Here are this week's selection of awesome thrift shops. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is limited to shops that raise money for charitable causes.
Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, 199 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, CT Tel: (203) 863-3933 Benefits: All proceeds directly support Greenwich Hospital. I've been shopping here for decades, mostly before they moved from Sherwood Place to Hamilton Ave. Neither spot has enough parking in my opinion and the prices have increased since the move to western Greenwich. But the store is expansive and clean and if you look there are still a lot of bargains.
Treasure House, 5 Isaac St Norwalk, CT Tel: (203) 866-7104 Benefits: The shop benefits Norwalk Hospital and is run by the Women's Board. All profits are donated to the growth and development of the hospital and supportive activities such as Respiratory Therapy Scholarships, Scholarships for qualified nursing students, funds for gifts and memorials, layettes for expectant mothers, and support and maintenance of the Little Chapel in the hospital.
Golden Shoestring, 149 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont, NY Tel: (914) 834-8383 Benefits: The Golden Shoestring is the primary fundraiser of the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound (JLWOS). Proceeds from this "nearly new" shop support community projects and help fund scholarships and community grants.