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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Meet Maggie: Living The Best Life

Meet Maggie: Living The Best Life

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities. Maggie is the exact reason why The Arc is successful in its mission, and she is also the face of Arc’s Value Village...
Confessions of a First-Year-Thrifter

Confessions of a First-Year-Thrifter

BMW and rusty old jeep. Starched linen J.Crew portfolio dress and soft plaid old lumberjack. Luis Vuitton Alma handbag and drug store pleather fanny pack. Choices and contradictions guide my style. I have a taste for the finer things in life and a deep appreciation for the simply simple. As I approach my one-year anniversary...
Reuse today and support Arc’s Value Village!

Reuse today and support Arc’s Value Village!

By Sam Graves, Intern We all know we should reuse items, but do we know why? How do we know if something is “good” enough to be reused? In advance of National Reuse Day October 20, here are a few tips on how you can tell if something is worth reusing, why reusing is important...
Plaidurday

Plaidurday

By Bridget Deehr, Social Media Intern How to Wear Plaid This Season We’re feeling the chill of fall and grabbing our light sweaters and jackets to bundle up. Want to add warm layers to your style? Look no further than the amazing selection at Arc’s Value Village for fall fashion essentials at a price that...
Villager for a Day

Villager for a Day

Are you following our Lead Stylist Michelle Raven (@thriftstylist) on Instagram? If not, you’re missing out! Here’s why she’s a must-follow: Real-time scoop on awesome finds at Arc’s Value Village stores – When our stylist shares a post featuring a great pair of vintage Frye boots in your size for just $24.99, you hurry over...