Employee Spotlight: Diane Jensen

Employee Spotlight: Diane Jensen – Store Manager, Bloomington Arc’s Value Village Do you know Diane? Her core strengths are achiever, responsibility, input, learner and intellectual but you probably recognize her from her friendly smile and big hugs! Before joining our team, Diane was a high school teacher, antique dealer and clean water / environmental activist […]

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Thrift Partner of the Year!

At Arc’s Value Village we realize that it takes a Village. We recently awarded the Pioneer Endicott Building in St. Paul the Arc’s Value Village Thrift Partner of the Year. This award recognizes an organization that has shown exceptional commitment to supporting The Arc Minnesota and Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores through volunteerism and/or donations. […]

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Volunteer of the Year!

Karen Powell is our 2017 Volunteer of the Year! Karen is described as an “anchor” for the volunteer team in Richfield. She is a tireless volunteer and has been known to volunteer more than one shift in a day on many occasions. Last fall, she was in the Richfield store to help sort and set […]

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Remarkable Photographer-y

A picture tells a thousand words and Chris McDuffie is a visual storyteller with volumes of best sellers. Vanessa, Chris’s wife and Arc’s Value Village supporter and stylist, posted a beautiful picture on Instagram one day and credited @mcduffphoto. The photo was remarkable. In search of volunteer photographers for our spring style show, I inquired […]

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Advocacy & Fashion

Hello! I am beyond honored to be taking part in the third annual style show celebrating World Down Syndrome Awareness Day! The Embrace Your Style show sits at the intersection of two of my passions in life: disability advocacy and fashion. I have been fortunate to work with people with disabilities for over 10 years. […]

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Young Vision

Lights. Camera. Action. That’s just where the story begins for Cinematographer Gabe Hostetler. Gabe’s use of timing, color, sound and motion reveal something otherwise missed. His layers of video, voice, music and sound touch the senses. His quiet intuition guides his creativity. In this world of self-promoting selfies and self-proclaimed producers his work is a […]

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Style Show Co-Emcee Anahita Champion

We are pleased to announce the co-emcee of our spring style show is Anahita Champion! As an on-air talent, emcee, and event correspondent, Anahita has captured the attention and admiration of thousands of viewers and collaborators. Anahita has interviewed Hollywood A-List stars, athletes and entertainers on the red carpet at events such as the Starkey Hearing Foundation […]

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Super Model & Super Bowl

While in my transition program with St. Paul Schools, I got to do an internship at Arc’s Value Village at the new store in White Bear Lake as soon as it opened. It was very fun working there with other people that I got to know and still see sometimes when I go shopping or […]

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Stephanie Hansen is our kind of thrifter!

HI! My name is Stephanie and I am the broadcaster, blogger, photographer, podcaster, thrifter and eater behind StephaniesDish.com and the podcast MakersofMN. It all began in 2005 when Stephanie March (Food Editor for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine) and I started the radio show #WeeklyDish on the Twin Cities station Mytalk1071. Ten years later, the show is going […]

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Make It With Wool

Guest Blogger Sarah Thelen: I’ve been sewing since I was in third grade. The very first thing I ever made was a pink and yellow tropical printed pillowcase and I still use it every night. My mom used to be a Home Economics teacher and was in 4-H, so naturally I grew up in 4-H. […]

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