Seton Family Store

“God be praised for granting you the grace of clothing Our Lord in His poor members, most of whom had nothing but rags to cover them and several children were as naked as the back of my hand.”                   ~ St. Vincent DePaul

Seton Center operates a  non-profit, high-quality thrift shop called Seton Family Store at 16840 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, in northern Frederick County MD. All proceeds from the Seton Family Store sales are used to support Seton Center’s Outreach programs and services. Click here to add your name to our e-mail list if you want to be first in getting the latest news about sales and special events. For more information, please contact us at 301.447.6102, ext. 15 or

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We’ll be closed Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. BUT, Seton Family Store WILL be open Saturday, November 25th from 10 AM to 4 PM!

The Seton Family Store accepts cash, credit, debit and EBT cash cards.

Gift Cards Available

Can’t find just the right gift for that person who has everything? A Seton Family Store gift card is just the ticket! Our gift cards are re-loadable in amounts from $5.00 to $500.00. Stop by and ask our cashier about this convenient way to shop or give them as a gift.

Gifts for The Homeless

Through December 9th, Seton Family Store will host a Giving Christmas Tree for the homeless served through Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church’s Second Street and Hope program in Frederick. When you shop, choose an ornament from the Giving Tree, purchase the item listed on the ornament (socks, thermal undergarments, boots, hats, gloves, scarves and warm clothes) at the Family Store or other retailer, bring it unwrapped and place it in the designated Christmas box at the Family Store.

We are also collecting new sleeping bags, tents and McDonald’s restaurant gift cards, in only $10 increments. In advance, thank you for helping to show love for our neighbors in need.

Open House

The public is invited to stop by Seton Family Store on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 AM to 4 PM to shop, talk with your neighbors, enjoy cookies, cider and hot chocolate. Santa will be here from 10 AM to 1 PM to visit with your children or grandchildren too!


Our high-quality Seton Family Store attracts customers from all walks of life. Low prices and convenient location ensure a place for those with limited incomes to meet their basic needs. Antique dealers and collectors regularly shop with us to find great deals on vintage and name brand items too. The Seton Family Store serves over 11,000 customers per year.

Items sold have been generously donated by individuals and organizations in our communities.