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Thrift Store Fun – Top Reason to Shop is Charity!

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Thrift Store Fun – Top Reason to Shop is Charity!

You never know what treasures you’ll find.

For people who favor shopping malls and department stores, a thrift store may be a little scary. After all, the clothing items are used and there’s no telling who wore them or what they were doing when they did so. The fact is the clothes in thrift stores are all inspected to make sure they’re in good enough shape to go on the rack, so you don’t need to worry about threadbare or tattered items. Thrift stores also offer a bounty of second hand furniture, toys and games, old records and appliances.  As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve got 1 more reasons to try out your local thrift store.

# CHARITY

As if the rare finds, great deals and excellent costume ideas aren’t enough, most thrift stores are tied to some kind of charity, so shopping there helps to support people in need. The Salvation Army’s stores fully fund their adult rehabilitation program, including a work rehab program that operates in conjunction with the thrift shops. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has stores all over the country and helps directly benefit those in need. There’s likely an individual shop in your town as well that works with its own special charity, whether it’s benefitting the homeless or helping to shelter those with AIDS.  Spending money at thrift stores is a great way to help give back a little, whether through donations or shopping there.

In the Big Leagues – In 2009, the National Retail Federation recognized thrift stores and resale shops as a legitimate retail category.

Almost 20 percent of people they surveyed planned to do their back to school shopping at thrift stores

BY EMILIE SENNEBOGEN – HTTP://MONEY.HOWSTUFFWORKS.COM/PERSONAL-FINANCE/BUDGETING/5-REASONS-TO-SHOP-AT-THRIFT-STORE.HTM#PAGE=4


Deerfield Thrift is proud to support local charities like The Deerfield Beach Christian Ministerial Association and The American Cancer Society through our local chapter of Relay for Life.

Please visit our website for more information on how you can help us help them.

Our Mission is to provide necessary items at affordable prices to everyone and to give financial support to our charities through the sales of other items.

 

 

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