For twenty years, Upscale Resale Thrift Shop has provided a warm and welcoming environment for DC area adults suffering from mental illness to fight back against those beliefs. Almost our entire staff of over 20 people are in recovery from debilitating mental illness, and it is the joy of our work to pull out the best from each of our employees and to build a cohesive team and thriving business. An attitude of optimism, humility and ‘a non-judgmentalism that defies description’ pervades all that we do here and creates a space where our customers can shop for quality goods at low prices in a friendly, quirky and inviting atmosphere.
To view some of our featured upscale items for sale, please visit www.upscaleresalethriftshop.org
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Interested in Employment Opportunities with Upscale Resale Thrift Shop?
We are a vocational rehabilitation program dedicated to providing employment to adults disabled by severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder, among many others. If you have an interest in joining our employment program please contact us..
Looking to Volunteer at Upscale Resale Thrift Shop?
Volunteers are always welcome at the Upscale Resale Thrift Shop. Volunteers work alongside our employees, sorting and pricing donations, putting out merchandise and keeping the store tidy. There are also volunteer opportunities on the administrative side of things, doing special projects, such as marketing, writing grants, or keeping our database up to date. Volunteers get first dibs on merchandise and a discount on merchandise once a steady schedule has been established. If interested, please contact us at the shop.
Donate Furniture and Other Goods
Upscale Resale is kept in business by the donation of quality furniture and other goods. We also accept clothing, furniture, artwork, household goods, collectibles and antiques, books, CDs, DVDs, jewelry – really most anything that can be resold with relative ease. We even accept donations of old cars and boats, which we sell through a local auction house. (Unless you want to donate a box truck or cargo van, which we would use for the store… allowing you to take the full blue book value as a deduction!) Of course if you are able, you are welcome to donate furniture directly to us at our shop. If you cannot bring your donations to the shop, we can send our truck to your home to pick up donations:
Our truck generally runs Tuesday through Saturday, and we’ll go anywhere in the DC Metro area for good furniture. When coming out for clothing and other small items, but we usually schedule it on a day when we’ll already be in that neighborhood. Clothes, books, household goods, and other small items should be ready for our truck in a bag or a box. You do not need to bring your donations to the curb. We’ll happy to pick up boxes, bags, and furniture from wherever you have them in your home. All donations should be in good to excellent condition. We’re a bit more lenient in terms of condition when it comes to nice wood furniture (nice solid wood furniture with minor / fixable problems is fine). Conversely, we’re less lenient when it comes to upholstered furniture (we do NOT accept couches and other upholstered furniture in mediocre condition, even if it’s otherwise perfectly usable).
You can find us in the beautiful 4100 sq. ft. space in College Plaza in the courtyard between (the now vacant) Magruder’s and Advanced Auto Parts (across the courtyard from Patel Brothers and Kid’s First Swim). College Plaza is located at the intersection of 355 and College Parkway, one block north of the Montgomery College Rockville main entrance.
Upscale Resale Thrift Shop is a program of Family Services, Inc. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The shop, staff and volunteers are appreciative of your tax-deductible donations and accepts donations 7 days a week.