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What Can Be Found In Your Local Goodwill Store?

With 10 thrift store locations in Southwestern Michigan, venturing into any of these locations can, often times, result in some great thrift store finds. We’re much more than a secondhand store. If you’re unsure about what to expect, this guide will help fill you in. These are things you can find, but availability is not guaranteed.

Preowned Goods

Close Out Goods

Silverware

Yes, you can find real silverware that can be polished to look like new! Saving you hundreds over retail.

Area Rugs

High quality rugs that other stores sell for hundreds; buy them new from us at thrift store prices.

Dishware

We do get new dishware in, but we get significantly more used dishware donated. This is a great opportunity to get a cast iron skillet that has been seasoned already.

Dishware

We regularly carry new small dishware sets, large dishware sets, plates, bowls, platters, etc.

First ediiton/signed/original books

The amount of books that come in to our donation centers would shock any book lover.

Bedding

Find NEW pillows, blankets, weighted blankets, and sheets.

Picture frames

Often times people don’t check or even consider picture frames when they donate them.

home goods

Other home goods that can you can find in our stores include: Light bulbs, batteries, water filters (Brita, Pure, etc), Trash Cans, Toasters, Convection ovens, and a lot more.

Clothing and other household items

You can find furniture, lamps, rugs, vintage clothes, shoes/boots, and other household goods.

Store Locations Map

Southwestern Michigan

Thrift Store Location List

Many of our thrift stores are open 7 days a week (excluding holidays). Shop at multiple locations all within a couple hours!

420 E. Alcott Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Alcott store is temporarily closed.
947 S. Centerville Road, Sturgis, Mi 49091
 Mon-Fri 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
215 N. US 131, Three Rivers, Mi 49093
Mon-Fri 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am– 6:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
5709 St. Joseph Avenue, Stevensville, Mi 49127
Tue-Sat 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun Closed
1550 Mall Drive, Benton Harbor, Mi 49022
Mon-Sat 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
411 W. Milham, Portage, Mi 49024
Mon-Sat 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
5609 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, Mi 49009
Mon-Sat 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
340 73 1/2 Street, South Haven, Mi 49090
 Mon-Sat 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
1346 M-89, Plainwell, Mi 49080
Mon-Fri 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3467 Blue Star Hwy Suite 500, Saugatuck, Mi 49406
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am – 3:30pm, Wed & Sun Closed

Specialty Thrift Stores

Did you know we have a couple unique thrift stores? Our 50% off store will save you even more, and our Boutique is where you can find designer clothes, purses, shoes, etc. 

Stevensville Boutique

If you're near Stevensville, Michigan stop in to our only boutique location! Our boutique thrift store regularly sees designer clothes, purses, shoes, and other home goods. This location and our 50% off location don't participate in our monthly 50% off sale.

Alcott 50% OFF Store

This hidden gem is located in our headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan on the East side of the building. Once you're in the store everything in there is 50% off, yes 50% off in a thrift store! There are a couple restrictions, but our team will let you know when you check out.

Why Shop At Our Thrift Stores?

When you shop at our thrift stores 92% of all revenue generated goes into our community programs. Our programs are designed to help individuals and families escape poverty. We do this by providing Adult Education, Computer classes, Forklift Certification, and other programs to give people usable skills that they can take into the work force. Improved skills usually results in increased income.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for? ¿Para quién es este?
People who want a career in early childhood education. Personas que quieren una carrera en educación infantil.
What is it? ¿Qué es?
A career pathway with support to help you reach your long-term career goals. Una formación vocacional con apoyo para ayudarlo a alcanzar sus metas profesionales a largo plazo.
What is an apprenticeship? ¿Qué es un aprendizaje?
An apprenticeship pays you while you get trained for the job. Un aprendizaje le pagará mientras le capacitan para el trabajo.
When will it begin? ¿Cuándo empezará?
You can apply for this apprenticeship beginning January 2021. It is full-time. Puede aplicar para este aprendizaje a partir de enero de 2021.La posición es a tiempo completo.
If I’m offered a position where will I be employed? Si me ofrecen un puesto, ¿dónde trabajaré?
YWCA Kalamazoo Children’s Center Centro Infantil de YWCA Kalamazoo
Why is this opportunity being offered? ¿Por qué se ofrece esta oportunidad?
To have more people with credentials to work in early learning and child care programs in the neighborhood. To help create more home child care slots in the neighborhood. Tener más personas con credenciales para trabajar en programas de educación temprana y guarderías en el vecindario. Para ayudar a crear más espacios de cuidado infantil en el hogar en el vecindario.
Why should I apply? ¿Por qué debo solicitar un puesto?
You should apply if you want a career where you can make a difference in the lives of children and families in your neighborhood. Debe presentar una solicitud si desea una carrera en la que pueda marcar una diferencia en la vida de los niños y las familias de su vecindario.
How can I apply? ¿Cómo puedo solicitar un puesto?
Complete this form. Complete este formulario de interés.