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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Posts tagged "Christmas Gifts"
12 Months of Gathering...for the BEST Gift Giving Ever!

12 Months of Gathering…for the BEST Gift Giving Ever!

Another Christmas season has come and gone. As I take down the tinsel, box up the ornaments, and pack away my Christmas decorations, I reminisce on this past season of joy and giving. This Christmas was very special because of a crazy thought I had last January. I love Christmas and one of my favorite...


Just a Few Words About How Much We Waste: Wrapping Paper:  From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons – it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills. (EPA and Use Less Stuff). ...

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...
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...