Blood Pressure Cuff, a Vintage Wood Teacher’s Desk, Unbreakable Plastic Dishes

The desk we gave away was similar to this vintage teachers desk.

The desk we gave away was similar to this vintage teachers desk.

A blood pressure cuff (never opened), a vintage wood teachers-style desk, and plastic dishes sturdy enough to hold up to the antics of 5 kids under the age of 8… these are just a few of the things that Papa’s Thrift Shop has given away to low income people recently through our voucher program.

Other items have included sheets, a teddy bear, lamps, small decorative items, glassware, clothing and other items I can’t remember off the top of my head.

Papa’s Thrift Shop is open to the general public (without sales to the public, we will be unable to keep Papa’s open!), as well as to low income people who come in with a voucher.

We’re always in need of donations.  Presently, we’re especially in need of hanging racks for clothing.


Location:  Papa’s Thrift Shop, 5 Park Street, Lewiston  ME 04240.

Hours: Vary, but usually 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on Fridays | Saturdays | Sundays, and 12:00 noon to 2:oo pm on Monnday.  This can vary depending on the demands of our day jobs (Linda is a social worker, and John is the post press supervisor at the local newspaper), and our other business (Heritage Collectibles, an antiques & collectibles shop around the corner at 189 Main Street).

Contact us
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or
Generic Email
… Papa’

Message re Our Products & Services
As with most thrift shops, nearly all of the items we offer are pre-owned i.e. used. (Although sometimes items we receive are still in their original boxes.)  Therefore, reasonable wear & tear is to be expected, and our items are sold as seen and as described in the photos and/or in person.
Nearly everything at Papa’s is received as a donation in some form or another, which is the only way we can offer our Low Income Voucher Program.  The shop obviously needs to make enough money to survive (that is, pay rent, utilities, insurances, taxes, etc) so we must sell to the general public as well in order to keep our doors open.
Therefore, please be aware that items donated to Papa’s Thrift Shop are sold to the general public or given away via the Low Income Voucher Program on a first come, first serve basis.  We can’t – at this point anyway – separate items out, with some going to the program and others not… our space is just too small and our time is too limited.

Thank you for your support!


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