Thrifting for a Good Cause

cottage shop

Since 1996, The Cottage Shop has served as an important retail space for the community, and a vital fundraising source for the hospital. Owned and operated by the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, it began with 10 volunteers in a portable structure behind the Rehabilitation building. Today, the Cottage Shop has more than 20 volunteers in a 1,800-square-foot building purchased by the Auxiliary and donated to the hospital—offering more space to do more good.

Not only has the Cottage Shop raised more than $1 million for the Auxiliary, it has also partnered with Driscoll’s Social Work Department to provide thousands of items at no cost to patients and families in need at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi.

Along with invaluable items donated by the community, many local merchants contribute regularly, providing a nice selection of new items and “nearly-new” items.

Hours and Location

Shop: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Donate: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.– 3p.m.

3533 S. Alameda Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 694-4798

The Cottage Shop is located on the grounds of Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi behind the Pavilion.

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Donating to the Cottage Shop

Items need to be recently cleaned and placed in a bag, box or container. Please note: bags, boxes or containers will not be returned.
We are always in need of gently used or new:
  • Current styles of clothing and shoes for the whole family
  • Household items
  • Collectibles
  • Complete games and toys
  • Books (new and used)
  • Linens for bed, kitchen, table and bath
  • Jewelry and accessories
  • Small working appliances and electronics
  • Small wooden furniture
We appreciate all donations. However, we cannot accept:
  • Tires
  • Magazines
  • Construction materials
  • Large appliances
  • Used car seats
  • Used computers and parts
  • Large or upholstered furniture
  • Damaged goods
All proceeds from Cottage Shop sales benefit the patients and families of Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

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Be a volunteer at The Cottage Shop.

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