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  • November 18, 2019

    Thrifting Your Holiday Table Setting

    Don’t spend a fortune on holiday décor that only gets used once a year. Volunteers of America thrift stores in Central and Northern Ohio are treasure troves for holiday themed linens, trays, glasses, silverware, dishes and much more. Read on to find examples and tips on how to make your holiday table magazine ready AND on a budget.

  • November 18, 2019

    Bringing in the New Year on a Budget

    Start 2020 off right with a thrifted New Year’s outfit! Whether you’re hitting the town or hosting a party at your home, a Volunteers of America thrift stores in Columbus or Cleveland can set you up without breaking the bank.

  • August 19, 2019

    5 Fun & Thrifty Back-to-School DIY Projects

    VOA fun and easy DIY projects made with thrift store finds for back-to-school.

  • June 24, 2019

    What is a Non-Profit Organization?

    Most people have heard of “nonprofit organizations,” and you probably associate the phrase with charitable and service-based groups in your community. But what is a nonprofit, and how does an organization qualify as one? We’re answering a few of the most commonly asked questions about nonprofit organizations below:

  • June 17, 2019

    It's Picnic Season: Tips for a thrifty picnic

    Your Volunteers of America Thrift Stores have all of your picnic needs, whether you're going to an outdoor movie, the zoo, a park or an afternoon at pool. And, to have the most successful spring picnic ever, you'll need to make sure you have the essentials.

  • June 13, 2019

    How to Donate a Car

    If you have a car, truck, RV, or even boat that’s been taking up storage space for quite some time, you may be wondering the best way to get rid of it. Instead of dealing with the hassle of selling your vehicle, did you know you can donate your car to a nonprofit organization and make a significant difference in the lives of those in need?

  • April 16, 2019

    How college students can make a difference in their community by shopping at thrift stores

    Liz Anastasiadis, a college student, loves fashion but is on a tight budget. Shopping at thrift stores is the best way for her to find affordable fashion while giving back to her community.

  • April 15, 2019

    How to Spring Clean

    Spring is finally here and that can only mean spring cleaning. Clear out your closets by following our five steps and donate your purged wares to a Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana Thrift Store in Ohio.

  • January 9, 2019

    Employee Spotlight: Nicole Chinn

    Nicole Chinn, Senior Program Director of Residential Reentry in Mansfield, Ohio discusses how her team works together to help residents successfully reenter the community.

  • October 31, 2018

    What I learned from working a shift at our thrift store

    Debbie Gillum, Marketing and Digital Communications Specialist, worked at one of our thrift stores on Sale Day and reflects about the experience