Tag Archives: community collection drive

Spring Clean + Earth Day = Donate + Recycle

When an equation balances… the results can be spectacular! Spring Clean + Earth Day = Donate + Recycle! Friday, April 22 is Earth Day but we like to think that EVERY day is Earth Day! Every merchandise donation you make to Impact Thrift, helps to keep those items out of land fills and puts most back in service! Every […]

Honoring Dr. King with Goods… for a Greater Good

 Regional Collection Drive Event Monday, January 11 through Monday January 18, 2016 At Impact Thrift Stores, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s legacy and teachings into acts of service and generosity that empower and strengthen our local communities. To honor the life and works of Dr. King, Impact Thrift […]

Thrift = Love

Impact Thrift has a crush and we want to shout it from the rooftops…. We LOVE our Donors! Although we appreciate our donors all year round, we really felt the love during our Donor Appreciation Days.  Between January 10th and February 7th, over 2,000 donors brought their donated items to Impact Thrift Stores and as […]

#Thanks4GivingPhilly

Gratitude. Thankfulness. Grace. The Thanksgiving holiday as we know it, started as a simple gathering to offer thanks for surviving a particularly harsh winter and the subsequent bountiful harvest season. It has evolved into a family-filled gathering, complete with turkey and football. But the true spirit of Thanksgiving is very strong in our local communities. All over the region, community […]

The Art and Challenge of Thrift

In the thrift business we juggle and balance…  On the one hand, thrift is able to provide a remarkable value to shoppers who need to live within a tight budget, students, families and individuals who have limited funds to spend on necessities. Not to mention those folks who simply enjoy the thrill of the hunt […]

A Summer of Wishes

IN a perfect world, teachers wouldn’t have to think twice about the tools they need in their classroom.  They would be provided with those items, healthy snacks, art supplies and more… the items they need to educate our children in a fun, safe and creative way. In reality, that perfect world does not exist. School budgets are constantly slashed […]

Plant a Giving Tree

The Giving Tree started with a simple wish… “I wanted my children to know that not every child lives in the same reality and not every adult has a support system at their fingertips.” says The Giving Tree Founder, Bridget Leary. With that wish, The Giving Tree was planted. The Giving Tree, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization […]

Liberated to Lead… a Passion to Serve

~by Tamika Miller Question…What does a senior from Wissahickon High School, a freshman from Temple University Ambler, and a senior from Delaware Valley College all have in common? Answer… these 3 students stepped up to the plate, in extraordinary ways, to partner with Impact Thrift Stores to support families and children in need. By partnering with Impact […]

It’s Not Rocket Science!

~ By Tamika Miller You’re ready to have a collection drive…now what? What do you do first? Who do you contact? What types of donations do we accept? Wait a minute…slow down…take a deep breath. Planning a collection drive is not as hard as you think. It’s not rocket science! (Although rocket science is not […]

The Next Generation of Super Heroes: Karl Leisch

Impacting Lives…One Donation at a Time ~ by Tamika Miller  Senior year in high school…a time when many students are self-absorbed with updating their Facebook status, ruling the twitter universe, and worrying about dates for the prom. At that age, life is theirs for the taking…the world is at their fingertips…at their disposal. After all, […]