310 Brighton Ave. S, Buffalo, MN 55313 

(763) 682-4178          

Buffalo's Largest Nonprofit Thrift Store for over 30 years!

 Attention Volunteers:

Tuesday evenings are a regular work night.  Come when you can and work as long as you wish. We begin about 6pm and work until 10pm or later.

Thursday evening work nights do not occur (yet) every week.  Please call Lanita at 763-658-2380 (home) or 612-310-5418 (cell) to be sure there will be a lead person at the store on a Thursday evening you wish to volunteer.

Thank you to all of you who put in so many hours!  We would not be able to give so much if it weren't for you! 
To members of West Lutheran High School Association Congregations:
It takes many hands to keep a store this size running and to keep up with the bountiful donations. There are ways to volunteer your time and talents even if you cannot come into the store on a regular basis. Please check our list below to see if you can help with any of our needs. If you can, call Lanita Farstad, our Volunteer Coordinator at 612-310-5418.
In store-needs:

Can you help us any afternoon Monday through Thursdays?

Monday through Thursday the Wise Penny is open until 6pm.  Due to this extension of hours, we are in need of volunteers to help from 3:30pm - 6:15pm. Ideally we need 3 - 4 individuals who would arrive at 3:30pm and run the store until 6:00pm assisting customers, running the cash register, pricing clothing/household items and more. Please let Lanita know if you could be a part of one of these teams (612-310-5418).

Can you help us on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays?

Our store hours have changed! We are now open Monday - Thursday until 6pm. The additional hours will help out customers who work late and it will be a big boost to store sales.

Fridays and Saturdays are days when we are in need of additional help. They are the busiest days of the week. It would make a great family  to volunteer at the Wise Penny. Contact Lanita if you are interested in learning more about volunteering. (612-310-5418).

Can you become a Department Lead?

(work at the store at least twice/month at your convenience) 

     Sports Equipment Lead
     Doll Lead
     Toy Department Lead
     Antique/Vintage Lead
     Greeters-Needed Daily-Comfy chairs/stools will be provided

Month-end Changeover Help:
    We are still looking for volunteers to be section leaders for the various areas of the store!  A small commitment will make a big difference in our store's appearance!

We are asking that our volunteers sign up to be the responsible person to remove clearance tag items & clean and organizing the remaining items on those shelves.  Making your small shelf or section look appealing for the customers will help as we kick off a new month. If you would like to help or have questions please talk with Brittany, Kari or Karla.    

Needs that could be met by someone at home: 

  • Fix Barbie Dolls
  • Sorting and Pricing Toys
  • Cut Off / Sort Buttons
  • Clean Silver  
  • Clean, Dress & Price Dolls
  • Totaling Up Our Volunteer Hours
  • Bundling and Pricing Fabric           




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