25 Womble Street • Sparta, NC • 28675

PO Box 1655 • Sparta, NC • 28675

Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5 • Saturday 10-3

Giving Help for Today

& Hope for Tomorrow

Giving Help for Today

& Hope for Tomorrow

Thrift Store Added Day Open each Tuesday thru August 25th.

Alleghany CARES is operating under our regular hours and implementing COVID-19 precautions.

Masks are Recommended!

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Welcome to Alleghany CARES

Alleghany CARES, Inc. is a North Carolina

non-profit corporation with a tax-free status.


Alleghany CARES, Inc. is operated under the

direction of a volunteer board of directors.

Our Mission

  • Collect and process items donated to our facility.
  • Operate a thrift store selling low cost items.
  • Give assistance without charge in times of crisis.
  • Contribute monetarily to needs in the community.

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

-Winston Churchill

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Kathryn Abernathy

Brant Arnold

Linda Edwards

Karen Evans

Jill Hobson

Tammy Marion

Logan Oliver

Miranda Roupe

Tom Smith


Chairperson: Miranda Roupe

Vice Chair: Karen Evans

Secretary: Tammy Marion

Treasurer: Kathryn Abernathy

Member at Large: Jill Hobson

Honorary Advisory Board

Marion Adams

Eva Rice

Donate to CARES

Are you looking for a place to:

  • Donate clothing, household items & furniture that you no longer use?
  • Buy good quality items at reasonable prices?
  • Volunteer and help make a difference in your community?

Then Come by for a Visit!

 Volunteers Welcomed

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 - 3:00 pm


Donated Items Accepted

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Saturday: 9:00 - 3:00 pm 

Call for pick-up of large furniture items


Donation Specifics

Furniture is accepted upon approval during business hours

We do NOT accept:

Tires • Paint • Printers


Mattresses or box springs

TV's made before 2008

For your generous donations, contributions and dedicated volunteer time.

Because of YOU, we have been able to give back to the community

July 2019-June 2020:

Adult Dental Ministry: $8,951

Ambassador Books $782

CARES Emergency Relief: $31,414

Charities: $7,307

Christmas Outreach $829

Diabetic Education: $793

Educational Scholarships: $42,500

Education Transportation: $1,514

Elementary Reading Program: $8,500

Exercise and Nutrition: $115

Fueling Hope: $10,261

New Shoes to Elementary Students: $4,043

Pregnancy Crisis Center: $9,000

Prescription Medications Assistance: $15,343

Proceeds Day: $6,906

Rec Ball Sports: $500

Solid Rock Backpack Program: $10,000

Vision Care: $2,412


Your purchases make a difference in your county.

Thank you for shopping with us!

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world"

-Anne Frank

Thrift Store proceeds benefit needs in our community and make the following ministries possible!

Fueling Hope

Provides gasoline vouchers to cancer patients while in active treatment. MUST: provide proof of residency, copy of NC drivers license and verification of their appointments for treatment.

Educational Scholarships

For adults and youths. Forty scholarships will be awarded in 2021 (renewal and new).


All applications must be received before March 29, 2021.

Annual Proceeds Days

Fundraising opportunities for community non-profit agencies that have 501(c)3 status

Medication Assistance Program

Assists those that have no health insurance and are on a regular prescription. These medications are provided freely.  

We use a local pharmacy program; 

NC MedAssist (we are an enrollment site, medications are mailed directly to your home) and help to access the pharmaceutical companies when applicable.

Financial eligibility: 200% of Federal Poverty Level

Office hours:  

Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Call 336-372-5959 to get an answer to your questions.

Community Needs

For example: shoes needed for elementary students, Solid Rock Building Fund, Food Closet, and CARES Emergency Relief Fund.

Shoes for elementary students (chosen by school) 298 shoes purchased 2017-2018 school year

Emergency Relief

Assistance to pay electric cut off, one time prescription and winter crisis fuel assistance (after 32 degree for 3 consecutive days) CALL - 336.372.5959

Adult Dental Program

Your mouth is the beginning to your health. This is an income based program for those adults without access to insurance.

  • Financial eligibility: 150% of Federal Poverty Level
  • Cleanings, Fillings or Extractions
  • Appointment with local dentist subject to availability.

Download Alleghany CARES Dental application and information sheet.

Further free dental access:  www.ncdentalsociety.org

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25 Womble Street • Sparta, NC • 28675 • 336.372.5959