Thrift Shop: A quarter of a million

Thanks to our donors, customers and volunteers, the Ridgefield Thrift Shop is awarding more than $250,000 in grants to 55 non-profit organizations that benefit residents of our town and surrounding communities. Think about the magnitude of this — a quarter of a million dollars generated through recycling, repurposing and reselling donated goods.

Our 2018 grants are 62.5% higher than last year with a 30% increase in the number of organizations receiving assistance. Our recipients are broadly grouped into seven categories: arts and culture, community outreach, community service, health, nature/conservation, seniors, and youth. If you attend family programs or concerts, need assistance with food, safety, health, or emergency services, enjoy the natural beauty of Ridgefield, or use the many services available to our seniors and youth, chances are the Ridgefield Thrift Shop supports that organization.

The Thrift Shop has been very successful in our new location at 21B Governor Street, with a significant increase in our sales and donated merchandise. Our volunteer core has strengthened to more than 80 people who work very hard to carry out our mission. We encourage you to bring unwanted clothing and merchandise to the shop and, importantly, to shop at the store Monday through Friday from noon to 4 and Saturday from 10 to 2. Together, we can help our neighbors and the vibrant community we call home.