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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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:...
Apartment Life (Made Easy)

Apartment Life (Made Easy)

My first apartments were shared, as a student and then as a newlywed. And now after … well after many years I’m back living in an apartment. I no longer own a lawn mower, a hose, a rake or a snow shovel. Love it. This past winter I just enjoyed snowstorms and didn’t have to...
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...
Chalk Paint: No Pain, All Pleasure

Chalk Paint: No Pain, All Pleasure

At the Junk Bonanza this last weekend, we gave away this very cute bar along with the accessories and a $100 gift card from Value Village. The paint product that was used on the buffet cabinet turned bar is from a British company called Annie Sloan and is called Chalk Paint™ and was developed about...