National Thrift Store Day

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Celebrate National Thrift Store Day with your library! Gather mugs and silverware from thrift stores to stock your breakroom with reusable alternatives. Find creative decorations at construction salvage and second hand store such as Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Shopping second hand keeps usable good out of the landfill, is more affordable, and reduces the demand for resources that would be used in manufacturing and shipping. Even better, many thrift stores raise money for charitable organizations. 

Clean out your closet events are another way to gather donations for your local thrift store. Hold a clothing drive to collect items for a charitable organization's thrift store and offer service hours for teens when they send in a picture. Hosting a clothing swap for your community can bring people together to collect and shop, with the remains being donated.