First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Thrift Shop

Location:   607 West Elm Street, Urbana (Between Orchard & Coler)
Hours:       Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Phone:      (217) 328-2724

Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop –


Open now on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am – 3pm, also accepting donations.

Twice Is Nice thrift shop is accepting donations. Donations can be dropped off when the shop is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If you have many items to donate, please notify the church office at 217-367-8357 so that they can arrange a time for volunteers to be there to accept them. Sales have been good, so your donations are greatly appreciated as they allow us to re-stock the shelves with new merchandise! 

First Presbyterian Church invites you to visit Twice is Nice, a thrift shop located  in a graceful old house which the church owns. The shop is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Twice is Nice, the not-for-profit thrift shop at 607 West Elm Street, Urbana. The shop offers Champaign-Urbana residents, our community and neighbors and especially U of I students an affordable source of:

  • Clothing for infants through adults;
  • Housewares including pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, small appliances, and cooking utensils;
  • Blankets, sheets and other linens for the bed and bath;
  • A large variety of books; CDs; collectibles; games; toys; jewelry; and other lightly used items.

The shop is managed and staffed by volunteers from First Presbyterian Church as
a three-fold mission to the community:

Caring for the Earth:  We promote responsible environmental stewardship through reuse of items donated to the shop by church members and others in the community. Donations are welcome during shop hours.

Community Support:  Half the proceeds from the shop support community social service agencies and organizations. By shopping at Twice Is Nice you are supporting local groups such as: Eastern Illinois Food Bank, Don Moyer’s Boys & Girls Club, Courage Connection, Smile Healthy, and Prosperity Gardens.

Neighborhood Revitalization: The remaining half of the proceeds from the shop are used to restore and maintain the historic Twice Is Nice house. The house, which is located in the historic West Urbana neighborhood, was designed by Midwest architect Joseph Royer, who also designed our second church building. Click here for more information about First Presbyterian Church of Urbana.

We invite you to join us for worship and church events!