I always seem to have piles of things to give away – from clothing to sporting goods to home decor and furnishings. In the spirit of Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse, Reclaim & Restore, I like to donate my gently used items to a worthwhile cause.
I was excited to learn that a new thrift shop has opened in Plymouth, NH. Ladders Thrift is operated by The Bridge House Shelter and is conveniently located in the old American Legion Post 66 building at 16 Main Street – right next to Ride Aid.
Ladders Thrift was created to help support The Bridge House Shelter and Veteran’s Center housed at the location of the store, American Legion Post 66.
How Ladders came to be
In December, 2013, The Bridge House Shelter received a generous, capacity-building donation from a private foundation. This donation provided the essential seed money that allowed The Bridge House to launch Ladders Thrift – a retail shop. The thrift store is designed to provide a sustainable source of funding for ongoing operational needs and programming. The Bridge House’s commitment to serving veterans resulted in a unique strategic partnership between the shelter and the American Legion Post. The veterans operating the post needed help updating their property and meeting space for veterans. The Bridge House needed a retail location that would attract donors and customers and provide a place for vets who were in residence at the shelter to gather with other vets.
In the true spirit of Yankee thrift and small town collaboration, both The Bridge House and the American Legion Post – and the men, women, families and veterans they serve – will continue to benefit from this initiative.
Ladders Thrift sells new and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing & shoes, household items, craft supplies, furniture and lots more. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Bridge House homeless shelter.
Cleaning out your closets, basement, attic or garage? Ladders Thrift is accepting donations which can be dropped off at any time in the alcove on the south side of the building (facing the Rite Aid parking lot).