It began in 1942 with twelve members. Today, the San Jose Auxiliary for Children, 300 volunteers strong, continues to raise funds for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford that go directly to fund uncompensated and under-compensated care.

The Thrift Box is a unique and popular second-hand store filled with quality new and nearly-new treasures and bargains. The all volunteer staff accepts donations during business hours, processes merchandise for sale, waits on customers, stocks racks and shelves, creates window displays, and sees to all the business and legal details involved in running a non-profit.

The Thrift Box is truly community-supported with donations and devoted shoppers. Items that cannot be used at the Thrift Box are given to another local charity.