The roaring 20’s – the era of “flappers, dappers and dames” gave birth to Jazz, Art Deco, the Lindy Hop and The Great Gatsby. Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Prohibition reigned supreme. The 1920’s also marked the opening of The Thrift Shop of Boston- the city’s longest running thrift store. Community minded volunteer women came together to create a shop to sell donated goods to people of lesser economic means. Over the years, the shop expanded on that mission, to raise funds for various charitable organizations. Since the 1980’s, The Thrift Shop of Boston has contributed over 1 million dollars to The Home for Little Wanderers. Help us celebrate 90 years in business this weekend – all clothing is 50% off!
Photo from 1989 at the 640 Centre St, Jamaica Plain location.
L-R: Former Board Member Nan Newell, current Thrift Shop President Anne Robertson, beloved long time manager Betty Bruno and staff member Agnes Nolan
Mayor Walsh had some kind words to say about The Thrift Shop of Boston and our mission to help local children and families. For more information about The Home for Little Wanderers, please visit www.thehome.org.
Also, check out this link to a recent Wicked Local article!
Mayor Walsh is coming to The Thrift Shop of Boston.
He’ll be cutting a ribbon in front of our new location at 33 Corinth Street around 12:00pm, and we’ll officially open our doors for business! There’s good cause for celebration – Everything in the shop will be 50% off. Please join us on Tuesday, April 12th anytime from 12:00pm to 5:00pm for great savings. Your purchase helps support the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children and families.
Thank You to all who helped make our move possible –
The TJX Companies, Inc. Bank of America
Allegheny Contract Flooring, Inc. Altro USA Reflex Lighting Group, Inc.
Bucket Brigade Volunteers
CBRE — Global Workplace Solutions
City of Boston
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
District 5 City Councillor Tim McCarthy
Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu
The Office of Business Development
The Office of Neighborhood Development
The Office of Neighborhood Services
The Cooperative Bank
Extra Space Storage
Forrester Flooring Company
Harrison Refrigeration & Appliance
Liberty Builders & Custom Carpentry
Meeting House Bank
Roslindale Village Main Street
Roundel 47 LLC
Wall Paper City
Time to upgrade that wardrobe! Shop with us this weekend (Friday 3/25, Saturday 3/26, Monday 3/28) and save 50% off all clothing! The Thrift Shop of Boston has what you need to look fresh and feel good about it too – Your purchase helps support the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children and families. For more information about The Home for Little Wanderers and its programs, please visit www.thehome.org.