The Nearly New Thrift Shop aboard Naval Station Mayport is owned and operated by the members of Navy Wives Clubs of America, Mayport #201. NWCA is a non-profit organization comprised chiefly of wives of enlisted Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. Membership is also open to those who have the same aims and goals as the organization, but who do not qualify for regular membership (e.g., associate, spouse, etc.). NWCA was chartered through the State of California in 1936 and a Federal Charter was obtained in 1985. NWCA Mayport #201 has been a local chapter on the naval station since 1959.
The Nearly New Thrift Shop is located at 709-B Everglades Ct. in Family Housing. Hours of operations are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The shop carries a wide variety of items, from children’s clothing to military uniforms. The money raised from the sale of these items is donated back to the civilian and military communities. NWCA supports such organizations as Southeastern Guide Dogs, Missing and Exploited Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, and many others. For more information call 904-270-6067.