Y Thrift Shop

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.
Phone: 540-552-2633

Donations Accepted:

Mon - Sat: 10am - DARK or 5pm
(whichever occurs first)
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Weekly clothing special:

Every Tuesday and Wednesday- all clothes marked $4.00 are 50% off.

Monthly Bag Sale:

Fill a large paper bag with clothes for women and men and pay only $9.00 a bag!
First Friday and Saturday of each month at the YMCA Thrift Shop
Fridays 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am-6:00pm

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.


Y's Best Boutique is now an online shop! All items shown on our website are second hand or new donations, checked and tested for quality control, heavily researched, and posted to the website, all done in house! We've had a blast hand selecting these items and we hope you enjoy browsing!

All purchases made through Y's Best Boutique, the Y Thrift Shop, and any donations help to support our community outreach programs like Meals on Main, Senior Connections, After School Programs, Youth Summer Camps and so much more!



Textiles/Clothing Donations

Unfortunately the Y Thrift Shop can not accept stained/unusable items.
Our recycler re-processes the material.
Stained, torn, or extreme wear is not re-useable.
We are not aware of anyone who will take the items. (The one that we used to take "damaged material" - approximately 8 years ago - stopped due to prohibitive costs and lack of sources).
We do not know of any others who can take these items other than to be trashed.

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.

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

We are pleased to be able to offer pick up and delivery service once again.

Please call (540-552-2633) to schedule pick-ups.

We appreciate your continued support.

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