The Upper Room Thrift Shop is the outreach arm of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 262 Main Street North, Southbury, CT.  It was begun in October of 1996 with the help of some parishioners from St. James' Lutheran Church, Southbury.  Its goal remains the same:  to sell gently used clothing and merchandise and use the profits to help brothers and sisters in need.  All workers are volunteers and expenses are extremely minimal.  The shop remains in its original location, on the second floor of the parish hall.  It can be accessed through the side red doors, up the stairs.

The Upper Room Thrift Shop supports the following organizations:


  • Southbury Food Bank
  • Southbury Fuel Bank
  • Southbury Needy Fund
  • Stamps for Meals on Wheels
  • Lutheran Home
  • Pierce Hollow Village Project
  • Referrals for Southbury Social Services
  • Clothing for Rochambeau Clothing Drive


  • Church Street Community Services, Waterbury
  • Harwinton Food Bank
  • Grace Church, Stafford Springs
  • After-school programs, New Haven
  • Food program at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bethel
  • Young mother (education and clothes)
  • Young man (needing tools for a job)
  • Grocery cards


  • Episcopal Relief and Development
  • Evangelical Lutheran Relief
  • International Refugee Services
  • Scholarships for two Hatian children