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 November, 2012

The Top 10 White Elephant Gift Finds at Arc’s Value Village this year!

Occasionally donated items arrive that make staff and volunteers look at each other and wonder, “What in the world?”  We’ve assembled our favorite holiday head scratching finds in a top 10 Arc’s Value Village White Elephant gift list just in time for the holiday season!  Do you give gag gifts or exchange white elephant gifts with friends...
The Arc Minnesota Awards

The Arc Minnesota Awards

Meet Karen Bendtsen, The Arc Minnesota Awards 2012 Teacher of the Year Seeing her students progress, develop new interests and tackle new challenges – this is what Karen Bendtsen, The Arc Minnesota Awards 2012 Teacher of the Year, finds most rewarding about her job. The Arc Minnesota Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose work creates...
Behind the Scenes Scoop:  A Value Village Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes Scoop: A Value Village Photo Shoot

Mindee is a regular VV shopper, bopping in whenever she has a few moments to spare.  She rarely leaves without a treasure or two – maybe she’ll snag a fab pair of heels, a cool toy for her young boys or some other unique find. As a lover of all things Value Village, Mindee was...
Set a Spectacular Table this Holiday Season

Set a Spectacular Table this Holiday Season

You can find everything you need at our Merry Thriftmas Shops November 3 through December 23.  Create a very festive event with a spectacular holiday table.  Everything on this feature table (minus cookies and flowers) is from Arc’s Value Village.  It took a little time and some creativity but all that paid off with a really lovely...