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Our Thrifty Shopper stores provide second-hand clothing at discounted prices as well as used household linens, furniture and other items. But it's not just these gently used goods that find a second life.

True or False: We can use that lone sock, the shoe without a match, the shirt with a rip or stain. TRUE!  We recycle the donations that cannot be sold in our stores in other ways, such as selling tattered clothing as rags. We make sure nearly every item donated to and received is used to generate revenue. This in turn helps to fund our programs, which provide services to those who are hungry and homeless in our communities.

Bottom line: We embrace a social responsibility to our environment and recycle products, including salvage items, at every level to generate revenue to help those in need within our communities, all while making our home a "greener" and cleaner place to live!


Recently I’ve been making small changes to improve sustainability around the house, which led me to researching the benefits of cloth napkins instead of paper ones. When I found out that using cloth napkins at home was overall a more sustainable choice, I set out to find enough to...

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In this Going Green segment that aired on Time Warner Cable, Terry Ettinger looks at how the Rescue Mission makes great use of used textiles, like clothes, bed sheets and towels. In fact, 95 percent of used textiles can be reused. Donations are brought to the Rescue Mission Warehouse...

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The countdown is on. Parents, you know what we’re talking about … less than two weeks before winter break starts. How are you going to keep the kids busy?? While we can’t offer you an endless stream of activities to keep the kids from uttering “I’m bored” every five...

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The holiday chaos has ended – take a breather! Do you like to regroup between Christmas and New Year’s, enjoying the festiveness of your holiday décor now that the rush is over? Or, do you like to start the New Year with a clean slate, getting your decorations packed...

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People decide to make positive changes in their life every day. However, New Year’s Day is by far the most popular day to initiate those changes. That’s right – we are talking about the New Year’s resolution. Our Thrifty Shopper team has long been committed to a “Green” philosophy....

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Keep your unwanted textiles out of landfills while helping those within your community! In commemoration of America Recycles Day, OCRRA and Destiny USA will host a textile drop-off event from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday in the Destiny USA parking area off Solar Street and all items (clothing,...

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