I am super exited to announce my new collaboration….
I will be honest, until being contacted by Savers about the opportunity to check out their store, I had never stepped foot inside one of their stores. I honestly did not know what to expect, but this evening I got the unique opportunity to attend the Savers store opening in Santa Fe. My mom and aunt drove up with me (poor hubs was still working) and we made the hour long drive a mini road trip, complete with an amazing Mexican restaurant located conveniently in the next parking lot over.
Tomorrow, I will post about all of my amazing finds, but tonight I wanted to share with you a little more about Savers as a brand.
From the Brand:
ABOUT SAVERS (shopping, reuse and nonprofit partner)
- Savers provides a refined shopping experience not usually associated with thrift stores. You won’t find cluttered piles and broken equipment on the shelves at Savers. Instead, shoppers will find the new store to be spacious, well-lit and easy to navigate
- With more than 100,000 items on its sales floor at any given time, and carrying everything from clothing and accessories, to housewares and electronics, Savers is no ordinary thrift store.
- There are up to 10,000 new items placed on the floor each day.
- Reuse is Savers’ reason for being. With the average American throwing out 81 pounds of textiles each year, 95 percent of which could have been given a second life, Savers gives shoppers the power to build a wardrobe on a budget, while reducing the impact on the planet.
- In one year alone, Savers donates over $200 million to its nonprofit partners and Savers also keeps 650 million pounds of reusable goods out of landfills each year.
- This store is the first Savers location in the city of Santa Fe.
- The Santa Fe store has a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico. When members of the community donate their goods to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico at the store’s on-site Community Donation Center, Savers pays Big Brothers Big Sisters for those items whether or not they make it to the sales floor.
- Through this partnership, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico receives a steady source of income that they can use to support their local youth mentoring programs.
Connect with Savers on Social:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/Savers
- Twitter: @SaversVVillage
- Instagram: @Savers_Thrift
- Pinterest: Savers / Value Village
- Website: www.savers.com
Check out the Santa Fe Store Opening Press Release for more info:
SANTA FE, NM – June 9, 2016 – Savers, a thrift superstore chain with more than 330 locations across North America, will celebrate the opening of a new store in Santa Fe on Thursday, June 9. The store will be the first in the Santa Fe area and will celebrate a continued partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on the morning of the grand opening. The ceremony is open to the public and will be attended by Savers management, representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico and Santa Fe city leadership.
Savers was founded on the core principle of supporting local communities, and has embraced that value by partnering with nonprofits since 1954. The new store’s partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico means Savers pays the organization when you donate your goods to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico at the store’s on-site Community Donation Center, which is now open, or have your donation picked up at home by Big Brothers Big Sisters, whether the items make it to the sales floor or not. When members of the Santa Fe community donate, they are not only giving their goods a second life, they are turning those goods into a sustainable source of funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The revenue received through this partnership is crucial in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Over the period of their 8 year partnership with Savers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico has been able to provide mentoring programs for close to 2,000 children. The continuing growth of this partnership means that in the years to come more than 400 children will be provided with mentors each year.
“The program funding we receive though our partnership with Savers allows us to better support the youth in the Santa Fe area,” said Alan Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Not everybody is able to donate their time or money, but by visiting the store’s Community Donation Center or scheduling a home pick up with our team, the simple act of donating reusable goods becomes an easy way to support our community.”
In addition to the community support Savers brings with it to Santa Fe, it also offers great deals. Savers has pioneered a thrift store experience that defies typical expectations for secondhand shopping. Shoppers will not find cluttered piles and broken equipment on the shelves at Savers. Instead, they will find the new store to be spacious, well-lit and easy to navigate. The inventory is carefully curated so that shoppers are provided with easy access to high-quality goods at affordable prices.
With more than 100,000 items on its sales floor at any given time, and carrying everything from clothing and accessories, to housewares and electronics, Savers is no ordinary thrift store. Customers will find a fresh stock of value-priced goods, including authentic vintage finds and name brand fashions, with up to 10,000 new items placed on the floor each day.
“We’ve been working incredibly hard to prepare the store for opening day and can’t wait to share all we have to offer with the Santa Fe community,” said John Sipos, Savers store manager. “We look forward to providing our customers with unbelievable deals, but we also take great pride in supporting our nonprofit partners and protecting the environment. Just about everybody likes to save money, support nonprofits, and go green, and we make it easy to do all three.”
Savers is also on a mission to create a better world through reuse by inspiring local communities to donate reusable items to local nonprofits instead of throwing them in the trash. Through its commitment to sustainability, Savers has become one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the world, keeping more than 650 million pounds of reusable items from landfills each year.
The Santa Fe store and Community Donation Center, located at 3294 Cerrillos Road, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, customers may contact the store directly at (505) 919-7185 or visit www.savers.com.
Founded in 1954, Savers is a for-profit privately held global thrift retailer offering clothing and accessories for men, women and children and household goods under the Savers, Value Village, Village des Valeurs and Unique Thrift Store brands. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 120 nonprofit organizations, gives local consumers a smart way to shop, and saves more than 650 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. Savers pays its nonprofit partners for donated goods, turning otherwise unused items into sustainable funding that supports their vital community programs and services. Savers operates more than 330 locations and has 22,000 employees in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, please visit www.savers.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.