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New Thrift Store in Plymouth

April 13, 2014

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.

Donations Wanted!

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).

Learn more about Ladders Thrift here >>


About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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