OUR THIRFT SHOP IS VOLUNTEER-DRIVEN | Last year our volunteers logged 11,000 hours sorting, pricing, and running the shop.
Assistance League Thrift Shop opened its doors in 2001, under the name Nearly New. Located just minutes south of Minneapolis, we offer a wide variety of gently used items including upscale clothing, quality furniture, housewares, books, collectibles, shoes, linens, art, and jewelry—all at great values.
Unlike other area for-profit thrift shops and consignment shops, our shop is operated and staffed by volunteers, except for one paid employee. Our volunteers logged some 11,000 hours from June 2013 to May 2014 sorting and pricing donations and running the shop. 90% of the net income from the shop goes directly to our programs and back into the community.
Customers love our shop because of its high quality donations and friendly volunteers. And they like knowing their dollars go back to the community through our many programs.
We welcome donations of clean, gently used quality items. Because Assistance League is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax-deductible.