Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores began in 1982 and provide vital funding for The Arc Greater Twin Cities. The Arc Greater Twin Cities provides programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families here in the Twin Cities Metro Area.


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Monthly archive October, 2012
Kick Off Your Holiday Season by Volunteering

Kick Off Your Holiday Season by Volunteering

About 150,000 holiday ornaments and decorations are currently in storage awaiting an army of elves to sort, unpack and put them out on the sales floor at Arc’s Value Village.  In a week’s time, down goes Halloween and up goes Merry Thriftmas, looking festive and jolly by the time the doors open on Saturday, November...
Dress-up Costume Bins

Dress-up Costume Bins

Now is a great time to start planning what you are going to do for all those kids on your Christmas list.  It’s also a great time to shop for costumes. Last year I decided to do something different for Christmas gifts.  I gave my nephew and two nieces dress up bins full of costume...
Fall 2012 Colors

Fall 2012 Colors

From subdued, earth tones to bold pops of electric color, this fall’s palette is diverse.  With a broad range of fall-friendly hues, you can add accent pieces in any of these shades to easily & inexpensively update your look.  Select a color or two that works with your pre-existing wardrobe and compliments your coloring.  Then...
He's a Hard Worker & a Volunteer Too!

He’s a Hard Worker & a Volunteer Too!

October is Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, and Arc’s Value Village is proud to employ several people with disabilties at its stores and to have many others who volunteer with us on a regular basis. One outstanding volunteer is Alex Lindblad, who volunteers every Monday, accepting donations at the donor door at Arc’s Value Village Richfield....

Meredith’s Wedding

I never planned to have a “green” wedding…it’s something my husband Tom and I kind of fell into. When I envisioned the day, I wanted a collected, backyard party look. With a good excuse to shop, I grabbed loads of vintage items from Arc’s Value Village, happy that the purchases for our big day were...
Thrifting in Thirty Minutes or Less

Thrifting in Thirty Minutes or Less

Maybe you’re just stopping in over your lunch break, browsing while waiting on an oil change, or otherwise crunched for time. Being short on time doesn’t have to result in a shortage of great thrifted treasures!  With these four simple tips, you’ll be able to quickly & efficiently navigate your favorite thrift store and maximize...