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...
Thrift for the Earth!

Thrift for the Earth!

We Arc shoppers love to thrift for countless reasons: for the low prices, for the thrill of the hunt, for the positive social impact, and many more. But what you may or may not know is that buying secondhand merchandise—clothing especially—has a huge environmental impact. It reduces pollution of the air, water and soil Air:...
Jewelry Junkie

Jewelry Junkie

It’s time I come clean.  I’ve got a serious addiction.  The first step to recovery is to admit the truth – and the truth is, I am powerless over my addiction.  My drug of choice, you ask?  Jewelry – particularly the funky, chunky, statement stuff.  I am a self-proclaimed jewelry junkie. In an effort to...
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...