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KIWANIS THRIFT SALE
It is Ann Arbor’s great thrift sale. Everything from antiques and furniture to clothing, electronics, crafts, and jewelry, plus an excellent inventory of books and music. Big selections of housewares, dishes, garden tools, and sporting goods. Free parking and handicapped accessible. The Kiwanis Thrift Sale is staffed by Kiwanis members and volunteers.
A Great Place to Shop
The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and our thrift sale is a major source of funding for the organizations in the Ann Arbor, MI, area that we support. Savvy shoppers in the area already know we are the best place to buy anything you may need, from sports and exercise equipment to household furniture, art, office equipment, appliances, toys, clothing, and pet supplies. Some collectible items from the Kiwanis Thrift Sale are listed for sale on ebay.
The clothing selection includes men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing items, all in good condition. We also have a complete selection of coats, purses, belts, and accessories, making it easy to find the clothes for any event.
All of the items we sell are donated. Some are new, and some are gently used. With exceptional prices on used appliances for sale, office furniture for sale, as well as clothing and household necessities, we are the perfect place to shop.
In addition to getting exceptional deals on items you need for the home or work, your purchases give back to the community. Proceeds from all of the sales at the Kiwanis Thrift Sale are used for scholarships, gifts, and support of children and families in our own community.
ABOUT KIWANIS THRIFT SALE
The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor began raising money through an annual rummage thrift sale in 1927. Proceeds from the sale are returned to the community through grants, scholarships, and gifts. In the early years the Kiwanis rummage sales were held mostly at the National Guard Armory in downtown Ann Arbor several times each year until 1968. Over the years the rummage sale name changed to the Kiwanis Thrift Sale. In 1966 we bought a building located at 200 S. First St., at the corner of First and Washington Streets, for club activities and the Kiwanis Thrift Sale. In 1990 the Kiwanis Thrift Sale started weekly sale hours on each Saturday 9 to noon. Starting in 2000, we were provided temporary use of two different warehouses in south Ann Arbor to support the growing Kiwanis Thrift Sale. After 50 years downtown Ann Arbor our Kiwanis Thrift Sale needed a larger building and we purchased the current building and property on North Staebler Road in 2014.
In 2017 the Kiwanis downtown Ann Arbor building was sold, and as of January 2018 all Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor activities and its weekly Kiwanis Thrift Sale and warehouse storage moved to its current much larger location at 100 N. Staebler Road at the corner of W. Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. The Kiwanis Thrift Sale at the new Kiwanis Center building pre COVID-19 was open weekly Saturdays 9am -1pm (except holidays) for sales to the public and for drop off donations from the public. We were closed for 27 weeks in 2020-21 due to COVID-19. We are now re-opening. The Kiwanis Thrift Sale’s sales to the public are now open once again on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm (except for some holiday weekends). Drop off donations of items from the public are once again accepted but ONLY on Saturdays from 9am to noon starting May 29, 2021. We are located at 100 North Staebler Road, Suite C, Ann Arbor MI 48103. (One mile west of Zeeb Road and one mile east of Baker Road.) (see maps).
Proceeds from our thrift sale support over 80 local non-profits who provide services to children and families. For more information about our grants, scholarships, gifts, and services to the community, please read our annual “Community Impact Report”