Mercer Island Thrift Shop

The Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

The Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

Giving your time actually makes you feel time-rich.  Cassie Mogilner, a professor at Wharton wrote in the Harvard Business Review that – based on her experiments and research – those who give away their time serving others say they feel less time-constrained than those who don’t.

MITS Volunteer & Actress Remembers the Wizard of Oz

MITS Volunteer & Actress Remembers the Wizard of Oz

Meredythe Glass has been volunteering at the Mercer Island Thrift Shop for 12 years. With a friendly smile, she greets every bargain hunter who walks through the doors. Little do they know that 80 years ago she was an extra on the set of The Wizard of Oz. She remembers fondly…

DIY Holiday Party

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What do turkey waffles & gravy have in common with MITS? A savory way to recycle your dollar into some creative holiday fun. MITS is the perfect place to shop for items you can up-cycle into gifts and get a head start on ideas for holiday party themes your friends actually want to go to.

Still a favorite among holiday traditions is our Ugly Sweater Party on Black Friday. Along with coffee and donuts as a mid morning energizer (seriously, 8:00 am is mid morning?) you’ll find the best of our curated collection of ugly sweaters. Stop by for some inspiration!

#SantaCon #WhiteElephant #SayCheese #ChrismukkahParty #FelizNavidad #HappyWho-ladays #MrGrinch

30 Years & 30 Stories

30 Years & 30 Stories

We’ve all been there. Our collective stories serve as a reminder that as humans we need connection and care. Would you like to share your story and connection to Mercer Island Youth & Family Services?

Mercer Island Mystery Series

Mercer Island Mystery Series

Working at the Mercer Island Thrift Store beckons the willing to follow the clues left behind for a mystery ripe with drama.

Spinning new ideas at MITS

Spinning new ideas at MITS

When Event Planner, Christi Duea, is planning a party, a trip to the Mercer Island Thrift Shop is often on her to-do list.  “I usually know the theme of the party but need to find items to help me tell the story...

National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week.  Mercer Island Youth & Family Services and the thrift shop depend on volunteers to do many tasks – everything from cashiering at the thrift shop and pricing merchandise to greeting clients at our front desk and stocking shelves in the Pantry...