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
Y’s Best Boutique
Featuring the very best donated vintage, new, brand names and collectibles. 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:
- per current CDC Guidelines unvaccinated individuals should wear a face covering while within the Y Center
- 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
- In inclement weather please bring your donations to the front entrance and ask for assistance.
- If the Thrift Shop is closed please do NOT leave your donations, we appreciate you bringing them to us during open dock hours as listed. Thanks
At this time we have suspended pick ups and deliveries. We hope to resume our pick up service as soon as possible.
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