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OUR STORES IN SAN DIEGO

Discover incredible deals on clothes, shoes, collectibles, household items and more at any of Father Joe’s Villages’ thrift stores and donation centers. Proceeds benefit our mission to prevent and end homelessness.
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San Diego
Furniture Store

Our Furniture Store is San Diego’s hidden gem for high-quality furniture and household items.

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Imperial Beach
Thrift Store

Find fantastic bargains at one of San Diego’s finest thrift stores.

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El Cajon
Thrift Store

Come find a new addition to your closet or home at drastically reduced prices.

SAN DIEGO FURNITURE STORE

Our Furniture Store is the bargain home goods store you’ve been looking for in San Diego. It offers a wide selection of affordable furniture, home decor and more.

If you are looking to transform your house into the home you’ve always dreamed, look no further than our furniture store. Find high-quality sofas and loveseats, dining room sets, entertainment centers, home decor and more.

HOURS

Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION

3350 E St.
San Diego, CA 92102

Directions: Continue past E St.
and turn right onto Pickwick St.

CONTACT

(619) 446-2183
Click here to donate.

IMPERIAL BEACH THRIFT STORE

Our thrift stores offer fantastic savings on a variety of furniture, clothing, home goods and more. With an easy-to-access location on Palm Avenue, there’s no better thrift store in San Diego to do your shopping.

Our Imperial Beach store offers affordable fashion, furniture, household goods, accessories and more. All proceeds go to Father Joe’s Villages’ mission to end homelessness in San Diego.

HOURS

Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

CONTACT

(619) 651-8004
Click here to donate.

EL CAJON THRIFT STORE

Father Joe’s Villages El Cajon Thrift Store sells a variety of previously-owned furniture, clothing and home goods that can take your closet or home to the next level.

Our Imperial Beach store offers great deals on everything you need for a beautiful closet and home. Purchases go toward programs serving our homeless neighbors in need.

HOURS

Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

CONTACT

(619) 465-5840
Click here to donate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We’re here to answer all of your questions about the San Diego Furniture Store, Imperial Beach Thrift Store or El Cajon Thrift Store.

Furniture Store FAQs

How can I receive more information about Father Joe’s Villages retail, including special promotions, auction dates and more?

You can sign up for our newsletter in the email sign-up form at the bottom of our home page. In the email sign-up questionnaire, please let us know that you are interested in receiving our Retail newsletter and updates. Should you no longer want to receive our Retail newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time.

What types of furniture do you sell?

Father Joe’s Villages’ Furniture Store and Thrift Stores sell all types of furniture. Stock varies, but you can find a wide variety of colors, patterns, shapes, materials and sizes on our showroom floor. We sell couches, chairs, recliners, dressers, shelves, TV stands, bedroom sets, bed frames, mattresses, rugs, lighting, coffee tables, side tables, dining tables, dining chairs, dining sets, storage, bars, bar stools, benches, outdoor furniture, patio furniture, children’s furniture and wine storage. In addition to furniture, we carry household goods and decor, such as mirrors, art, pillows, vases, bathroom accessories, cookbooks, kitchen accessories, costume jewelry and more. Items range from brand new to vintage. Selection varies.

Do you only sell furniture and household goods?

Depending on our stock, we at times have other specialty items on sale, such as clothing and jewelry. However, for a wider array of merchandise, visit either of our San Diego thrift store locations in El Cajon and Imperial Beach. You can also attend our Daily Household Items Auction, our Online Specialty Auction or our Auto Auction.

Are the items in good condition?

While sorting donations, Father Joe’s Villages selects only quality furniture to sell at our furniture store.

What if I’m looking for a specific type of furniture or a specific item?

If there’s a specific item that you’re looking for, you can call (619) 446-2183 to ask about an item before visiting our furniture store. However, we encourage you to come and take a look at our entire selection. You never know what great things you’ll find.

Can I just show up to look around?

Of course! Our showroom is open seven days a week and stock changes daily. Who knows what unique treasure you’ll discover? Our friendly staff will be there to answer questions and offer quality service.

Do I need an appointment to pick up or look at furniture?

No. You are welcome to come visit us anytime during our business hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am6pm, Sunday, 10:00am5pm.

Is there convenient parking at the Furniture Store?

Yes. Our furniture store has a parking lot directly in front of the store and street parking in the neighborhood. Although the store is located in our building at 3350 E St., the easiest way to access the showroom and parking is to continue past E St. and turn right onto Pickwick St.

How do I transport purchased furniture?

You will need to use your own vehicle to transport the furniture. However, our staff will help you load up and secure any furniture you’ve purchased. You can also place item(s) on hold temporarily if you need to come back to pick the item(s) up later.

