Cheap Chickadee Thrift Store

Cheap Chickadee exteriorOur very own thrift store, the Cheap Chickadee, is right next door to our Center and your “go-to” source for deep discounts on clothing, household goods, and all kinds of curiosities!  Stop by and check it out.  We just might have that special item you’ve been seeking.  We gratefully accept donations that are clean and in good working order during store hours. Please scroll to the bottom if this page to see what items we are able to accept. All sales benefit the SESSC.

We have a monthly sale requiring items be put in paper bags to determine the price and Seattle stores are no longer giving paper bags!!!  If you have some, we could use a donation!  Contact Kate at (206) 722-0317.


The Cheap Chickadee Thrift Store is the cute yellow house located next door to the Southeast Seattle Senior Center:

4645 South Holly Street
Seattle, WA 98118
(just west of Rainier Ave and South Holly St.)


10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday – Thursday
(206) 760-9650

Special Discount Days

Bargain Bag Days
1st Tuesdays and Thursdays
All you can fit, up to 10 items (at $3.00 and under) in a brown bag for $5.00.

Senior Members’ Days
1st Wednesdays
Members of the Senior Center receive 40% off.


Your donations are appreciated and support important programs at the Center!  Donated items can be dropped off at the Cheap Chickadee Thrift Store, Monday through Thursday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Tax receipt and unloading help is available.

We also accept after hours donations.  If you have donations after hours donations, please leave them at the back of the Thrift Store behind the green gate.

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Rainbow Bingo – Pajama Rama

WE ARE SOLD OUT! You may request to be added to our wait list.  Call the center at the number below and leave your name and number.


In case of inclement weather or other emergency on the day of this event, check this for the latest updates.

Friday, March 9. Cost: $25.00 per ticket in advance. $25.00 Day of Event at the Door.  Location: SESSC Social Hall. This is a major fundraiser for the SESSC.  Sign Up at the Front Desk or purchase your tickets by calling the Center at 206-722-0317.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please call the Front Desk. The receptionist will be able to take your donation with a credit card over the phone.

Disappointed or marking your calendar for future Rainbow Bingo? Don’t miss the super-fun Rainbow Blingo on May 11.  Check out this page for future updates.

More Info

SESSC Casino Trips

Cost: $8.00 Members, $16.00 Non-Members

March Trip – Lucky Eagle Casino
27 spaces, no wheelchairs
Tuesday, March 27
Pickup Time from SESSC: 8:30am
Return Time: 3:00pm
More Info

Momentia Mondays

Mondays 10:30—11:30 a.m.
Location: SESSC Multipurpose Room   Facilitator: Jaime Clark, MSW, Pam Nolte, Taproot Theatre
Suggested Donation: $3.00 – $10.00


A weekly event for community members experiencing memory problems to connect, share resources, and enjoy fun and creative opportunities!  Join us in the New Year as we kick off this event with our engaging and imaginative improv classes facilitated by Taproot Theatre!  To register, contact SESSC: (206) 722-0317