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Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique

Welcome to Backporch Treasures, a thrift store and so much more!

Shopping with us is a thrifty way to find your treasures and an opportunity to give back to those less fortunate. The revenue generated from your purchases allows The Matthews HELP Center to fulfill our mission to help our local neighbors in need.

Many of our customers refer to Backporch Treasures as their "happy place” because the overall atmosphere is inviting—you will immediately see the creativity of our volunteers and feel the positive energy. We are almost 100% volunteer-run. Their talent and hard work create a shopping experience unique to Matthews.

Whether it be a new outfit, décor for your home, or books and games for fun family time, Backporch Treasures has it all. Along with gently used items and clothing, you will also find brand new merchandise. All of our items are carefully inspected and priced by our dedicated volunteers. Our Antique and Collectible specialists are both fair to our mission and to our customers. With their pricing skills, you are assured to find a reasonable treasure. Our volunteers work throughout the day to keep our shelves and racks stocked. We also have generous community donors who supply us with food and snack items daily.

(704) 847-8383

Monday - Saturday

10:00 am to 5:00 pm


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Our Departments

  • Antiques/Collectibles
  • Books
  • Boutique Clothing
  • Ladies Clothing and Accessories
  • Men's Clothing and Accessories
  • Compact Discs
  • Children's Accessories and Clothing
  • DVDs
  • Electronics
  • Games, Puzzles
  • Home Décor
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry
  • Linens
  • Office Supplies
  • Purses
  • Seasonal gifts and home décor
  • Shoes
  • Toys

Items that are dirty, broken or not in good working order cannot be accepted.

Donating for Good!

Cleaning out drawers and other spaces? Consider donating your gently used items to us. We are always in need of quality clothing and household items. Your donations make a difference!

Our receiving area is located in the garage behind Backporch Treasures. You will be greeted and assisted by one of our helpful volunteers.

Thank you for your support! 

Receiving Area Hours of Operation: 

Monday through Saturday  (Summer Hours)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Acceptable Donations

  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Art Work
  • Arts & Craft Items
  • Books, CD’s & DVD’s
  • Christmas Décor
  • Clocks & Watches
  • Clothing
  • Dolls & Doll Clothing
  • Fans (floor and box)
  • Fine China
  • Greeting Cards - New Only
  • Glassware & Dishes
  • Golf Clubs
  • Halloween (misc. items & costumes)
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry (all types)
  • Kitchen Items (i.e., blenders, mixers, toasters, coffee makers, etc.)
  • Linens, Blankets & Quilts
  • Musical Instruments
  • New Paper Products
  • Pocketbooks & Belts
  • Pots & Pans
  • Silverware
  • Shoes
  • Stereo Equipment, Turntables
  • Small Electronic Items
  • Flat Screen TV's Only
  • Toys & Games

Non-Acceptable Donations

  • Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, hw heaters,washers /dryers,air conditioners,etc.
  • Automotive (parts, tires & batteries)
  • Batteries
  • Bed Frames, Bed Pillows, Mattresses & Mattress Covers
  • Building Materials
  • Carpet
  • Chemicals (paint, oil, gasoline, etc.)
  • Cribs
  • Computers, Printers, Fax Machines & Copy Machines
  • Cables or Computer Software
  • Construction Materials
  • Cornices & Curtain Rods
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Floor Lamps
  • Filing Cabinets
  • Furniture (Large pieces)
  • Gas-powered chain saw, weed eater, etc.)
  • Grills & Metal Fire Pits
  • Sinks, Toilets & Tubs
  • Neon bulbs
  • Non-Flat Screen TVs / VCRS
  • Rugs
  • Unframed Mirrors
  • VHS Tapes
  • Weapons, Ammo, Fireworks
  • Window Blinds & Shutters

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