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Colfax Thrifty Grandmothers

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Corporate Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: Raising money by selling donated items to give money to other charitable organizations and needy individuals

Programs: Raising money by selling donated items to give to other charitable organizations and needy individuals

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Younger Kids clothes: 38 cents a piece.
Older kids and adult clothing: $1.50 a piece
Saturdays: $2 a bag day, on certain items
Great place to shop, especially with kids. Grandmothers are all very friendly :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

The prices are very cheap. Many things are .10- .50! U can find unique things & lots of crafts. The ladies have no doubt given much to the community, & that is to be commended! :)
My 2 hang-ups: The days & hours they are open are horrible. They want u out when it's close to closing, which I understand but they are rude about it. My other complaint is that the volunteer women (all elderly) are usually cranky, nosey, & quite rude. They give of their time, I get that, but if you seem to hate what you're doing, then why do it? It is, after all, still a place of business & customers should be treated politely.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I checked my role as "donor" because after many years as a client, I am finally beginning to be able to give back. I am only sorry that they have to pay so much for garbage pick up just because so many people use them as a dumping ground for junk. The Colfax Thrifty Grandmas have been supporting many community needs for many years, not just providing everything from books to clothing at very reasonable rates. I once bought a pair of shoes there for $0.75 that lasted me over six years. Another reviewer seemed upset that they price some things higher, but I have been involved in a few of those cases myself, and I know it was because a valuable collectable antique item had been donated and a local expert advised them to charge more for it. There are many people that shop there that are not needy at all, which is fine, but they are looking for these items for a dollar in order to sell them for personal profit for much more. The Grannies give very generously to the boy scouts, the community fund, and many, many more organizations that need support. Even though they list as having over 36 employees, all but one (last time I checked) are volunteers with no compensation. Thay pay the guy who sorts out junked furniture and other crap and hauls it to the dump. Pretty neat group of people. Colfax loves them.