Thrift Shop Tallies Best Sale Day Ever
Some prime sale items; click to learn
more about the Thrift Shop
In November 2018, the City's
held its customary Anniversary Sale to rave reviews, earning the most proceeds ever from the one-day event in its 43-year history. Total sales were almost
, a huge increase over previous sales records.
Thorough preparation was the key to success: store staff and volunteers began in September by setting aside luxury apparel, handbags, jewelry, and by organizing holiday merchandise and décor. The store was closed the day before the sale while a group of 30 moms and daughters from the National Charities League of Mercer Island helped staff and volunteers create a winter holiday wonderland. On sale day, customers enjoyed a storewide discount of 30%, while staff served up coffee, cider and refreshments, and a team of four cashiers rang up 603 customers with 3,538 items.
Special thanks to Mercer Island supporters and all loyal Thrift Shop customers!
The Mercer Island Thrift Shop (MITS) is a revenue-generating component of the City of Mercer Island's Youth and Family Services Department, and supports programs such as school based counseling, youth development, individual and family counseling, senior adult outreach, substance abuse, and emergency family assistance.
Learn more at www.mercerislandthrift.org or stop by and ask a manager for a tour.