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  • September 17, 2023

    DIY Group Halloween Costumes

    In this month's blog we explore DIY group costumes! Whether you're looking for an easy go-to or you'd like to explore more elaborate costumes, we've got you covered. Take our tips and let your imagination run wild with possibilities. 

  • September 10, 2023

    September is National Recovery Month

    For “Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” recovery is possible. This month, we celebrate the wins and progress made by those in recovery from substance use disorder.

  • September 6, 2023

    National Suicide Prevention Month: Social Media Support

    Each year we recognize this time as an opportunity to spread awareness and share educational tools to help people who are struggling with their mental health. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, we’re sharing VA’s recommended approach to help you act with care and compassion on social media if you encounter a veteran who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.

  • August 16, 2023

    DIY Jewelry Display

    Say goodbye to tangled necklaces in a drawer and say hello to a unique jewelry display organizer. This project has plenty of room to choose your own adventure... whether you’re feeling creative and crafty, or you just need something to get the job done, we’ve got you covered.

  • August 14, 2023

    Mission Success: Operation Backpack

    Each year, our Ohio and Indiana communities rally together to help all kids reach for the stars through Operation Backpack®. It takes support from individuals, families, corporations, and community groups to make sure Operation Backpack is a success!

  • July 16, 2023

    Back to School Wardrobe

    There are so many expenses for parents as kids start the new school year. That’s why shopping at VOA Thrift for kids clothing just makes sense! You can snag amazing finds at great value for everyone in the family.

  • July 10, 2023

    Help All Kids Reach for the Stars

    Operation Backpack® is a Volunteers of America signature program that helps local kids reach their full potential and thrive as they start the school year. Community members like you rally together to donate backpacks and school supplies to give kids the confidence and tools they need to succeed and dream big.

  • June 15, 2023

    3-Step DIY Project

    In this month’s blog, we’re sharing a simple DIY project to help you welcome summertime. Our DIY chalkboard can be used to highlight your gathering’s menu items, pool rules, inspirational quotes, or even keep your grocery list for the week!

  • June 13, 2023

    PTSD: Signs & Symptoms

    In June, we recognize PTSD Awareness Month. People living with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, have experienced or witnessed a life-threatening or terrifying event. There are many people living with PTSD and dealing with their own internal battles from experiences in their past. When someone walks through the doors of VOA, they are greeted with respect and open arms to help them rebuild their lives.

  • May 17, 2023

    Fun & Easy Summer Craft

    Whether you’re looking for a creative way to spice up your warm weather decorations or you need a project to keep the kids busy, in this month’s thrift blog, we have an easy DIY project anyone can do!