Caroline’s is a non-profit thrift shop whose primary focus is to raise money for Santa Cruz County non-profits that have programs and/or services for children with special medical, developmental, or psychological needs.

The majority of the funding goes to our “core four”:
Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition
Hospice of Santa Cruz County
Jacob’s Heart
SPIN (Special Parents Information Network)

What you will find:
Our beautiful little shop is staffed with devoted volunteers and is brimming with treasures that have been generously donated. There is a little bit of everything to be found – dishes, linens, children’s clothing and toys, sporting goods, ladies clothing and accessories as well as a few select items for men. Furniture, art, & lighting are located next door @ 408 Trout Gulch, open as of 12/15/12.

Caroline’s is located in charming Aptos Village:
402 Trout Gulch Road & 408 Trout Gulch Road
Aptos, CA 95003
Business Hours:
M-F 11a-6p
Sat & Sun 12-5p

We gladly accept donations seven days a week during our regular store hours: M-F 11a-6p and Sat & Sun 12-5p.

Donations are received on our back porch. There is usually a volunteer available to help you unload your vehicle.

We welcome all new or gently used items – children’s toys and clothing, men and women’s clothing, sporting goods, frames and art, furniture, dishes, linens, and other household items. If you have a special talent (gardening, painting, sewing, quilting, etc.) and would like to donate time or treasures we will gladly receive them.