WAIF Thrift Stores are owned and operated by WAIF. The Freeland Thrift Store opened in 1995 and the Oak Harbor Thrift Store opened in 2000. Mainly staffed by volunteers, the stores have been successful fundraisers. Both stores sell high-quality used items in a clean, well-maintained environment. Our many regular customers, who stop in frequently to peruse the ever-changing displays of merchandise, rave about the quality items, reasonable prices, and the friendly, cheerful atmosphere of the stores. For store information and locations, please click here.
In our stores you will find household items such as dishes, glassware, furniture, small appliances, linens, jewelry, and collectibles. In the clothing department, we have a large selection of high quality, previously owned men’s and women’s clothing in excellent condition at unbelievably low prices. You may even find new items that have their original price tags still attached. In the Pick of the Litter (POL) section, you may find such labels as Liz Claiborne, Anne Klein, and Nordstrom. We also have a woman’s Plus Size section with sizes XL to 4X.
We have a special children’s section where you will find toys, puzzles, games, and stuffed animals. We carry a large assortment of infant, toddler, and children’s clothing. We often have strollers, cribs, swings, baby monitors, and booster seats.
We also sell records, cassettes tapes, CDs, videotapes, computer equipment, and office supplies. Customers are surprised to find that we often have a good amount of used furniture for sale. Another surprise is our section containing small tools, electrical equipment, camping supplies, sporting goods, and many other odds and ends. Are you looking for a replacement electrical cord or hard-to-find widget? We may have just what you are looking for.
We offer frequent sales and specials. Seniors (age 55 and over) and military, don’t forget your discount — just let the cashier know you are a senior or in the military before your merchandise is rung up. In addition to our specials, we like to have surprise sales now and again. Be sure to check the sale board each time you visit.
WAIF would not exist if not for the hard work and generosity of its volunteers. Because WAIF depends heavily on volunteers, we encourage anyone who may have a few hours to spare to join our great team of Thrift Store volunteers. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks such as sorting, pricing, and cashiering. Our store managers are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about volunteering or email here for more details.