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Shop at our thrift store in Barre and donate clothes. Make a difference!

Inventory changes daily

When you shop, volunteer or donate at Amy’s Armoire you help children and families right here in Vermont. We try to fill the gaps that foster, adoptive, and kin families experience in an overstretched and underfunded system.

SHOP

SHOP: You may not even need money!

Shop in our thrift store in Barre!

Amy's Armoire is a thrift store in Barre, Vermont. Our prices are set for affordability. We're a non-profit with a mission; proceeds from the thrift store benefit foster children through individual and programmatic outreach.  Nothing is over $5 in the shop!

Foster, foster-adoptive parents and families raising kin may qualify for clothes FREE for those kids at our donation center, which is accessible to those families day or night if needed.   In addition, these families are eligible for free toys, books, furniture and baby equipment we have.  We currently have storage units in 3 districts.  For access to any of these items or help us expand this service to other districts, reach out to Amy.

Amy's Armoire accepts DCF-Family Service vouchers for clothing from any district. Low income Vermonters can request a shopping voucher through your Economic Services workers. We also accept vouchers from Churches, Shelters, and Domestic Violence programs. We have a program to help kids who have aged out of foster care and are between 18-26.

We also have a Pay it Forward program where people can purchase a gift card for strangers in need.

 

Inquire for more information

We're here to resource families with clothes and the connections they need. 

DONATE

DONATE CLOTHES

Donate gently used clothes at our Barre thrift store any time the store is open.

Rehome your unwanted clothes; keep them out of landfills and put them in others' armoires. We accept adult clothing up to size 3X, as well as maternity, baby & children's clothes, on Saturdays 10-2 at the donation center (74 South Main Street, Barre) unless announced on Facebook that we have no volunteers or too many, feel free to call the store to confirm before coming. Enter the small door by the garage door. We also accept toys and books in great shape, by appointment.

 

We currently have a 3 bag limit. No Construction/leaf bags-think white kitchen bag size (so we can lift them above our heads easily).

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

  • Items left outside at either location will be donated to Salvation Army as rags, as they've been exposed to the elements.  Please do not do this. If you can't donate during Saturdays, Donate your items elsewhere.

  • Clothing should be clean and in wearable condition. If you've stored them in a garage, basement, storage unit, or you smoke, please rewash before donating.

  • PLEASE-No household items, No bedding, No curtains, tablecloths, etc. only   We don't have space/time for items we can't use. 

  • Furniture: if you have bunk beds, twin frames, dressers, cribs  (no recalls) we may choose to store these for when foster, adopt, kin or birth parents or youth who aged out of foster care need them.

 

Your donation is tax deductible. We can provide a receipt. Donors determine the value of each item. Use 30% of the original cost as the value.

Financial donations allow us to lift up more families and children.

CLICK HERE to give to Amy's Armoire. 

BOARD INFORMATION

Your input and trust are vital to our work. The following information and documents are available for public review when we have them. Please contact us with other requests for information.

Board Members: 

Amy's Armoire Bylaws: Adopted 2/1/2021 Currently being updated.

 

Financial Documents: No financial reports compiled yet but we will have eventually have the following:

990 form

Annual Report

income/expenses

Link to Guidestar

Articles of Incorporation

Amy's Armoire is a 501(c)(3) charity: EIN 86-1789934

       

OPERATIONS

 

Annual Report 2023

 

 

Administrative Support

admin@amysarmoire.org

Let us know if you are interested in volunteering in this capacity

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Interested in volunteering?

volunteercoordinator@amysarmoire.org

Resource Navigator

resourcenavigator@amysarmoire.org

E-mail our Resource Navigator, Nate Methot at the above address if you would like to donate any of the following:

Twin beds, bunk beds, toddler beds, cribs, bassinets, dressers or strollers.

Training Coordinator

Vacant- filled by:

Robyn Cates

Amy Anderson

Christmas Gift Organizer

Beth Davis

Rebecca Mead

Events Planner

vacant

Executive Director of Operations

Amy Anderson

 

Retail Core Team members:

Amy Anderson

Shirley Walesch

Robyn Cates-Donation Center

Fundraising Team members:

Amy Anderson

Shawn E. Perry

Danra Kazenski

Linda Couture

Vacant

Website Design and Upkeep

Margaret Wilbur-Design

Amy Anderson-upkeep

Jim Holway-Consultant

Trey Cates-Consultant

Graphic Designer for printed materials

Stacey Hood Boyd

Danra Kazenski

Grant Writers and Researchers

Vacant-filled by Amy Anderson

 

All vacant positions-currently filled by Amy Anderson

Operations
BOARD INFORMATION
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