The Church Mouse Thrift Shop is owned and operated by the Lutheran Women of Greater Peoria (LWGP). LWGP is a non-profit organization, whose members from the Lutheran congregations in the Peoria area are dedicated to supporting Lutheran Social Services of Illinois and Lutheran Senior Ministries.
In 1983, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), with the help of a small group of very dedicated women, opened the doors of what would become so much more than ever imagined. The Church Mouse had its early beginnings on Wisconsin Ave., but within a few years relocated to the corner of Sheridan and Main. This was home for the Mouse for 23 years, until growth required us to once again make a move. In October of 2011 we moved to our present location. Today the Mouse is supported by 26 Lutheran congregations and over 100 volunteers!
As our store is dependent on donations, it is our intent to make the most of every received item. Any unusable donations are properly recycled, given to local organizations, or sent to other countries. We sincerely believe it is our responsibility to use and share these “gifts” to the best of our ability.
After 30 years we realize this ministry is so much more than a thrift store! So many of our customers have become part of the Church Mouse family. Together we share in the happiness, the sadness, and the love that’s all part of each and every one of our lives.
The Mouse has been blessed . . .
"To God be the glory!”