Mercer Island is a large, family-driven community. This assertion is proven by the plethora of year-round activities, geared towards families and held of the benefit of the entire community. Founded in 1970 by the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Department, their philosophy remains to assist, support, and develop the Mercer Island community.
The Mercer Island Thrift Shop remains a volunteer-powered organization that raises money to support to the programs and services of the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services department. They strive to provide quality goods, volunteer opportunities that enable people to become active in the community, as well as gain useful skills and pertinent experience, and allow a “place for Mercer Island residents to donate and recycle their household goods.”
They accept gentle used goods Monday thru Saturday, 9am – 4pm, except for a few holiday closures. While they accept clothing, shoes, household linens, jewelry, housewares, collectables, books, music & video games, art, some furniture & home décor, electronics, sporting goods, toys, games, and baby equipment, they no longer accept large appliances, building materials, and a bunch of other items. Their entire list is noted on their website.
Having a place where Mercer Island and other local residents can venture and support their community of amazing. As are some of the treasures you’ll find! Enjoy some time browsing the shelves, and then walk around downtown Mercer Island and play at Mercerdale Park! Their convenient location offers plenty of alternative recreation and dining opportunities!