Welcome to the Thrift Shop of Ypsilanti!

 

 

FRIGID WEATHER ALERT!

We are doing our best to keep the shop open during regular hours.But the Arctic weather isn’t making it easy!

As a result of the sub-zero temperatures—not to mention snow and ice—some of our volunteers may not be able to get to the shop for their shifts, which means the shop will not open.

So until there’s a break in the weather, you might want to call the shop if you plan to drop in. 734-483-1226

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and will resume our regular practice of closing when the Ypsilanti public schools close for bad weather as soon as possible.

Thank you all from the Ypsi Thrift Shop!

A huge thank-you to everyone who donated ugly Christmas sweaters and to those of you who stopped in on December 1—the last First Friday of the year—and bought them! Those of us who worked that shift had such a good time helping customers choose the perfectly ugliest sweaters for them to wear to their parties.  It was our most successful First Friday of the year, and we are very grateful.  All of the shop profits support local charities and individuals in need in the Ypsilanti area, so you really helped us make a difference!

We are thankful for the support you showed to our efforts all year long and look forward to having more shopping fun with you next year.  We will be participating in First Fridays again, beginning in April 2018.  In the meantime, please stop in during our regular business hours. We have a lot of great winter essentials—warm coats and jackets, scarves and mufflers, boots, fleece clothing, and the like.

Best wishes for a happy new year from all of us at the shop!

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MEET THE VOLUNTEER—ROSIE THE RIVETER VIRGINIA BASLER

Get to know Virginia, someone else you might meet at the Thrift Shop.

Click on the About Us tab to get to know our very own Rosie!

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Come visit the Thrift Shop for a great selection of winter merchandise!!!

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Want to help your community?  We’re looking for volunteers!

We have been so busy during the past year that we’re looking for new volunteers to join us in our efforts to help people in need in our community.  You can participate in two ways.

  • Become a member, where you commit to 3 ½ hours of work each month—a shift in the sales room or in the marking room.  You will be trained (it’s easy!) in whichever of those tasks you choose. 
  • Volunteer to do a particular task—tidying up the sales floor, helping sort donations and place them in the shop, etc.—in whatever time you can spare.

We are also looking for someone who can help us with our Web site.  Got skills?  We sure could use them!

You can pick up a volunteer application at the shop, 14 S. Washington in downtown Ypsi, during regular business hours, or call the shop (734-483-1226) and leave a message.  Our volunteer coordinator will be happy to get back to you.

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary at the Ypsi Fourth Parade!

What better way to celebrate our 75 years of support for local charities than participating in the oldest continuous Fourth of July parade in Michigan? The parade has been going on even longer than the Thrift Shop! We had a wonderful time!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.

Special thanks to John Allesee of Saline, member of the Detroit Area Corvair Club, for driving his classic Corvair station wagon for us!

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The Thrift Shop is now officially registered with Kroger Community Rewards!  You can register your Kroger Plus card online or by calling the number included in the directions and choosing the Ypsilanti Thrift Shop as your designated charity.  Once you’ve completed the process, 3.5% of every purchase you make at Kroger will be placed in the Thrift Shop account.  It’s completely free, and a wonderful way to help our community!! Click on the ‘News” tab above for full details and directions!

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Winter fashions are here!

Stop by the shop and fill your closet with coats, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, turtlenecks, hoodies, long-sleeved tees, slacks, jeans, & more!!

NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY!!

We have a large selection of clothing to fit all ages and sizes! Also household items, kitchenware, linens, books, music, jewelry, shoes, hats, picture frames, wall art, fabric, crafts,  toys, and holiday decorations!!!

The shop is conveniently located in downtown Ypsilanti. All items sold are 100% quality donations. All staff is volunteer.
Please note: We only accept cash.

HOURS
The Thrift Shop of Ypsilanti is open from 10:00am-3:45pm Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm.
 
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INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE: Please note that we may need to open late or close early on days when there is the threat of bad weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and urge everyone to please call ahead before heading over to the shop if the weather is bad.