|Thursday Club still operates out of its original 1930 clubhouse on Point Loma|
The charitable Thursday Club has roots that go back to the 1920s when they organized. Now, nearly a century later, the group’s sole existence is to provide financial help to charitable groups throughout the San Diego area.
One of the group’s biggest fundraisers is the annual Rummage sale that will be held at the Balboa Park Activity Center March 9 (9 am 4 pm) and March 10 (10 am to 2 pm). Parking is free as is admission to the sale.
Noted for its wide selection of new and gently-used merchandise, the 92nd annual event devotes all proceeds to groups like:
--Balboa Park Activity Center
--Elementary Institute of Science
--Disabled Services Advisory Council, Senior Services
--Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
--John Brockington Foundation
--Museum of Photographic Arts
--Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
--Point Loma High School Pointer Association
--San Diego Floral Association
--San Diego VeloYouth
--United Through Reading
--Urban Corps of San Diego County
The Thursday Club was formed in 1921 when four young women proposed the beginnings of a club that would combine social activities with worthwhile civic and benevolent projects. It wasn’t until 1927, when The Thursday Club was granted the deed to a large parcel of land on a choice spot in the Sunset Cliffs area of Point Loma by Mr. John Mills of Pantages-Mills-Shreve Company, that they would realize their dream of having a clubhouse to call their own. Today, the clubhouse is renowned as a beautiful San Diego wedding and event venue with timeless Spanish architecture and expansive ocean views.
Over the years, The Thursday Club has grown and thrived, but the core values and traditions remain the same. In fulfillment of our founding members’ vision, The Thursday Club continues to participate in fundraising activities as well as service projects, both large and small.
Certainly the most well-known is the Annual Rummage Sale held in Balboa Park every spring, recognized as the best bargain shopping experience in all of San Diego. This annual sale offers half of its proceeds to various entities within Balboa Park, the crown jewel of San Diego. The remaining funds raised at the Rummage Sale are granted to San Diego community philanthropies. The Thursday Club is proud to partner with so many well deserving charities to benefit all of San Diego.