Bargain prices, quality shopping experiences, helping others in need – these are just some of the reasons our shoppers have helped make the Samaritan Center a Chattanooga thrift store destination.

With three stores in our Ooltewah location, Samaritan Center shoppers can access a wide variety of bargain priced items – clothes, furniture, toys, home electronics, and much more.

Operating under the business model of a fast nickel beats a slow dime, prices are kept very low, as store inventory is refreshed multiple times a day to keep up with demand.

This quick movement of merchandise enables us to keep our stores looking and smelling fresh. A top to bottom remodel in 2015 has given our store a clean, comfortable, and modern feel.

Led by our operations manager, Debra Johnson, our team of store associates work hard to ensure every interactions with our customers is a friendly, helpful, and ultimately satisfactory one.

The Samaritan Center thrift stores are a multi-faceted blessing for our community, helping not only our clients, but also our shoppers and the environment.

When a purchase is made at the Center, the money paid does not stop at the register. It increases the resources available to help clients with housing, utilities, and many other needs. Just by shopping here people can play a small part in helping their community.

Shoppers also benefit directly from the low prices. More than one mother has said that without the thrift store, she does not know how she would have raised her children on a tight budget. 

The stores naturally help the environment by keeping people’s unwanted items out of the landfill. Rather than filling a dumpster, clothes, cookware, and many other items get a second life in our stores. We also recycle 400 tons of various items that do not sell, helping to keep our earth clean.

Thank you for shopping at the Samaritan Center, where shopping is giving and saving is green!

Thrift Shops
9231 Lee Highway
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Thrift Shop Hours
Sunday • 1 pm-5 pm
Monday-Thursday • 9 am-8 pm
(Toy Shop closes at 6 pm)
Friday • Closed
Saturday • Closed