In the early 1960s, newly formed chapters of The Arc in the Denver metro area relied on many small fundraisers like bake sales and bingo nights to generate funding for our programs. Recognizing that a coordinated effort between the local chapters could be more effective, the MARC was formed in 1963 as a separate nonprofit organization.
A few years after their formation, one of the board members of The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties attended a training in California where he observed a thrift store operation, which he thought could be successful here. This board member brought the idea back to the MARC and one short year later, in 1968, the first arc Thrift Store (then called Value Village) opened in Denver.
Since these humble beginnings, arc Thrift has provided millions of dollars of mission-critical funding to chapters of The Arc in Colorado's front range communities, allowing us to collectively advocate for countless people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
For more information about the thrift stores, or for questions about donations of household items, please visit www.arcthrift.org or call (303) 238-JANE.
To schedule a pick up call 1.800.283.2721.
Local arc Thrift Stores (Larimer County)
2701 South College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80526
3131 N. Garfield
Loveland, CO 80537
Thanks for your past, present and future donations! The revenue from sales supports our services and programs!