The Church Mouse Thrift Stores


Founded in May 1966, the St. Francis Solano Thrift Program was established as the support group for the education programs of the parish. For many years the organization sponsored very successful semi-annual rummage sales. On July 13, 1976, the first Church Mouse Thrift shop was opened, fully planned, decorated, staffed and stocked by volunteers.


On November 13, 1979, the second Church Mouse opened on the Sonoma Plaza. Finally, an all-under-one-roof workshop, donation and sales center was planned. This new store, the Thrift Center, a 6,000 square foot modular steel building, was erected in Aqua Caliente. It opened for business in 1984.

Combining the talents of parishioners, retirees, parents, grandparents, students & friends, the Church Mouse has grown into a thriving business dedicated to the support of more than 450 students in Sonoma Valley.

Using its organization and facilities, the Church Mouse has become a distribution center and conduit for donations all over the region.


Our Plaza Store

Downtown Sonoma

A Sonoma Valley tradition since 1979, and located on Sonoma’s historic Plaza, this store is a hidden gem amidst fine & casual dining venues, wine tasting shops, clothing stores, real estate offices, and gift shops. This location carries an array of curated odds and ends and high-end clothing, shoes, accessories.

Please note, we do not accept donations at this location, but we take them Tuesday through Saturday at our Thrift Center location at 16885 Sonoma Highway. Please call – (707) 996-5115

Downtown Sonoma Plaza Hours
15 East Napa Street | (707) 938-9797

Tues-Sat 11-5:00 | Sun 12-5:00 | Closed Mondays

front door of plaza church mouse store

Agua Caliente

Church Mouse Thrift Center

A thrift destination since it opened for business in 1984, this location is our donation and sorting, as well as sales location. This store carries a wide array of every item imaginable: furniture, clothing (baby, children, women & men), hardware, electronics, shoes, purses, holiday items, sporting goods, cookware & kitchenware, toys, crafts, books, frames, and anything else you can imagine.

Agua Caliente Thrift Center
16885 Sonoma Highway | (707) 996-5115

Thrift Center Shop: Tues-Sun  9:30-5:00 (Closed Mondays)
Donation Center:  Tues-Sun 9:30-4:30 (Closed Mondays)

front of thrift center building<br />

Many hands make light work


Volunteer Opportunities
(subject to change)

St. Francis Church Mouse Thrift Stores have volunteer opportunities at both of our stores. If you enjoy working with the public and have good customer services skills, we have the job for you. Job duties would include making sales, answering the telephone, tagging and pricing merchandise and stocking. We would schedule 3-4 hour shifts, once a week on the day that you are available. If you are interested in working with friendly, caring people and helping support St. Francis Solano School, please contact the Thrift Center at (707) 996-5115.

St. Francis Family Volunteer Hours

The Church Mouse has provided a continuing, substantial subsidy to St. Francis Solano School for more than 30 years. St. Francis Solano School is the only Catholic school in the Diocese blessed to be subsidized by a thrift store. Family volunteer hours make the difference.

Each St. Francis Solano school family commits to 2 hours of volunteer work per student, per month. Hours can be completed in any of the stores or by picking up work to take home. Grandparents, in-laws, aunts, uncles, and friends may help families achieve their hours.


8th Grade Service Hours (Please check with St. Francis School as this policy is subject to change)


Thrift Center (707) 996-5115

Sonoma Plaza (707) 938-9797

front of thrift center building<br />

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 Church Mouse Thrift Center

16885 Sonoma Highway 

Boyes Hot Springs 



Church Mouse Downtown  

15 East Napa Street