Milestone Reached!

Kiwanis Thrift Sale annual revenue tops $1 Million for the first time, enabling increased grants and scholarships.

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation Inc. announced that for the first time its Kiwanis Thrift Sale annual gross revenue exceeded $1 Million for the fiscal year which ended September 30, 2019. The Kiwanis Thrift Sale began 92 years ago, in 1927, as a once-a-year sale. It was located in downtown Ann Arbor through 2018 when all of its operations were moved to 100 N. Staebler Rd., a former book manufacturing facility. After extensive capital improvements, it now has over 30,000 square feet of sales space in addition to rented offices and warehouse space.

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, and its Foundation, have a long tradition of supporting children and families in need within our Community. In addition to monetary support, they also provide direct gifts of merchandise to identified families and many non-profit agencies. This combined support now totals over $7,200,000 since 1927. The higher thrift sales revenues will enable The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor and its Foundation to set increased goals for what will be given back to the Community. This is done through scholarships and grants to local agencies that provide support to children, individuals and families in need each year.

The Kiwanis Thrift Sale is located at 100 N. Staebler Rd. off of West Jackson, one mile west of Zeeb Rd. It is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. It is closed on major holidays.

The Kiwanis Thrift Sale’s continued growth over the last 92 years, culminating in its $1 Million year, could not have happened without the ongoing support of Kiwanis Thrift Sale Volunteers, Kiwanis Club Members, Staff, and of course, the many Kiwanis Thrift Sale Shoppers and those who donate merchandise.

Thank you for your support to “Help Us Help Kids!”

For information about the Kiwanis Thrift Sale, becoming a volunteer and/or member, please contact Mary Schwartz, Kiwanis Administrative Assistant at 734-368-9738.