Cottage Shop

The Cottage Resale Shop – your neighborhood thrift shop

Owned and operated by the Auxiliary

Our mission:
“To support Driscoll families in need, and be an ongoing fund raising entity of the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in supporting its projects and contributions”

The Cottage Shop has been open since 1996. It began with 10 volunteers in a portable building behind the Rehabilitation building. Today, the Cottage Shop is in a 1,800 square-foot building purchased by the Auxiliary and donated to the hospital. With more than 40 volunteers, the shop is very popular with both the hospital staff and the community. For the fifth year running, readers of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times have voted the Cottage Shop at Driscoll Children’s Hospital the No. 1 resale store in the newspaper’s Best of the Best competition. Not only has the Cottage Shop raised more than $800,000 for the Auxiliary, it has also provided thousands of items for free to the patients and families at Driscoll who are in need.

Shop hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Accepting donations: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We are always in need of gently used or new:

  • Current styles of clothing and shoes for the whole family
  • Household items
  • Collectibles
  • Complete games and toys
  • books new and used
  • linens for bed, kitchen, table, and bath
  • costume jewelry and accessories
  • small working appliances and electronics
  • small wooden furniture

We appreciate all donations. However, we cannot accept:

  • Tires
  • Magazines
  • Construction materials
  • Large appliances
  • Used car seats
  • Used computers and parts
  • Large or upholstered furniture
  • Damaged goods

Many local merchants contribute to the Cottage Shop regularly, so we always have a nice selection of new items as well as “nearly new items.” All proceeds from Cottage Shop sales benefit the patients and families of Driscoll Children’s Hospital.