A Guide To Giving Gifts Sustainably During The Holidays

Did you know that household waste increases by more than 25% from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, according to Standford University Waste Reduction? Shopping bags, wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons, to the gifts given and the ones returned, contribute to millions and millions of trash entering landfills each week during the holidays. But here’s how you […]

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Best places to find Winter Holiday Décor

The holidays are right around the corner again, which means it’s time to decorate your home. Finding holiday decor can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to shop or where to find affordable holiday decor. But don’t worry we’ve got you covered! No matter what you’re looking for or how much […]

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Sustainable Thanksgiving:

3 ways to have your most sustainable Thanksgiving yet Recycled from Hennepin County Reuse Did you know that Thanksgiving has a significant impact on our carbon footprint? In fact, according to Grove.com, the carbon footprint from this holiday is equivalent to 800,000 cars driving from L.A. to Florida. The good news is there are several sustainable […]

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a·ble·ism

/ˈābəˌlizəm/noun  Ableism is defined as discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities (and in favor of able-bodied people) based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. “That’s crazy!” “Lame!” “Our company vision” “Mute your computer microphone” We hear these on a regular basis. And while assuming positive intent, the impact can be negative. Phrases […]

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Imagine

Imagine by John Lennon Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us, only sky Imagine all the people Livin’ for today Ah Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too Imagine all the people Livin’ life in […]

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Workwear Tips & Tricks

Happy August everyone! This summer seems like it’s flying by so fast, am I right?! When we were in quarantine it seemed like everything was going by so slowly and now that we’re out of it, it’s going by so quickly. It also seemed like quarantine’s casual wear was going to still be a thing […]

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The Villager Club

What’s your dream fashion membership club? One with no membership fee? With virtually endless clothing from across the decades available at low cost? And a human provides free styling service? Oh, and it’s philanthropic too? Too good to be true? Nope. It’s true and it’s Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store! Membership is free, and the […]

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Villager Pop-Up Shops

Arc’s Value Village has launched the Villager Pop-Up Shop Series for thrifty style enthusiasts. Each unique collection features hundreds of one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories in all sizes and colors.   The Villager Pop-Up Shop is on a rotating basis with a team of thrifty enthusiasts who are passionate about style and love to volunteer their […]

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Daunte Wright

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Chris McDuffie Photographer

To mark the anniversary of COVID-19 and the courage our staff faced this year, Photographer Chris McDuffie created a film of gratitude featuring our staff family and the many ways that they take care of our Village. We have long-admired Chris’s high-profile projects and work and we were appreciative of the time he spent on […]

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