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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!
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; inquire for more info.
We also have a Pay it Forward program where people can purchase a gift card for strangers in need.
We're here to resource families with clothes and the connections they need.
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. We may donate these items to foster/adopt/kin/birth families and teens who age out of foster care and if there isn't a need we may auction the item or sell them in our store 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 kitchen size 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.
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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.
Amy Anderson- President
Vacant - Vice President
Michelle Wade- Board Chair
Patty Ristau- Treasurer
Wanda Audette- Member at large
Michelle Wade-Member at large
Vacant- FFY Consultant to the Board
Vacant-Former Birth Parent Consultant to the Board
Retail Core Team members:
Robyn Cates-Donation Center
Fundraising Team members:
Shawn E. Perry-Lead
Website Design and Upkeep
Graphic Designer for printed materials
Stacey Hood Boyd
Grant Writers and Researchers
Vacant-filled by Amy Anderson
Training Coordinator-Robyn Cates and Amy Anderson
Beth Davis and Amy Anderson
All vacant positions-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:
Last Board Meeting Minutes:
Amy's Armoire is a 501(c)(3) charity: EIN 86-1789934