YMCA Thrift Shop
The Y Thrift Shop is a great place to shop and donate your gently used clothing, furniture, books, housewares, electronics and more!
Our thrift shop accepts all household items that are then sold or recycled. All proceeds remain local and support leadership development and community programs within the NRV.
Check out the Y's Book Section. We have the largest collection of used books in the region. Children's, mystery, fiction, textbooks... you'll find it all at the Y Thrift Shop!
The Y Thrift Shop offers a unique and everchanging shopping experience
Thrift Shop Hours
· M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1000 North Main St.
Mon - Sat: 10am - DARK or 5pm
(whichever occurs first)
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
The YMCA at Virginia Tech is proud to participate in the Blacksburg Bucks program. You’ll get a lot of bang for your bucks when you spend them at the Y Thrift Shop!
A new gift certificate program called Blacksburg Bucks will kick off the holiday season and offer a much-needed boost to local businesses.
Gift certificates can be purchased beginning Friday, November 20 at any of the six Blacksburg National Bank locations. Cash or Check only. No Saturday sales. Use your Blacksburg Bucks at the YMCA Thrift Shop!
For full program details click HERE
Y’s Best Boutique
Featuring the very best donated vintage, new, brand names and collectibles as well as some consignment items. Y's Best Boutique offers something for everyone with sales benefitting our community based programs including Meals On Main, Senior Connections, After School Care and our International Programs.
Bipolar Ionization System
The YMCA at VT is proud to announce that it has increased its already stringent COVID-19 protocols at the Y Center Thrift Shop and Pottery Studio with a newly-installed HVAC ionization system - Nu-Calgon iWave-C bipolar ionization generators.
iWave-C is a self-cleaning, bi-polar ionization generator for actively treating a building’s air quality. In addition, the iWave-C produces and maintains unparalleled ionization output and capabilities. As the air flows past the iWave-C, the device emits positive and negative ions, creating a plamsa region that actively purifies the supply air, killing mold, bacteria and viruses in the coil and the space. The ionization process also reduces allergens and static electricity, without creating ozone or any harmful byproducts. Read more about Bipolar ionization at Business Insider HERE.
The YMCA Thrift Shop is open and following strict guidelines:
- Requiring all customers and staff to wear masks or face coverings
- Limiting all in-person shopping to no more than 10 patrons at a time
- adhering to social distancing recommendations
- sanitizing common surfaces
- applying relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities.
We are accepting donations at the back dock following a specific safety procedure:
Do not be offended if nobody meets you at the back dock for your donations- we're social distancing. In inclement weather please bring your donations to the front entrance and ask for assistance.
Rest assured that your donations will be gratefully accepted and carefully processed once you leave the area.
Our staff are using gloves when handling donations and increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing for all common areas.
The donations will be moved to an area to be quarantined for 5 days before processing following VDH regulations and guidelines.
We are informing our employees and encouraging them to keep themselves safe by frequently washing their hands and staying home if they are sick.
We will update you when any changes are made to our current operating schedule.
At this time we have suspended pick ups and deliveries. Please call to schedule pick ups for a future date.
We appreciate your continued support.
Call the Blacksburg Thrift Shop at (540) 552-2633
Recycle and Reuse with the Y
Did you know the Y Thrift Shop is a major recycler?
In 2019, over 75 tons of community waste and 14 tons of cardboard, 123.32 tons of Textiles, 25.40 tons of E-waste, 2.33 tons of Batteries and 40.08 tons of Metal were processed at the Y's direct cost of $8,315. The Y also expends 6,739 hours each year tending to the community’s recycling efforts.
In 2019, we diverted over 280 TONS of material away from regional landfills.
For information about recycling CFLS, inkjet printer cartridges and rechargeable batteries please click HERE