Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Salvation Army of Port Chester, New York
This week I've decided to take a little break from my extreme consumer habits. I wanted to showcase and shine the spotlight on a really great thrift store and an amazing organization.
The Salvation Army of Port Chester, NY is a thrift store that I have come to visit very frequently.
With great honesty and profound ignorance, when I initially visited this store, I thought that it would be dirty and contain nothing but raggedy clothes; even still, I wanted to give it a try.
I first visited the Salvation Army this summer and upon leaving I purchased 6 designer items for a combined total of $20. Among these items was an Anne Klein skirt and blouse and Cole Haan Flats.
None of these items where neither dirty nor raggedy, and in fact were only mildly worn.
After returning to the Salvation Army numerous times, I became more curious about this great organization. I made friends with the employees and they told me that people of all socioeconomic classes and races come to this particular Salvation Army. Because of the area in which this Salvation Army is located, people from the wealthiest counties in Westchester donate their clothes, shoes and other items. Some of these counties include; Rye Brook, Greenwich, Larchmont, Rye, Old Greenwich, and other affluent, neighboring towns.
What’s most amazing about this Salvation Army and all the Salvation Army’s across the U.S and internationally, is whenever you make a purchase, a percentage of your money goes to those in need.
For more information on the Salvation Army, visit Salvation Army USA.
For more information about the Salvation Army of Port Chester, below is a link for directions and a contact number.Salvation Army of Port Chester