Tag Archives: donate children’s clothing

#ImpactThriftDoesHalloween

A bowler hat, plaid blazer, striped pants, a pencil skirt, white blouse, little string bow tie, hip hop jeans or a plaid flannel shirt… Some glitter, costume jewelry or pages from a book… These are the beginnings… or the bones if you will… of a great Thrifted Halloween Costume! Halloween costumes can be spooky or they can be fun… Looking for […]

Create a (temporary) New Family Member!

Days are getting chilly and the leaves are starting to change color… Fall is in the air! Nothing says Fall like a friendly scarecrow welcoming your guests… or scaring away crows! This is a great family-friendly project or project for a fall birthday party, scout troop or youth group. At Impact Thrift, we’ve created a kit […]

#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 […]

Back to School “Selfie” Shopping

There are always some kids who show up the first week of school “dressed to the 9’s”. These kids (and their parents) study the trends and shop the boutiques. They don’t seem to mind spending a small fortune on the most up-to-date, back to school looks. Other, dare we say… smarter kids, wait a bit […]

Be Prepared… The Famous Girl Scout Motto put to the test!

Collection Drive Scheduled? Check. Flyers distributed? Check. Donations packed? Check. Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts purchased for breakfast? Check. Even with their i’s dotted and their t’s crossed,  Girl Scout Troops #2270, #21339 and #2508 from Chalfont woke up on Saturday, March 29th to find that their collection drive would be, well, a bit damp.   Not […]

I give because… I CAN!

Do you notice that the “Holiday Season” seems to start earlier and earlier every year? This year, one particular big-box retailer started their shop-for-Christmas television commercials BEFORE Halloween! We are told that buying, buying, buying is the expected mode for the season. Whether it is Black Friday or Cyber Monday, shopping and spending money on […]

Share your Story – Philadelphia Home Show Ticket Giveaway

Our friend, Denise Sabia of The Painted Home, a Featured Designer at this year’s Philadelphia Home Show, has invited Impact Thrift Stores to partner in her Craft Room display!  She will be demonstrating how to use Impact Thrift Store finds in unexpected ways… or expected ways with a twist! The show runs from February 2 through […]

Baby… It’s Cold Outside! Part 2 – Warm Winter Mittens DIY

The debate continues… Which is more important in winter, to keep your hands warm or your head warm? Both of course! And what better way to keep your hands, your head and your heart warm, than by re-purposing and up-cycling old wool sweaters into new (to you), warm mittens and hats! This post tackles Warm Winter Mittens […]

Baby… It’s Cold Outside! Part 1 – A Warm Winter Hat DIY

Bbbbrrrr… Winter is here for sure! And what better way to keep your hands, your head and your heart warm, than by re-purposing and up-cycling old wool sweaters into new (to you), warm mittens and hats! Do you have an old favorite wool sweater that you don’t wear anymore? Perhaps it is too small, has some holes […]