Get To Know Hodgepodge!

Our Story

For more than 45 years, sales from our Hodgepodge stores have supported the compassionate care efforts of community non-profit By The Bay Health. Back in the early 1980’s, an auxiliary group of volunteers was formed to raise money to support our patients and patient care programs. The fundraising programs grew to include a golf tournament, book program and a fashion show at the Tiburon Yacht Club, featuring donated garments. The success of these programs led to the decision to open a thrift store! Our thrift stores began as a rummage sale at Marin Catholic, quickly growing beyond capacity, requiring a move to a larger location, at Peacock Gap.

The first By The Bay thrift store was opened in 1985, located on Fourth Street in San Rafael, operated by volunteers. Sales and donations quickly increased above expectations, requiring a move to a larger building a few doors down. After outgrowing the larger building on Fourth Street, we moved to our current location at 910 Lincoln Ave in San Rafael and another store opened in Novato, located at 910 Grant Ave. We owe all of our success to our founding volunteers and our dedicated staff and volunteers who support our stores currently!

Meet the team

How to donate

Your quality, gently used donated items could make the difference to someone facing serious medical challenges.


Our thrift store volunteers are having fun making a difference. Join, learn and grow with our talented retail team.

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