Spotlight: JoEllen Schultz

If you’ve ever shopped our New Hope store, you’ve hopefully had the pleasure of meeting JoEllen Schultz. JoE (for short) has a warm smile, a kind heart, and a calming presence. We recently caught up with her to learn a bit more:   Q:  What is your background A:  I have been with Arc’s Value […]

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Make Room Summer Wardrobe, Fall Is Coming!

I think every woman and their mom is already talking about fall, the cute clothes they’ll be able to wear and pumpkin spice everything. Although I’m not ready for fall because I love warm weather, I definitely have been getting my clients ready for it.   Whenever I work with my seasonal clients, not only […]

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Claire: One of a Kind

Background: Claire’s professional bio describes her as a writer, model, marathoner, and mama. We emphatically add ‘thrifter’ to that list! Claire has been a long-time supporter of our Richfield location, and was delighted to discover our New Hope store when she moved to that side of town. She is smart and really discovered the cost […]

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Spotlight: Caleb Jensen

If you’ve ever shopped at Arc’s Value Village, you’ve likely seen Caleb Jensen, always smiling and always dressed colorfully. Caleb was recently promoted to Manager of our Bloomington store – congratulations Caleb! We caught up with him and learned more about his interesting life: Q: What’s your background? A: “I have worked with the company […]

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Debbi Harris: Featured Volunteer

Writing a piece on an amazing human is a humbling endeavor and my hesitation can only be resolved by my decision to simply serve this up and let the wonder of Debbi speak for itself. So here it is. HandsOn Twin Cities recently celebrated their 100th Anniversary with a special book featuring one hundred volunteers […]

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No More Quarantine Blues!

It’s been a little over 4 months since we have been in quarantine. How are you feeling right about now? If you’re like me, I feel like I can’t get enough sunshine. Thank goodness we’re quarantined during summer and not in the winter, am I right?! Grant it, it hasn’t been perfect all summer; we’ve […]

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Wedding Season Is Here!

There is no doubt about it that I have bought dresses or special event wear for that one occasion then never wore it again. How many of you are guilty of this too? 🙋♀️ Being a professional thrifter, one-off outfits like this can easily be thrifted. Whether you’re buying a few pieces for interviewing, a […]

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COVID-19 Status

Dear Villagers – The Arc Minnesota has made the decision to extend the temporary closure of Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers, originally scheduled to reopen Saturday, March 28th. In accordance with the State of Minnesota executive order, and to protect our community and Arc’s Value Village employees from COVID-19, Arc’s Value Village […]

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Covid-19 Status

  Dear Villagers – The Arc Minnesota has made the decision to temporarily close Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers March 17th at 5PM through March 27th. We plan to reopen stores and donation doors Saturday, March 28th. Please stay connected and check that status on our website. We will not be accepting […]

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Who’s Ready for Spring?

Okay, how many of you are thankful for the crazy nice weather we have been getting here in Minnesota? I mean, it feels like it’s not even winter anymore (knock on wood). Was the groundhog right when he predicted spring is going to come early this year?! Fingers crossed 🤞 Well no matter what the […]

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