The Board of Directors and Staff of Southeastern Vermont Community Action, (SEVCA) is announcing the closure of our Good Buy Thrift Stores in Springfield and Bellows Falls effective December 16, 2023.
“While this decision was not an easy one, we believe it is necessary for SEVCA’s long-term growth and effectiveness. This change will allow SEVCA to direct its resources where they are needed most.” said Kathleen Devlin SEVCA’s Interim Executive Director. “SEVCA is grateful to the staff, volunteers and thrift store donors for their many years of dedication, hard work, and commitment to providing a welcoming space to our community. We truly appreciate the contributions made to support the success of the stores over the years.”
SEVCA has operated a thrift store in the Windsor/Windom region since 1970; the Bellows Fall store opened in 1983. The stores served two purposes, first to offer low income community members access to free and low-cost furniture, housewares and clothing when in need. Additionally, the stores offer an opportunity for the community to both donate and shop, the revenue supporting SEVCA economic development programs in the region.
SEVCA is actively working to develop new partnerships with thrift stores throughout Windham and Windsor counties to continue its voucher program that will assure that community members in need will be able to access free clothing, furniture and housewares in their neighborhoods.
Our Bellows Falls and Springfield store are now open from 10am -4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.
All items now discounted 20%
We are no longer accepting donations to the thrift stores