Thiftmart FAQs

Thriftmart provides a premium shopping experience with high-quality merchandise
at thrift store prices while serving the community, promoting sustainability and supporting Joppa homeless services and its mission to end homelessness.

We offer a high-quality thrift experience that also makes a difference!

Yes! We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

We wanted to create a different kind of thrift store with a premium shopping experience – one where people could count on finding a great variety of quality items in an organized, pleasant atmosphere. Thriftmart is a nonprofit store owned by Joppa. All merchandise has been donated by Joppa Partners to match our meticulous quality standards so that you’ll enjoy quality finds, every time! 

We all know thrifting is important for sustainability. Reusing items is not only economical it also helps sustain the environment. Plus, all unsold Thriftmart merchandise goes to good causes—nothing goes to waste. 

What's more, every purchase helps someone experiencing homelessness to survive, find housing and rebuild their lives. Our goal is to ultimately help end homelessness in Central Iowa.

Joppa is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create communities of unconditional love, support and hope for people experiencing homelessness, while working together to prevent and ultimately end homelessness. Learn more at

No, we do not negotiate our prices.

No, all sales are final. We are a nonprofit store helping families and individuals experiencing homeless, and every dollar counts. Thank you for your understanding! 

All unsold items are given to people in need—through Joppa, another nonprofit organization or distributed overseas.

Many Thriftmart items are well-known brands.

We plan to open more Thriftmart locations in the near future! For now, visit our premiere location at 2324 Euclid Avenue in Des Moines.

Every dollar you spend helps people experiencing homelessness in our community to survive, find housing and rebuild their lives! Thriftmart is a nonprofit store owned by Joppa—our mission is to help end homelessness.