Donate now

Our Blog

    Displaying 1 - 10 of 51 in total

  • January 19, 2021

    Working at a Volunteers of America Thrift Store

    We are hiring at our Volunteers of America thrift stores! What does it mean to work here, and what can you expect? Let’s take a look into a day in the life at our thrift stores.

  • January 19, 2021

    4 Activities to Stay Busy While Staying at Home

    We’ve been staying home more than ever before and at this point, you may be running out of creative, fun things to do. Your Volunteers of America thrift stores are here to help! Check out these five easy activities you and your family can do while staying at home (featuring items from our thrift stores).

  • January 17, 2021

    My Necklace, My Hope - Childhood Memories of MLK

    My hope is for a unified country where everyone is treated equally, not judged by the color of their skin, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. A country where everyone is free to live, thrive and realize the American dream for themselves and for the generations to come.

  • December 17, 2020

    Make a New Year’s Resolution to Shop More Thrift

    We have the perfect New Year’s resolution for you – and we guarantee it’s super easy to keep.

  • December 17, 2020

    Give Hope: Donate Your Stuff

    This holiday season, many of us will be fortunate to receive new clothes, gadgets, and household items. But what happens to all the old items that your new gifts will replace? Consider adopting the ‘one-in, one-out’ philosophy. For every new item you receive, give away the old item you’re replacing.

  • November 16, 2020

    3 Thrifty Ways to Dress up your Thanksgiving Table

    Even if your Thanksgiving dinner is looking smaller this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautifully decorated table. Here are a few simple DIY ways to make your dinner table a showcase for Thanksgiving.

  • September 21, 2020

    The Ultimate Guide to Donating Your Stuff

    We get questions all the time about donating your stuff to our thrift stores. So, we decided to create a one stop shop for all your thrift donation needs, including how donating your unused clothing and goods builds hope for people in your community.

  • September 21, 2020

    Thrift Your Halloween

    Our thrift stores are a treasure trove of items for every conceivable costume. In this blog you'll find 6 costume ideas that you can start thrifting today!

  • August 17, 2020

    5 Tips for Finding "The Good Stuff"

    If you follow any re-sellers or thrift aficionados on social media you might wonder, how do they find all these great items? What are they doing that I’m not? We are here to give you a look into the tip and tricks that these thrift savvy shoppers use to make sure they find “the good stuff.”

  • August 17, 2020

    Up-cycling your kid's virtual learning space

    School districts across Ohio are going fully or partially virtual for the 2020/2021 school year. The prospect of your child trying to distance learn may seem daunting, but your local VOA thrift stores are here to set you up for success.