Tag Archives: recycle clothing

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 […]

Ruined? Maybe… Upcycle? Yes!

Oh my goodness… This sweater is ruined! Has this ever happened to you? One day, you wear your favorite, go-to sweater to work. You look polished and professional. Unfortunately, someone cleaned the conference room table with a bleach cleaner right before you sit down for meeting and a line of bleach ruins your fabulous navy […]

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 […]

From Donations… to Furry Friends… Pennypack Pays it Forward

If you are wondering if your younger children are old enough to participate in community service projects, all you have to do is take one look at a group of fourth graders from Pennypack Elementary, and there’s your answer… YES! These enthusiastic ten year olds are participating in the Impact LIVE Leadership Program, and are […]

Back to School… Impact Thrift Style!

Wait a minute… didn’t Summer just get started? It may feel that way, but September is here, which means that Back to School shopping has begun! Color… The Fall 2012 color forecast is an unexpected mix of darks, brights, and neutrals. Think dark chocolate brown with a splash of pumpkin orange… titanium gray and honey gold…deep olive […]

Impact LIVE Goes to Summer Camp!

  ~by Tamika Miller 14 vocational students are participating in the Impact LIVE leadership program; which will provide Variety Club campers with a hands-on opportunity to plan, organize, advertise and carryout this community service project, while learning about the concepts of charity, reducing-re-using and recycling waste, and having a positive impact on the community. All […]

From Runway to Real Life… Secrets of a Fashionista for Busy Women

On any given day you probably have a thousand errands to run, put in an eight hour workday, chauffeur kids to activities and sports practices, all the while playing catch up from yesterday and the day before… Who has time to study and translate the crazy, ever-changing fashion trends into Real Life Fashion for the […]

Repurpose Pretty Baubles for Mom!

Every mom deserves something pretty for Mother’s Day!   But how to provide pretty on a thrifter’s budget?  Try our fun and easy bead and ribbon necklace!  A great idea for kids because no sewing or special skills are needed.  Just a little knot tying and love! Here’s how: Gather your supplies: • A string […]

A Mega Thrift Store Grand Opening!

The look on your faces said it all! Stunned… Overwhelmed… Awestruck… Or maybe that was the look on our faces as we watched the crowds assemble early Saturday morning of Feasterville Grand Opening Day, April 21, 2012.  “How many people do you think are out there?” “The line goes all the way past the Acme!” “Where […]

Bucking the National Trend

You may have noticed the trend in recent years… one big box store after the next closing their doors.  Others are shrinking their footprint and coming up with smaller versions of themselves.  This way they can open more store fronts situated closer to each other and appear more community focused. At Impact Thrift Stores, we’re […]