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: 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, and foster-adoptive families get clothes FREE for those kids at the foster closet.  For access to the foster closet, 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; inquire for more info.

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



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, toys and books in great shape, on Saturdays 10-2 at the donation center (74 South Main Street, Barre). Enter the small door by the garage door.


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).


  • PLEASE-Never leave items outside either location. If you can't donate during Saturdays, contact us to arrange a drop-off time/location

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

  • PLEASE-No household items, No bedding, No curtains, tablecloths, etc. only clothes, accessories, baby items, toys and children's books in great shape. We don't have space/time for items we can't use. Feel free to post these items on the fb group listed below as it goes will be offered to foster/adopt/kin/birth families and if there isn't a need we will auction the item for revenue for the cause.

  • Furniture can also be offered on our FB group "Annex to Amy's Armoire" and if you have bunk beds, twin frames, dressers, cribs  (no recalls) we may choose to store these for when we need them..

  • We can only take 3 bags at a time.


Your donation is tax deductible. Please ask for 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. 


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 Anderson- President

  • Margaret Wilbur- Vice President​

  • Shirley Walesch-Secretary

  • Angela Valentinetti- Treasurer

  • Beth Davis- Member at large

  • Michelle Wade-Member at large

  • Betsy Merrill- FFY Consultant to the Board

  • Vacant-Former Birth Parent Consultant to the Board

Leadership Team members:

Amy Anderson

Shirley Walesch

Debbie Austin

Laurie Sabens

Fundraising Team members:

Amanda Mills-Brown-Lead

Amy Anderson

Shawn E. Perry

Catherine Franks

Laurie Sabens

Jim Holway

Jeana LaVallee

Jody Carr

Michelle Wade

Betsy Merrill



Website Design and Upkeep

Margaret Wilbur

Amy Anderson

Graphic Designer for printed materials

Stacey Hood Boyd

Grant Writers and Researchers

Vacant-filled by Amy Anderson

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Recruiter

Application Developer

Volunteer Scheduler

Volunteer Liaison

Training Coordinator

All vacant-currently filled by Amy Anderson

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

Link to Guidestar


Next Board Meeting:  Not scheduled

Last Board Meeting Minutes: No meetings held yet

Articles of Incorporation

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

Amy's Armoire Thrift Store Home page link