I don’t know who decided that today is National Thrift Store Day and it’s not like any of us thrifters need a special reason to thrift shop but heck, if it gets someone new into a thrift store, all the more reason to celebrate!
Here’s why you should support thrift – not just today but always:
- Thrift shopping supports charity. Nearly all thrift shops support some kind of charitable cause either locally (like the Salvation Army) or overseas (like the World Serve I blogged about last time) or both (like Mennonite Central Committee).
- Thrift shopping supports volunteerism. Many thrift shops run almost completely on volunteer-power or with minimal staff. Volunteering is good for your physical and mental health – a great way to support your community and your favourite causes.
- Thrift shopping saves you money. Do I have to explain that?
So I did my part today and stopped by the local Sally Ann. One of the things I”ve been looking for is a new Whitecaps T-shirt for my sweetheart. We are season ticket holders and love our boys in Blue&White but their merch costs an arm and a leg. This t-shirt is in great shape and sweetheart will look fabulous while showing his team pride.
I also found this Cleo tank in great shape – it’ll come in handy next week when we’re supposed to go back to 30+C (is anyone else done with summer? I need autumn to start soon!)
And because it’s National Thrift Store Day, I got all this for $2.10. See what I mean? Get out there any/today and support your local Thrift Shop/s!
Why do you shop thrift?