The Lions Closet

The Lions Closet The Lions Closet is a non-profit thrift store that will benefit low-income families and individuals. Proceeds are donated to the blind & visually impaired.


Lions International is a non-profit charitable organization which helps communities and serves humanity in various areas. The Lions Closet will be a non-profit thrift store district project targeting both the Alameda and Contra Costa counties that will benefit low-income families and individuals by providing good usable clothing items and small housewares at a reasonably low cost. The net proceeds of the Lions Closet will be donated to the Lions Center for the Visually Impaired in Pittsburg, and the Lions Center for the Blind in Oakland. Our first “Open for Business” occurred on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the alley way at the Oakland Blind Center on Broadway Street. The opening was a success in that our goal was to sell items of clothing and we accomplished just that. Our “Lions Closet on Wheels” makes our thrift store mobile (and unique) and our next strategic plan is to operate out of the LCVI parking lot in Pittsburg and then target the local flea markets on a scheduled basis yet to be determined. In the near future, plans will be to procure a regular retail store in either county. This simple yet brilliant idea came from a visionary Lion of over 45 years of dedicated service to Lions International:

At the time: First Vice District Governor Leopoldo G. Macias

The committee consisted of Lions Leo Macias, Lilyan Sequeira , Maureen Powers, Gary Miner, Linda Griffin, Joni and Jim Shattuck, Ed Cossart and Ed Schroth. Three new committee members were later added to the team – Lions Eleanor Lew, Ed Szaky and Doris Lum. The pictures taken at our first opening on April 18, 2015 depict Lions volunteers setting up racks and tables of clothing. The day was spent giving out flyers and drawing the foot traffic to the Lions Closet in the alleyway. Lion Bill Ridle and his wife Darlene provided hot dogs, chips and a drink for the volunteers. We were also joined by none other than our PDG Denny Grotrian, Susan Grotrian and Lion Norene Miranda. Exhausting day but it was well worth it. History in the making…… A vision-- to paper--to reality. On September 1, 2016 the Lions Closet procured its retail store at 625 Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg. Our GRAND OPENING occurred a month later on October 1, 2016. The efforts of so many Lion volunteers made this happen. The Lions Closet’s mission is to become a legacy district project (in the centennial year of Lions) and uphold its image of an enterprise that helps the community with emphasis on the blind and visually impaired. Leo Macias Lilyan Sequeira
Founder Co-Founder


🎃🎃🎃🎃. The Lions Closet at 625 Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg CA, has Halloween costumes for children and adults for sale. Accessories too! Come by and browse our store. We have lots of other goodies on sale: women's blouses regularly priced at $3.00, capris and shorts at $2.00, clearance rack at $1.00, ladies slacks at $3.00 and much, much more........All proceeds go to programs and services that directly benefit the blind and the visually impaired. GREAT CAUSE and The Lions Closet is run solely by volunteers. Discount offered on Tuesdays for Seniors, Wednesday for High Schoolers and Thursday for Veterans/Military. 🎃🎃🎃🎃.


The Lions Closet is gathering clothes and shoes for the victims of the Northern California fires. We have over 100 bags of donations to sort and box for distribution. We will be working with the Lions in District 4-C2 in the coming weeks.
Sorting will occur on Saturday 10/14 and Sunday 10/15 from noon until 4:00PM - BACK PARKING LOT OF BUILDING
Bring your donations to the back parking lot of our building and help us help those affected by the fires
Thanks for your support
District 4-C3
Lions Closet
625 Railroad Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 9Any questions, contact PDG Bill Ridle @ 510-375-7054


Lions Closet Fall Sale:
Warm apparel: coats, jackets, sweaters, scarves, gloves, and ladies boots

Blowout Sale:
Shoes 20% off, Blouses $2.50, men's shirts $6.00, ladies blazers $3.00

Selected purses $1.00 to $2.00, selected blouses $1.00, selected men's shirts $2.00

Come browse the Lions Closet in Pittsburg. We are getting ready now for fall. We have some Halloween costumes available.


Yes we're open today Labor Day. Come on by and browse. Big sale going on.


The Lions Closet is having a 50% off sales on women's blouses and all jeans. Come down and might find some treasures and of course bargains. Plese share on FB with your family, friends and colleagues.


625 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30


(650) 255-2048


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