Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I fond farewell from your Store Manager

Which much saddness at leaving all the wonderful people I have met over the last 4 1/2 years, I must tell you I'm leaving GSA. I have taken a position doing the same thing with an organization in Florida. It has been a wild ride and I thank each and every one of you that have shopped with GSA and supported it's mission of helping the homeless in Loudoun County.
I will be in Sterling until 31st and then it's off to sunny and warm Florida.
Mary Fittro

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday -Nov 28 2008. will feature 50% off the entire store. We open at 11am.
Shop early for the best value. We replenish stock all day long. We have a ton of Christmas merchandise out for sale right now. We also have a good selection of winter coats plus a lot of jewelry still left from the Antique sale. You won't want to miss this sale. It will not be repeated this year.
FYI - we are staying in Sterling. Ashburn is up and running and sale is going on in their store as well.
See you Friday

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fact or Fiction – you have to be poor to shop in a thrift store?

This is pure fiction. A common misconception is that you have to be poor to shop at thrift stores. This can’t be further from the truth. Now days alot of folks are finding the value of thrift stores. On any given day in my parking lot you find an assortment of high end vehicles. I’m talking Mercedes, Caddie’s, Lexus. How do you think people these afford to drive these nice cars.? They shop smart, and shopping at thrift stores for basic clothing needs is smart shopping. The Good Shepherd Alliance now operates 2 thrift stores in Loudoun County. The older store in Sterling is in the Regal Center Plaza. And our newest store, is now open in Ashburn near the Ashburn Fire Department on Ashburn Road. Both stores feature an eclectic mix of merchandise. While Ashburn’s store is small and features only the best of clothing choices. The Sterling store is bigger and features almost 7000 pcs of clothing on the racks at any given time. Shirts sell for $4 and pants for $6. Add $5 for a pair of shoes and you have a complete outfit for $15. Try doing that in the mall or at Walmart for that matter.
With the state of our present economy, people are looking for the best value for their dollar. There are fewer dollars to go around so one must make each dollar stretch as far as you can.
So to answer the question? No! anyone with money can shop in our thrift stores. Plus we offer vouchers for those that don’t have money, they just need to get a referral from any social services office, church or school.
Two good reasons to shop at our thrift stores. Number one your helping the homeless here in this county. Number two - by shopping the thrift stores your helping to save the planet by recycling.
Think about it, every body wins. We get money to help the homeless, you get to save money and we all help to save the planet.

So before you go out to the mall and your local discount retailer. Check your local thrift store. You will be doing your wallet and the planet a favor.

More info on Antique and Collectible Sale

This sale is being held in Sterling at The Good Shepherd Alliance Thrift Store located at 20921 Davenport Drive Suite 113, Sterling, Va 20165.
Here's a small sampling of things I remember
football cards, basketball cards,baseball cards
collectible toy action figures
Dept 56 Christmas village
jewelry - nice costume pieces as well as fine jewelry
vintage ladies hats
old glass christmas ornaments
old sheet music
vintage toys
Wizard Magazines
Little Golden Books
Old figurines including glass and ceramic
couple of sets of old silverware - nice condition

This is just a sample of stuff we have. There is something for every collector
We are still collecting stuff for this sale.

Sale is Saturday November 22 2008. Doors open at 11am - In fairness to everyone,there will not be any early previews of any of the items.

Remember proceeds go towards our homeless shelter programs.

Need additional info call thrift store 703-444-5956 or 703-887-7397 -But don't call about individual items please.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Antique and Collectible Sale - Not an Auction this year

2nd Annual Antique And Collectibles Sale

This year’s sale is being held in Sterling at the Thrift Store located at 20921 Davenport Drive Suite 113,
Sterling VA 20165. Located in the Regal Center Plaza on Rt 7 in front of the movie theaters.
Date: 11/22/2008 Saturday
Time: 11am—7pm
Comic books, books, pictures, jewelry, glassware,
antique toys, vintage hats and much more.

Why wait until Black Friday to do your Christmas shopping, when you can shop with us and help the homeless.
Contact person: 703-444-5956 or 703-887-7397
Mary Fittro

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Christmas has come to The Good Shepherd Thrift Store in Sterling

with money so tight these days. The best way to save money on Christmas is to buy secondhand. I've spent the last 3 days hauling holiday goods out of storage and I'm still not done. If you haven't visited the store in a while and love Christmas then you need to stop and see us. Our Christmas section is expanding to accomodate all the holiday I have stored away. Yesterday we put 10 bins full of Holiday goods on the floor.
Thrift Stores are a great way of saving money on gifts too. We still have a selection of Little Black Dress Jewelry. These are great Christmas gifts for the your special someone.
FYI - Make sure to test everything electrical before you leave. I don't have the time to stop and check everything. With the mountain of merchandise I have it's faster if I don't stop and check.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Little Black Dress Jewelry

I just rec'd a ton of Little Black Dress jewelry line. These are beautiful pieces. All are brand new. This is just a small sampling of the pieces we have. But now is the time to shop for Christmas.