In White River Junction, the SEVCA “Good Buy” Thrift Store at the recycling center will be closing its operations.
Ending Saturday, buyers will receive a 20% discount off their purchases at the thrift store, before it closes. SEVCA, which is the Southeastern Vermont Community Action, is a group that serves Windham and Windsor counties to help low-income families.
Their Board of Directors recently announced their decision to close the White River Junction store, but will be consolidating the store’s efforts with that of the “Good Buy” Thrift Store located on Hartford Avenue.
Reasons for the closing include the increase of curbside recycling pickup, which negated the need for people to go to the recycling center and the store there, as well as the two stores being within seven miles of each other made it hard to support both.
SEVCA’s Executive Director Steve Geller says that “it is now clear we need to ‘right-size’ the business to ensure the long-term sustainability of our thrift stores”.
The closing of the store will affect three part-time employees.