For the past seven months I have been working with Value Village to bring helpful articles to my readers on everything from busting myths about thrifting to having fun with vintage dishes in your backyard to money-saving tips for back to school. It’s been fun and I love that they have encouraged Life in Pleasantville to share useful information with readers and not just a “sales pitch”.
I haven’t shared very much about Value Village as a company in the last seven months and it’s been hard, because I actually adore them. Value Village is a company that does a lot of good and since it’s December and it’s all about the giving, I thought I’d end my last post of the year for Value Village by sharing what they give back in our communities.
- When you donate your used goods to a Value Village, you’re helping to support local nonprofits such as the Canadian Diabetes Association, Developmental Disabilities Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
- Over the past 10 years alone, Value Village has paid over 150 nonprofit offices $1.5 billion which helps fund their community programs and services.
- Customers can earn up to 30% off their entire purchase with Value Village’s new donor program.
- Value Village gives a second life to over 1.8 million pounds of reusable items every single every day….that’s equivalent to 600 midsize cars.
- Value Village is one of the largest recyclers in the world and diverts more than 650 million pounds of quality goods from going into landfills each year.
When I donate my used (and sometimes new) items to Value Village I feel good about that because I know that my donation will keep on giving….to the person who got a bargain, to the environment with one less item in landfill and to the charities that benefit from Value Village’s generosity. I also know that when I seek out bargains myself in their stores I’m still giving. It’s a shopping experience that truly gives all year round.
The next time you have items to donate consider dropping them at your local Value Village and if you’ve turned your nose up at thrifting in the past, be sure to check out their bright, organized stores and you might find yourself hooked.