Link to Volunteer Sign Ups By School
Thank you for taking the time to volunteer at Big Blue Bargains Thrift Shop. We would not be as successful as we are without your time commitment.
One of the benefits of volunteering is that you receive half off your purchases. Boutique, items marked ‘firm’ and other items may be excluded. Due to the high volume of donations keeping us busy, our lack of storage space and to keep things equitable, we have come up with the following policies when it comes to purchases:
- Half off applies only on the day you volunteer
- In order to receive half off, you must work at least a 2 hour shift
- Payment is due on the day of purchase
- We are no longer able to hold items without payment
We routinely mark down boutique and ‘firm’ items that haven’t sold within a reasonable time period. These items are displayed in the front of the store. If something has caught your eye be sure to keep checking back!
Thank you for your understanding and your continued support!
Big Blue Bargains Thrift Shop Board
Volunteer Schedules by School & Sign Up Coordinator
Middle School-Jen Townsend – email@example.com
2015: Jan. 21, 24 Feb. 25, 28 April 1, 4 May 6, 9 June 10, 13 July 15, 18 Aug. 19, 22
Link to Sign Up Genius Page: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409054FABAE22A13-swampscott
High School – Susan Gambale- firstname.lastname@example.org
2015: Jan. 28, 31 Mar. 4, 7 April 22, 25 May 13, 16 June 17, 20 July 22, 25 Aug. 26, 29
Link to Sign Up Genius Page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054FA5AE2CA02-bbbhigh
Stanley- Julie Phaneuf- email@example.com
2014: Nov. 12, 15
2015: Jan. 3 Feb. 4, 7 Mar 11, 14 April 15 May 20, 23 June 24, 27 July 29, Aug. 1
Link to Sign Up Genius Page: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=w.ProcessCreate3
Hadley- Val Sweeney- firstname.lastname@example.org
2015: Jan. 7, 10 Feb. 11 Mar. 18, 21 May 27, 30 Aug. 5, 8
Link to Sign Up Genius Page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45ACAA23A2F94-bigblue
Clarke-Allison Duffy- email@example.com
2015: Jan. 14, 17 Mar. 25, 28 April 29, May 1 June 3, 6 July 8, 11 Aug. 12, 15
Link to Sign Up Genius Page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45a4aa28aa8-bigblue2
I addition to re-opening after the holidays on Wednesday Dec. 3rd, we will be hosting an open house in the evening on Thursday, Dec. 4th. Visit us from 6-8pm, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and holiday shopping. We will have a sale on puzzles & games – just $1.00 each, and jewelry will be half off. Check out the pictures to see what is new in the store! (
Big Blue Bargains opened their doors in January 2012 after two years of planning. We benefit the Swampscott Public Schools by providing a continuous resource of funds to enhance cultural enrichment programs. We benefit the Swampscott Community by providing the residents a way to recycle and reuse items locally that may have otherwise been thrown out or sent to another charity. When visiting Big Blue Bargains, you can expect to find gently used clothing and accessories for adults and children. We also have books, dvds, sports equipment, unique and antique items, and a variety of household goods and decorations.
The thrift shop is thriving due to the dedication of the weekly volunteers, the committment of the board members and their many years of volunteer contributions in the Swampscott Public Schools system and the Community, and all of our customers. Stop by…you never know what you’ll find!
Raising $$ for the Swampscott Public Schools, working with the community to recycle & reuse!
Hours, Location & Contact Info
2015 days we are closed:
January 3 (Sat)
February 14 (Sat), 18 (Wed), 21 (Sat)
April 18 (Sat), 22 (Wed), 25 (Sat)
July 1 (Wed), 4 (Sat)
September 5 (Sat)
November 25 (Wed), 28 (Sat)
December 23 (Wed), 26 (Sat), 30 (Wed)
We are located on the backside of the Swampscott Middle School on 207 Forest Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907. Enter the parking lot by our sign and continue around the building where you will see the Big Blue Bargains door.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Like our Facebook page Big Blue Bargains
Check out items we have listed on eBay – BigBlueBargains2012
DONATIONS CAN ONLY BE DROPPED OFF DURING HOURS OF OPERATION
Please check with us if you are unsure of your donation item before dropping it off
WE GRATEFULLY ACCEPT
Clothing, New in package socks & undergarments, Footwear, Books, Puzzles, Games, Sports equipment (no ski’s or ski boots), Small furniture, Jewelry, Household decorations and items, Etc.
WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT
||Ski’s and ski boots
|College text books
||Suitcase & garment bags
|Large exercise equipment
||Toys that don’t meet CPS guidelines
|Personal care items
|| List updated 10/2013
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE
Gently used, Not torn, Clean, Have all pieces/parts, Not broken, In good working order