How is Father Joe’s Villages Furniture Store different from other reduced-price furniture stores?

Father Joe’s Villages is a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in San Diego. All proceeds from the furniture store go directly to housing and other programs that serve adults, children, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities experiencing homelessness. You can shop at Father Joe’s Villages’ Furniture Store knowing that your purchase funds homeless services for San Diegans. Shop local, support local. Learn more about How We Help >>

How can I donate my used furniture to Father Joe’s Villages?

Father Joe’s Villages accepts lightly-used furniture without major wear and tear. If you have furniture you’d like to donate, please call 1-800-HOMELESS (619-446-2100) or visit our Donate Goods page for more information. We pick up from most locations in San Diego for free, plus you’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt.

How can I apply for a job at Father Joe’s Villages’ Furniture Store?

While we cannot guarantee that we are hiring at this location, we are always looking for passionate individuals to join our team. Information on current job openings at Father Joe’s Villages is available on our careers portal. You may browse our openings or submit an online application here.

Thrift Store FAQs

What is sold at Father Joe’s Villages’ San Diego thrift stores?

Father Joe’s Villages sells a variety of previously-owned items including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories, furniture, household goods, kitchen supplies and small appliances, décor, books, music and other entertainment items. Our stock changes regularly and new items are placed on the floor daily. The best way to see what’s in store is to visit our locations in El Cajon and Imperial Beach.

Do Father Joe’s Villages’ San Diego thrift stores only sell used items?

While 100% of Father Joe’s Villages stock comes from donated, previously-owned goods, not all of the items are used. We often receive donations of brand new items, items with tags or items donated directly from a retailer. Stock will depend on recent donations.

What does Father Joe’s Villages do with donations they can’t use in the thrift stores?

Many items that are not sold at Father Joe’s Villages thrift stores are auctioned in our Daily Household Goods Auction. Otherwise, Father Joe’s Villages works to recycle and donate leftover goods. Additionally, we incur a cost whenever someone gives us items that cannot be sold, recycled or donated. That’s why items in fair or better condition are greatly appreciated!

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and debit cards.

Why should I shop at Father Joe’s Villages’ San Diego thrift stores?

All proceeds from retail purchases fund programs and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Father Joe’s Villages provides emergency and permanent housing for more than 2,000 men, women, and children each night. We also offer emergency services, meals, medical and behavioral healthcare, job training, therapeutic childcare, addiction treatment and other critical services. Your purchase supports Father Joe’s Villages’ mission to end homelessness in San Diego. Learn more about our solutions >>

How else does my purchase benefit the community?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate about 200-250 million tons of trash each year—about 4.6 pounds per person per day. By purchasing from and donating your goods to Father Joe’s Villages, you’re not only helping your neighbors in need, you’re also preventing unnecessary waste from entering our landfills. Additionally, because Father Joe’s Villages is a San Diego organization, your money will also be staying local to help the San Diego community thrive. Shop local. Support local.

Is there convenient parking at the thrift store locations?

Yes. Both the El Cajon and Imperial Beach locations have parking lots directly in front of the stores.

How do Father Joe’s Villages’ San Diego thrift stores determine the value or price of items?

All of the goods sold at Father Joe’s Villages’ stores are offered at fair bargain prices. There is a range of factors that influence how we price our items:  quality and condition, seasonality, style, brand and rarity. However, most of our clothing, books and entertainment items are sold at a set price according to their category, depending on the style or type of item.

How can I donate items?

Father Joe’s Villages has several donation drop-off locations and free pick-up from most San Diego locations. Drop-off locations include our Furniture Warehouse, our San Diego thrift stores in Imperial Beach and El Cajon and our Daily Household Goods Auction site. If you would like to arrange a pick-up, please call 1-800-HOMELESS (619-446-2100) or fill out our online donation form. For each donation, you’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt. Learn more about donating to Father Joe’s Villages.

Do you sell vintage and specialty items?

We sell most of our vintage and specialty items in our Online Specialty Auction. Our Specialty Auction gives buyers the opportunity to bid on unique and uncommon goods, such as valuable artwork, classic antiques, vintage fashion, cars, and special collectibles. You can find the latest auction dates and items up for bid at www.fjvspecialtyauction.com.

How can I apply for a job at Father Joe’s Villages’ San Diego thrift stores & donation centers?

While we cannot guarantee that we are hiring at this location, we are always looking for passionate individuals to join our team. Information regarding current job openings at Father Joe’s Villages is available on our careers portal. You may browse open positions and submit an online application here.