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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10 reasons Arc’s Value Village Bloomington's grand opening should go on your calendar NOW

10 reasons Arc’s Value Village Bloomington’s grand opening should go on your calendar NOW

If you go: Location: Valley West Shopping Center, 10546 France Ave. South in Bloomington (France Ave & Old Shakopee Rd, by Cub Foods) Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. December 6 with scheduled events throughout the day Event website We’ve been working hard to prepare our fifth store location for our grand opening celebration happening...
Thrifty and Stylish Weddings

Thrifty and Stylish Weddings

Planning my upcoming wedding has been an all-consuming part of life as of late.   As anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows all too well, there are so many details to tend to and so many decisions to be made, both big and small. I’ve learned that a clearly defined theme can help guide those...
Easing Into Thrifting

Easing Into Thrifting

by Sally McGraw, Guest Stylist at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers I’ve been thrifting since I was 12 and I’ll be thrifting until I’m 112. I’m the type of person who sets her mind to a task and doesn’t stop until the task has been completed, which makes me an ideal thrift...
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...
So Many Fabulous Looks to Try; So Little Time!

So Many Fabulous Looks to Try; So Little Time!

In just 75 minutes, with the help of Michelle Dustin, The Arc’s highly acclaimed personal shopper & stylist, you will walk away a whole new you – with a stylish new wardrobe to match! Not only will our personal shopper hand-pick clothing and accessories just for you, she’ll also provide you with valuable tips on...