Want to Help Animals? Shop These Amazing Arizona Thrift Stores
When I was a kid, my mom did everything she could to stretch a dollar. Hand me downs, hand me ups, hand me overs - between my siblings and me, we outgrew clothes at a blistering pace. It's a wonder my parents were able to keep up.
One thing my mom did to keep pace with our growth is dive into thrift stores and secondhand shops. By carefully combing through the racks, she was able to find things that were not only in our taste but sometimes brand new and even brand name.
Shop for a Cause
Thrift shopping is a great way to give clothing and home goods an extended life. By "recycling" your clothes and reusing others' lightly used goods, you're keeping these items out of landfills and helping save the planet.
But if you choose where you buy, you can also help save animals. We've combed through a list of the best thrift stores in Arizona that not only save you money, and save the planet, but also help save animals, too.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store in Tucson
If you love to save animals and some cash, check out the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in Tucson.
The two nonprofit thrift stores support homeless and in-need animals. You'll find a large selection of furniture, household items, antiques, and collectibles - all in great shape.
If you're looking at bringing home a new kitty, check out the adoptable cat habitat right there on-site. All of their proceeds to further go toward helping animals in need.
Extra Bonus: There's a 15% 55+ senior discount every Thursday, and a 15% military discount (with ID), every day.
HALO Thrift Boutique in Cave Creek
The HALO Thrift Boutique is dedicated to helping animals. HALO stands for Helping Animals Live On, and their no-kill animal shelter is supported by sales at the HALO Thrift Boutique.
According to their website, the thrift boutique has a large selection of clothing, shoes, purses, and accessories, all priced around $4 or less.
They also carry "high-quality home furnishings generously donated by Stevan's consignment."
Paw Prints Thrift Shop in Oak Creek and Paw West Thrift Store in West Sedona
These sister shops are located in the Sedona area and are run by the Humane Society of Sedona. Shopping at these stores helps generate income to support the animal shelter in Sedona.
The stores strive to accept high-quality donations. The mostly-volunteer staff keeps everything running smoothly. These stores are loaded with one-of-a-kind, quality items, including a lot of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. They also sell quality household items and furniture.
The only thing better than shopping at these stores and saving money is knowing you're helping the local animal population as well.