Small, independent, non-for-profit thrift shop located in Roslindale Village is in search of a part time sales associate. The shop is run by a dedicated group of volunteers, along with the shop manager, assistant manager, and a few part time staff members. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm. The position for hire is for 2 days (16 hours) per week- including weekends and around holidays. Starting hourly rate is competitive with the retail non-profit industry.
The ideal candidate has a flexible schedule, an eye for space and design, retail/customer service experience, physically fit enough to carry furniture and donations (i.e. boxes weighing 50 lbs). Ideally, you are fun, personable and interested in working in a very busy non-for-profit retail environment. Duties include running a cash register, assisting customers, receiving donations, moving furniture and donations, and organizing and cleaning the retail space.
Our customers and donors represent diverse and international populations, and the organization strives to include a staff that reflects this wonderful diversity. We believe that embracing staff with perspectives on marginalized groups must be centered in the work that we do. Thus, people of color, LGBTQ, women and bilingual/international candidates are strongly urged to apply.
All proceeds from the shop benefit The Home for Little Wanderers- A family and child service agency whose mission is to ensure the healthy behavioral, emotional, social and educational development and physical well-being of children and families living in at-risk circumstances.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com
Erika Tarantal visited The Shop and spoke with our volunteers, shop manager and customers about the type of work that we do for the community. Click on the link to see this wonderful news piece about your favorite local thrift shop!
The fall auction is now on display at the check out counter. Place your bids now through Tuesday, October 8th at 5:00pm. At that time, a live auction will take place! All proceeds benefit The Home for Little Wanderers!
The Thrift Shop of Boston’s mission is two-fold – Provide the community with affordable clothing and household goods, while raising money for The Home for Little Wanderers. The organization is largely volunteer run, and due to their collective talents, hard work and commitment to this end, The Thrift Shop’s fundraising efforts have reached a new milestone! This week, The Thrift Shop of Boston presented The Home for Little Wanderers with a check for $150,000 – the most the organization has contributed since opening for business in 1926. Congratulations to the volunteers – they give so much of their time and energy, and The Shop’s success is predicated on their service.
Eclectic mix of handwoven, mid-century and vintage home goods and decor. This amazing lot also features some high end audio as well as original pressings of classic albums. Bang and Olufsen, KLH, RCA Victrola, Steuben, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Brian Eno, Rose Medallion, Folk Art etc. This auction is located behind the cash register and is open until Thursday, May 3rd at 5:00pm. Bid as many times as you like. A live auction will take place at the conclusion of the silent auction.
Call the shop if interested in making a bid!
All proceeds from the sale of the auction benefit The Home for Little Wanderers!
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.