SEVCA Good Buy Thrift Stores to Close for Good
The Board of Directors and Staff of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is announcing the closure of our Good Buy Thrift Stores in Springfield and Bellows Falls effective December 16, 2023. In sharing this news, Kathleen Devlin, SEVCA’s Interim Executive Director, reflected on the decision:
“While this decision was not an easy one, we believe it is necessary for SEVCA’s long-term growth and effectiveness. This change will allow SEVCA to direct its resources where they are needed most,” said Devlin. “SEVCA is grateful to the staff, volunteers and thrift store donors for their many years of dedication, hard work and commitment to providing a welcoming space to our community. We truly appreciate the contributions made to support the success of the stores over the years.”
In response to the closure, SEVCA is actively working to develop new partnerships with thrift stores throughout Windham and Windsor counties. These partnerships are intended to continue the voucher program, ensuring that qualifying SEVCA clients can access free clothing, furniture, and housewares in their neighborhoods.
The SEVCA Good Buy stores in Springfield and Bellows Falls will remain open until December 16, with all items marked down 20% starting October 17, 2023.
SEVCA will no longer be accepting donations of items for the store.