Everything Under The Rainbow

The fabulous “Gay Goodwill” as it refers to itself (although not affiliated with Goodwill Industries) opened up in May of 2012 in Concord and has now found a new home in El Cerrito as of August 2017.  This thrift store supports the LGBTQ community and provides all important funding to the Rainbow Community Center (RCC) in Todos Santos Plaza, an HIV clinic that also offers support groups for those with HIV, founded by 28-year old Jimmy Gale.  This store is a must on your East Bay thrifting circuit, and even though I haven’t been to the store yet, and I’m going against my usual policy to only list stores that I’ve visited, I feel it is important to support this new store that has such a big heart and let people know about it ASAP.  You’ll find amazing men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, small furniture pieces, appliances and housewares, as well as all those things you didn’t know you needed, but must have!  And, it’s all for a good cause, so get shopping!  Here’s a link to an article and photos by Emily Henry at The Patch to read more about the store…

Store Founder Jimmy Gale and Assistant Manager Chris Switzer
Everything Under The Rainbow Thrift Store in Concord 
Everything Under the Rainbow
6491 Portola Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(925) 566-8078
email: thriftstore@rainbowcc.org
Hours:  Sunday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Benefits the Rainbow Community Center, which defines itself as “the only organization in Contra Costa County that is solely focused on serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning  (LGBTQ) community; our current priorities are to build services for LGBT youth, seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS and to develop community building efforts that will diminish the sense of isolation and promote  greater acceptance of all LGBTQ people.”  
Website:  http://www.rainbowcc.org
Everything Under the Rainbow Facebook page
  1. This thrift store has closed and we have reopened as of August 2017 it at 6491 Portola Drive in El Cerrito It is open Sun-Thurs. from 12-6pm Site manager is Luis Venegas.

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