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How to Make a Thrift Store Manager’s Day

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 24, 2019 3:12:37 AM

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Everybody knows the Idaho Youth Ranch has fabulous thrift stores. But not everyone understands why we have those stores or what they're supporting when they shop with us or donate stuff we can sell. A few days ago, our store on Overland Road in Boise got a visit from an old friend who helped put it all into perspective. He stopped by to say "thanks" and store manager Stacie Price was happy to share this story:

Ranch Readers

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 24, 2019 3:11:56 AM

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Ranch Readers Program

A book is a thrift store treasure — especially a free book! The Idaho Youth Ranch is offering a free book to any child (up to age 17) who visits an Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store.

Each free book comes with a special Ranch Readers bookmark. When you finish the book, write the name of the book on your bookmark and bring it back to the store, and we'll give you another free book (valued at $1.95 or less) and a stamp on your bookmark!

100,000+ Free Books for Idaho Kids

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 24, 2019 3:09:31 AM

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100,000+ Free Books for Idaho Kids

Education is so critical to future success in life that an early love of learning, especially reading, is one of the biggest advantages a child can have. To make sure as many Idaho kids as possible get that opportunity, the Idaho Youth Ranch launched a new literacy program called “Ranch Readers” through its thrift stores in February 2013. The response has been tremendous--parents, teachers, store staff, and especially kids across the state are enthusiastically on board.

Happy Earth Day!

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 24, 2019 3:08:57 AM

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Happy Earth Day!

Idaho Youth Ranch thrift stores are all about reducing, reusing, and recycling—that’s the essence of the thrift store business model. And what makes it all work? YOU, our awesome donors and customers. All over the state, generous Idahoans donate clothes, household items, furniture, and even cars to IYR thrift stores, simplifying their lives and reducing waste. Our customers shop our stores for great deals on that merchandise, reusing those donated items in hundreds of ways. And IYR recycles scrap material we can’t sell in our stores, keeping more than 2,500 tons of material from entering Idaho landfills every year.

Best of Treasure Valley 2014

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 24, 2019 3:07:46 AM

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The Idaho Youth Ranch would like to say thank you to the Idaho Statesman and all of the wonderful Treasure Valley residents who voted us the “best thrift store” in the Treasure Valley for 2014! You're helping Idaho's at-risk kids find promising futures, every time you shop, donate, or volunteer at one of our stores. We are working hard to be Idaho's favorite place for fashionable, affordable clothing and your vote encourages us to work even harder.

Coming May 3—new IYR Nampa store grand opening! (Clone)

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 24, 2019 3:06:41 AM

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Thanks to great community support, our Nampa and Caldwell stores have been busier than ever. So we're opening a second Nampa thrift store in May, near Idaho Center. Grand opening day is Sautrday, May 3, and you can read all about it in the Idaho Press-Tribune: http://www.idahopress.com/members/new-idaho-youth-ranch-opening/article_ebd14280-b3cd-11e3-8e54-001a4bcf887a.html