The Back-Room at a Thrift Shop ~ Support Conroe Assistance League Store

 

The Back-Room at a Thrift Shop ~ Support Conroe Assistance League Store

Have you ever wondered what was in the back of a thrift store?   After interviewing the kind ladies at Conroe Assistance League they agreed to give me a tour of not only what they do but how they are affecting the local community of Montgomery County.

I will share with you one of my favorite reasons to shop from Conroe Assistance League … Children!!!!

  • By DONATING and SHOPPING you ARE making a difference!
  • This past year 4,733 children benefitted from your helping Conroe Assistance League!

(The Assistance League Thrift Shop is the economic engine that provides approximately 80 percent of the budget)

Data from the Texas Education Agency indicates that approximately 32.4% of the enrollment in the Conroe Independent School District is economically disadvantaged and their families have inadequate resources to meet the needs of their children. To address this need, Operation School Bell provides new school clothing for economically disadvantaged children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade for all public schools in Montgomery County and the 7th and 8th grades in selected schools. School counselors refer children to this program, and the children have the opportunity to shop for new clothing during July and August prior to the start of school. Since the need continues after school starts, school counselors may refer students for assistance throughout the school year.

From June 2011 through May 2012, Operation School Bell provided clothing and shoe vouchers to 4,733 students in the six Montgomery County independent school districts and Met Head Start programs.

In addition, clothing vouchers are given to counselors at Montgomery Youth Services shelter homes and the Women’s Center for the emergency dressing of children.

Donated items are categorized and priced.

Donated items are categorized and priced.

 

Racks of designer clothes ready to be put out every day!!!!

Racks of designer clothes ready to be put out every day!!!!

 

Cute purses .....

Cute purses …..

Cowboy Boots!

Cowboy Boots!

 

 

The Assistance League Thrift Shop is the economic engine that provides approximately 80 percent of the budget that supports our philanthropic programs.

Donated merchandise is tax-deductible

Location

126 North San Jacinto Street Conroe, Texas 77301

Phone Numbers

Phone:  936-760-1151 Fax:  936-760-1191

Hours

Hours:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday

 

 

 

A Thrift Shop Wedding or Prom …. on a Budget in Houston!

A thrift shop Wedding or Prom …. on a budget in Houston!

Planning your special day can be quite stressful.  I am sure that most people place the budget at the top of the list.

We found Prom / Bridesmaid Dresses, by Jessica Mcclintock, a fabulous cocktail special edition dress from Target/Boutique, a few Mother of the Bride sets and a NEW with tag, renaissance wedding gown this week while shopping!

Shop Jens Closet and I found all of these dresses at Value Village on 5/22/2013 … we did not buy any of these items … maybe you can still get them!

(705 W 23rd St,  Houston, TX 77008)

 

NEW with tags Wedding Dress marked down to $69.00!

NEW with tags Wedding Dress marked down to $69.00!

 

Original $460 .. marked down to $69 at Houston Value Village

Original $450 .. marked down to $69 at Houston Value Village

 

FABULOUS Lela Rose Dress for only $15.80!

FABULOUS Lela Rose Dress for only $15.80!

 

 

Jessica Mcclintock!  Marked down to only $5.00 at Value Village in Houston

Jessica Mcclintock! Marked down to only $5.00 at Value Village in Houston

 

 

(found at Goodwill but worth mentioning for a formal event!) JCREW black silk chiffon gown for $9.99 ...  JCREW Description:  Simply stunning—an ethereal beauty in our floaty, lightweight silk chiffon with a delicate crinkled texture. Perfect for beach nuptials and big-city fêtes—we adore the dreamy feel and lean, flowy lines. Features a sweetheart neckline, a Grecian-inspired draped bodice, ruching along the sides and a delicately pleated and shirred waist. With a fitted bodice for a comfortable, perfectly secure fit. We're in love.

(found at Goodwill but worth mentioning for a formal event!)
JCREW black silk chiffon gown for $9.99 …
JCREW Description: Simply stunning—an ethereal beauty in our floaty, lightweight silk chiffon with a delicate crinkled texture. Perfect for beach nuptials and big-city fêtes—we adore the dreamy feel and lean, flowy lines. Features a sweetheart neckline, a Grecian-inspired draped bodice, ruching along the sides and a delicately pleated and shirred waist. With a fitted bodice for a comfortable, perfectly secure fit. We’re in love.

