteers and has successfully done so since the shop was founded in 1976. All proceeds support nonprofit services including the Contra Costa Crisis Center. New volunteers are always needed and welcome. Volunteers work at least two three-hour shifts per month sorting, pricing, displaying, and selling merchandise.
Donated merchandise is accepted only during hours that the shop is open. It’s a good idea to call before bringing donations. Leftovers does not sell or accept donations of television sets, microwave ovens, typewriters, telephones, kitchen appliances, exercise equipment, window coverings (draperies or rods, blinds, shutters), or electric blankets. Space limitations mean that large or heavy items cannot be accepted. Leftovers has no repair staff so all donated items must be clean and in good condition for resale.