Back in November, I announced a new project for 2018! I picked up the “Houston’s Finest Thrift & Consignment Stores” calendar at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, and I plan to visit each thrift store of the month sometime during that month! And you’re invited!
January’s featured thrift shop is MAM (Memorial Assistance Minisitries) Resale Shop…
MAM Resale Shop is HUGE with everything from fabric to books to furniture to clothing for men, women and children!
There is even a well-stocked boutique section with designer pieces at a great price!
Like most non-profit thrift stores, MAM Resale Shop is staffed largely by volunteers. We encountered one volunteer who said her years of volunteering have been the best of her life! That’s quite an endorsement! Apparently MAM Resale is second in Houston for generating proceeds to support community endeavours. MAM helps “nearly 5,000 local families each year to stay in their homes, stay healthy, and learn skills to become more independent.”
This is what I’m getting at when I say shopping can support your community. If you’re going to shop anyway, make wise decisions to make the most of your consumer power. That is all.
With some shoes in our carts, we hit the clothing racks! There was a huge selection sorted by colour, with some racks designated for plus sizes and specific brands (Chicos, White House Black Market)…
All in all, it was a fruitful and fun thrift stop! MAM Resale Shop has regular sales AND today, Saturday January 27, 2018, they are having a 50% sale in the entire store. SO GO. Drop everything and go.
Stay tuned for February’s featured thrift shop and excursion! I will announce where I’m going and when via Instagram and Facebook and would love to meet more of the Houston thrifting community! Happy Thrifting!