Monday, February 25, 2008

Children's Clothes

On Saturday, I got a batch of almost 100 pieces of children's 2 pc fleece type material outfits. These were brand new on hangers and they are selling like hotcakes. They are $5 for the set.

Remembering my New Years Resolution

Today, I'm remembering my New Year's Resolution.

"To become more tolerate of the ignorate people of this world"


PS. Especially as I drive to work

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yes, we're still in Sterling

I'm still in Sterling taking donations. Ashburn is still in progress and won't be ready for another couple of months.
So feel free to visit our main website and check out the donation quidelines page.

More than your average thrift store

The Good Shepherd Alliance Thrift store is more than you average thrift store. The days of the thrift store being a dumpy little hole offering up someones well worn jeans are gone. Our thrift store offers up only the best bargain for your money. You shouldn't find many Walmart, Target brands on our floors. Instead you find a vast assortment of designer label clothing for a fraction of the original cost. I often have moms dragging their disinterested teens into the store, only to have them find more stuff then mom does.
Value is the name of the game these days.Everyone is looking to save money.With soaring gas prices and property taxes every one's looking to save money. My clientele at the thrift store is an eclectic mix of individuals. Most have nice paying jobs and live in nice homes and drive nice cars. This is one of the misconceptions people have about thrift stores, that it attracts only low income people.Well my customers would beg to differ. I have alot of retirees also that haunt the store daily looking for that special collectible.
With that said I must also tell you about the other portion of our thrift store. Not only does it provide clothing to all our shelter guest but it also is a valuable community resource. The voucher system was in place before I got here. I've just tweaked it along the way.This year we got a big bonus when Wegman's stepped up to the plate and offered gift cards to those referrals coming out of the school system.We get referrals from everywhere. Any Loudoun County Social service, churches,schools. This is an important aspect to why we are here.
On those times when things are not going right and it looks like the whole world is against us, it only takes someone in need to come and get what they need. And it all falls into place when they turn to you and say thanks....

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thrift Store Needs Quart Canning Jars

Folks,for a special item I'm prepping for sale I need a about 100 canning jars. But they have to be the quart size or they won't work for my project. I'd love to have the lids too.They can be dropped off anytime we have donation hours.
Thanks in advance

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Perfect answer for Valentine's you forgot.

Did you forget your Valentine or get stuck at home yesterday?
Here's the perfect answer. Make a donation to GSA to benefit it's shelter programs.
Instead of flowers or candy donate money in their name to our shelter programs. The link takes you to a secure website.
Donate now to honor your Valentine
Remember money donated to GSA doesn't get used for Thrift Store operations. The thrift store generates all it's own money to pay expenses and then sends money back to GSA.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Have you bought your Valentine her gift?

Here's some suggestions from us.

-we have a huge variety of jewelry available. See one of our sales associates for all the latest incoming jewelry.

Also don't forget we have a number of pieces of fine jewelry from "a greater gift" these are items made oversees and are what I call "feel good" gifts. not only are you helping the homeless in Loudoun County but your purchase also helps the artist in these developing nations get a fair wage for their talents.

Stop in today to see what's available

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Purcellvile Baptist Church - youth group spends an afternoon with the GSA thrift store

Hey all, if you happened upon the thrift store on Saturday you would have noticed all the young people in the store. these young people were from the Purceville Baptist Church. As part of the Discipline Now weekend. The kids all spend several hours on Saturday making a difference in the community. I had the pleasure of hosting 15 of the young ladies in the thrift store. They made a tremendous difference in how the store looked. They even helped us put together the scripture survival kits that I will have for sale later this week. I can't thank them enough for the hard work they put into that afternoon. I would love to bottle the energy they exhibit when going about work like this. Many thanks again to Purcellville Baptist Church. They are just ONE of a growing number of churches who have stepped up and asked how they can help. We couldn't do the work we go without the support of the community. thanks again Mary

Click on pix below to take you to all the pictures I shot at Feb 9th at thrift store.

Purcellville Baptist Church - Youth Group

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Dollar Days in Children's clothing Sat Feb9th

Childrens Clothing are all $1 each. Today Saturday Feb 9th only 11am-7pm
We have way too many childrens clothing to hang right now.
-only childrens clothing - no shoes or other items are in included in sale Childrens clothing sizes are from o-3 month all the way up to size 12.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Childrens Clothing BAG Sale is coming to Thrift Store

Yell it from the roof tops, pass the word along. On Friday Morning we open at 11am for our 1st Annual Children's Clothing Bag Sale. We provide the bags you provide the will power and stamina to root thru 60' of rack space and several tables full of bins. All with children's clothing. Mostly winter there may be some spring mixed in the bunch. If it's out in the sales area it's up for grabs.
We have way too many childrens clothing to hang right now.
Here's the ground rules:
- bags are provide by us. This makes it fair to everyone.
-You may double bag at double the cost.
-bag must tie up
-only childrens clothing - no shoes or other items are in this bag sale. Childrens clothing sizes are from o-3 month all the way up to size 12.
-you must bring your bag to cashier and they WILL go through the contents of your bag to make sure you didn't get your regular purchases mixed in the bag.
The doors opne promptly at 11am remember be kind and no running.
Check store for additional rules that might come up before sale on Friday Feb 8th.
This is a one day only sale (Friday Feb 8th 2008) and will not be repeated in this location this year.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Are you a Nascar Fan?

I just discovered racing over a year and a half ago. I love it.Anyhow as we are in constant cleanout mode I just came across 3 Nascar jackets. I must have been holding them for auction last year. But I didn't uncover them in time.Here's what I got:
These are oldies because 2 feature Mark Martin in sponser that he no longer drives for ( I think).
Anyhow they are not out on the floor and you will have to ask for them. They are $35 each. Remember sales help us support our homeless shelters. they are all Large's

Friday, February 1, 2008

One of my favorite roofing companies - DryHome Roofing & Siding

At our new Ashburn facility these wonderful folks from DRYHOME came out and replaced the hole the contractors had to put in the roof to get the big beam in the 2nd floor. These guys are fast and very professional (can't you tell from the peace sign). 2 years ago these put a roof - for free on one of GSA houses. I can't say enough about this company. They have since, done a number of homes of people we know and I know they are very happy with their roofs.