Have you been to Angel Wings and Things Thrift Store yet? If not, than you should. It’s definitely worth the trip south. What started out as a way to utilize the convent space at St Michael’s School has morphed into a full-fledged thrift store over the last year and a half. It has a regular clientele, and is known for great quality and low prices.
Located in Ridge, MD, south of NAS Patuxent River, Angel Wings and Things Thrift Store has two floors. Rooms are filled with clothes, baby items, furniture, other housewares, books, pictures, toys, and collectibles. There is also a great collection of sports equipment, as well as some small appliances. What the store has is dependent on what is donated, and that changes on a weekly, and sometimes daily, basis.
Angel Wings and Things Thrift Store is located beside St Michael’s Church, at 16562 Three Notch Road. The thrift store is run by the Archangel Scholarship Foundation Corporation, a chartered non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, which raises money for St Michael’s School. Angel Wings and Things has, as its mission
to ensure that no deserving scholar is deprived of a Catholic education at St Michael’s School because of a shortage of funds.
Our shop exists solely on the basis of donations and community support. We are a 501(c) 3 under the Archangel Scholarship Foundation Corporation. The foundation was formed to provide a continuous source of tuition revenue for St Michael’s School. All of our workers are volunteers, who receive no compensation for their service, not even ‘freebies’ or discounts from the shop.
The store is staffed by parents, relatives, parishioners, and friends of St Michael’s School and Church, who give of their own time to sort, price, and place items in the store, and then operate it on the weekends.
On a regular Saturday, you will encounter people from as far away as Waldorf, or even Chesapeake Beach. Regular groups come down from Mechanicsville, as well as Prince Frederick. Many people visit the store on a weekly basis, as items are constantly changing. Some even purchase one week, and donate the next.
Angel Wings and Things Thrift Store is a part of the wonderful community here at St Michael’s School, where pictures of alumnae grace the walls, and students may be sitting in class with cousins, in the same classroom grandparents learned in, but with state of the art computers and smart board technology. Our staff is passionate about providing our children with a Christian education, and takes responsibility with parents to develop the education of the whole child through word, worship, and service. At a regular school activity, one may see three or, in some cases four, generations of the same family at events, along with most of the staff. The principal, and several of the teachers are alumnae, and their children have attended the school as well.
Angel Wings and Things Thrift Store is open on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm, and Sundays between 10am and 1pm. Donations are accepted between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays. Other drop off times can be arranged by calling the school at 301-872-5454. Specials are listed on our Facebook page. There is also a link on the Foundation’s website.
Angel Wings and Things Thrift Store
16562 Three Notch Road Ridge, MD
Archangel Scholarship Foundation Corporation
St Michael’s School
16560 Three Notch Road
Ridge, MD 20680