The Green Caboose in Hackensack is operated by the Hackensack University Medical Center Auxiliary.
The Green Caboose thrift shop sells donated items such as gently used clothing, jewelry, children’s toys and books, holiday items, and a broad selection of household articles. There is always a surprise or two among the spacious rows of merchandise. The profits generated from sales are donated back to the medical center.
Founded by the Hackensack University Medical Center Auxiliary and originally housed in the historic Anderson Street train station since 1962, the thrift shop became an integral part of the community. In January 2009, it was destroyed in a fire. The Green Caboose then relocated to Orchard Street where services continued until July 2016.
The Green Caboose looks to continue its services once a new location has been secured where it not only produces income for the medical center but provides two important services to the community: previously owned items are given a new lease on life; and those looking to clean out attics and basements have an ideal donation destination.
For more information about the Green Caboose, please visit the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation website at: hackensackumc.org/donate