 

 

Jessica Mcclintock Blue Dress for $14.00 at Thrift Store Shop!

Jessica Mcclintock Blue Dress for $14.00 at Thrift Store Shop!

 

 

Jessica Mcclintock Dress marked down to $5.90 (there is a faint spot on the front, which looks like it will come out easy!)

Jessica Mcclintock Dress marked down to $5.90 (there is a faint spot on the front, which looks like it will come out easy!)

 

 

Silver Jessica Mcclintock Gown for $14.90 @ Houston Value Village

Silver Jessica Mcclintock Gown for $14.90 @ Houston Value Village … or 2nd Wedding?

 

Target Special Edition Black Lace Dress for $6.00

Target Special Edition Black Lace Dress for $6.00

 

 

$22.60 ... Perfect for Mother of the Bride!  Cold Water Creek

$22.60 … Perfect for Mother of the Bride!
Cold Water Creek

 

Plus Size Women ~ (20W) Mother of the Bride .... Beaded Plum Womens Outfit from Nordstroms Adrianna Papell for $14.691

Plus Size Women ~ (20W) Mother of the Bride …. Beaded Plum Womens Outfit from Nordstroms Adrianna Papell for $14.69       This looks like a dress but it is actually a top and long skirt.

 

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Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to benefit nonprofit organizations by

helping promote thrift stores in the Houston area!

If you are not yet doing so, consider DONATING for the nonprofit organization of your choice today!

 

 

Thrifted Flowers & Denim …

Thrifted Flowers & Denim …

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SERIOUSLY … is there Anything better than finding this awesome denim vest at a Garage Sale for only $1 (thank you Bonka!)

This darling floral dress was found at Buffalo Exchange (Resale Shop in Houston) and the purse was also thrifted!

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Denim Vest (Garage Sale)  …………….  $1
  • Floral Dress  (Buffalo Exchange)  …………..
  • Yellow Crochet Cross Body Bag (Houston Goodwill) ……… $2.99
Having Fun!!!!!!!!!!

Having Fun!!!!!!!!!!

 

Houston Buffalo Exchange, Houston Goodwill and Garage Sale Finds!

Houston Buffalo Exchange, Houston Goodwill and Garage Sale Finds!

 

CUTEST Sisters … all dressed in floral thrift store finds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cutest Sissies Ever!

Cutest Sissies Ever!

 

 

 

Spotty Dotty … College Wardrobe on a Thrifted Budget

 

College Visit and PERFECT outfit in polka dot cardigan!

College Visit and PERFECT outfit in polka dot cardigan!

We recently had a College Day visit and I was surprised at how casual most of the college kids dressed … as in “rolled out of bed look”.

With THRIFTING, you can afford to be cute and comfortable!   This outfit is a mixture of both thrifted and sale items.   The Fabulous woven purse was found on a trip to Guatemala (sorry, not thrifted)

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Polka Dot Forever 21 Sweater    (Conroe Assistance League) ….. $4.00
  • Blue Button Up Express  Oxford Shirt   (Houston Goodwill)   …. $5.99

You can dress carefree and casual, have style AND be on a thrifting Budget!!!!!!!!!!!

Dress on a Thrift Store Budget

Dress on a Thrift Store Budget

 

 

Thrift Store Shop for College

Thrift Store Shop for College

 

 

 

Thrift Shop at Goodwill and Assistance League

Thrift Shop at Goodwill and Assistance League

 

Save Money on a College Budget!

Save Money on a College Budget!

 

 

 

 

Effortless Style ~ Easy Care ~ Royal Blue Purple Chico’s Suede, Thrift Store Style

 

Effortless Style ~ Easy Care ~ Royal Blue Purple Chico’s Suede, Thrift Store Style

 

 

Super Comfy Chicos Ultra Suede Top (machine washable) $5.99 at Goodwill Thrift Store

Super Comfy Chicos Ultra Suede Top (machine washable) $5.99 at Goodwill Thrift Store

 

I found this fabulous color ultra-suede CHICOS shirt at a Houston Goodwill recently and I could not resist it … between the price and the ultra comfort …. this was a keeper!

 

Thrift Store Finds:

  • CHICOS Ultra Suede  Shirt  ………..  $5.99

 

Chicos Suede top from Goodwill Houston for $5.99

Chicos Suede top from Goodwill Houston for $5.99

 

 Goodwill Top for $5.99

Goodwill Top for $5.99