Bristol Thrift Shops; a city’s quiet friendly neighbor
Bristol, CT-As you travel on your daily route east and west on route 6, before reaching the Bristol city line, there are only a few types of businesses that flourish. Thrift shops throughout Bristol, Plymouth, and Terryville stand tall among well established local Pizzerias, corporations, and liquor stores. Bristol thrift shops haven’t even reached their highest potential yet.
Bristol thrift shops seem to have a steady hand in the community, even more than people know. Aside for offering people the option to purchase 4 times more clothing per dollar than shopping brand new retail, most local thrift shops also donate partially to a non profit organization. Savers, a Bristol Thrift shop, contributes a certain dollar per pound to Big brothers, big sisters, showing high moral standard for a company of its size.
Smaller thrift shops like Stitches and Seams USA Thrift Store, also offer programs. for every pound of clothing donated, they will contribute .10 cents to a local non profit of your choice. “Everyone wants to help their community, however a lot of people don’t have the resource to do so.” Says Frank Ippolito, owner of Stitches and Seams USA Thrift Store. “We offer a way for people to help donate and contribute to their passion without having to reach in to their wallet.”