Mercer Island Thrift Shop tallies best sale day ever

Total sales were almost $30,000, a huge increase over previous sales records.

  • Friday, January 11, 2019 7:34am
  • News
Mercer Island Thrift Shop. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island Thrift Shop. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

In November 2018, the city’s Thrift Shop held its customary Anniversary Sale earning the most proceeds ever from the one-day event in its 43-year history. Total sales were nearly $30,000, an increase over previous sales records.

Thorough preparation was the key to success, according to a press release announcing the new record. Store staff and volunteers started preparing in September by setting aside luxury apparel, handbags, jewelry, and by organizing holiday merchandise and décor. The store was closed the day before the sale while a group of 30 moms and daughters from the National Charities League of Mercer Island helped staff and volunteers create a “winter holiday wonderland,” the press release noted. On sale day, customers enjoyed a store-wide discount of 30 percent, while staff served coffee, cider and refreshments, and a team of four cashiers rang up 603 customers with 3,538 items.

The Mercer Island Thrift Shop (MITS) is a revenue-generating component of the city of Mercer Island’s Youth and Family Services Department, and supports programs such as school based counseling, youth development, individual and family counseling, senior adult outreach, substance abuse and emergency family assistance.

Learn more at www.mercerislandthrift.org or stop by and ask a manager for a tour.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@mi-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.mi-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

[flipp]

More in News

Courtesy of governor.wa.gov
Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

Slain officer joined Bothell police in 2019; suspect arrested

A man killed a police officer and injured another while trying to flee a traffic stop, police said.

Screenshot of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner’s GoFundMe reward page.
No suspects yet in West Seattle suitcase homicides

Families grieve deaths of Jessica Lewis of Federal Way and Austin Wenner of Kent.

Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated

School administration will now begin selecting a new mascot.

Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

Courtesy photo
Bothell police officer dies in shootout

Update: Officer identified by police department

Sheen Kaul had been missing since July 12. Photo courtesy Shaarika Kaul’s Facebook page
Update: Missing 26-year-old Mercer Island man has been found

Sheen Kaul had been missing from 11:30 p.m. July 12 until the afternoon of July 14.

New report shows increase in East King County homelessness

East King County includes Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland and Issaquah.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

Most Read