Trader Joe’s supplies Thrift Shop with 900 bags

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, known for its generous community grants, sought the community’s help last week when it ran out of bags for customers. Trader Joe’s in Danbury was ready to heed the call, delivering 900 bags. “The shop has been busy, and we were running low,” said shop manager Karen Petrazzini on Facebook. “We said specifically Trader Joe style … read more

Thrift Shop scholarships available for Ridgefield high seniors

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop is awarding five $2,000 scholarships this year. The scholarships are available to graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education at a trade school, two-year college or four-year college in the fall. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 19. Applicants should visit for details, and for a copy of the application. Applications can be mailed in or dropped off … read more

Letter: Volunteer viewpoint

To the Editor:  We moved to Ridgefield in summer of 2018, and my daughter soon discovered a thrift shop that had amazing reviews on the web. Moving from Canada, the type of Visa I held did not allow me to work, so when asked if I would be interested in volunteering at the Ridgefield Thrift Shop … I thought why … read more

Ridgefield Thrift Shop grant check paves way for Ridgefield Housing Authority’s outdoor pavilion

To the Editor: It is with heartfelt and the utmost gratitude that we at the Ridgefield Housing Authority express our thanks to the Ridgefield Thrift Shop for their grant to build an outdoor pavilion for the community of residents of the Housing Authority. This grant will address a Quality of Life issue for our residents giving them an ADA-compliant protected … read more

Danbury Hospital, Norwalk Hospital receive grants from Thrift Shop

Gen Fagan, finance committee member of The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, presented a check for $3,000 to each Danbury and Norwalk hospitals earlier this week. The donation will be used to enhance an eight week program at Danbury Hospital that provides hands-on healthcare experience to 16 through 23 year olds interested in the field by exposing them to a medical environment. … read more

Editorial: Paying it forward

From the Boys and Girls Club’s scholarship program to the historical society’s archives, to the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s “Ridgefield Ramble” — nobody had a busier week than the volunteers at the Ridgefield Thrift Shop, who have been disbursing $500,000 in grants to 71 local organizations since March 12. Beyond the trails, the club, and the historical archives, the Thrift … read more

Thrift Shop grant to support Keeler Tavern Museum’s Visitor Center

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) has received a $17,000 grant from Ridgefield Thrift Shop to help pay for the design, purchase and installation of a reception desk and information wall in its new Visitor Center. “We are immensely grateful to The Ridgefield Thrift Shop for this funding, which will help us bring the visitor reception area up to … read more

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