Don’t we all like to feel good about a purchase? And not just because the item is "perfect for me," and it makes you feel good. But because others will get to benefit because of our purchase.

And the price is the price.

We are not asked if we want to round up to the next dollar amount, or if we’d like to add a dollar to our purchase price which will go to a charity the store has selected. Sometimes local. Sometimes national.

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This is different. Win-Win Thrift store in Brewer donates 10 percent of each purchase price made at their store.

And the money goes to one of 25 Maine-based charitable organizations.

You pay the price of the item and the tag tells you what charity will benefit from your purchase. It’s right on the tag.

So far in 2022, Win-Win might be a, well, win-win. They are outgrowing the space on South Main Street in Brewer and soon will be opening a new 4,000 square foot space on Route 1A in Holden, about a mile past the Brewer town line.  The new location will have more space to store and process items.

The owner of Win-Win, Jen Nason told Fox 22 Bangor

“It’s really a community effort in keeping items that are still good, I call them still good goods, from going into the landfill”

Here is Win-Win’s mission statement from their Facebook page

"Win-Win is a community thrift store that focuses on diverting waste by closing the loop on consumer waste. Join us in the movement to recycle and upcycle in order to keep our earth healthy"

Scott Miller
Scott Miller

Last year was Win-Win’s first year in business and donated almost $12,000 to local nonprofits like Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, The Good Shepard Food Bank, and the Bangor Humane Society.

Win-Win is at 388 South Main Street in Brewer (the former Van Raymond’s location) and is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scott Miller
Scott Miller

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