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Thrift Store Boosts Local Economy

Savers Thrift Store opens in Medford.

Savers in Medford is a new thrift store which may boost the local economy while supporting the regional Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island .

"We buy all the product that we have in our stores from Big Brothers Big Sisters Long Island. They run a donation center, they go and pick the product up, and we buy it," said Rick Fox, Partner Relations Manager for Savers Corporation.

The donation center is located next to the store and accepts gently used clothing (men's, women's, and children's), shoes, accessories, housewares, furniture, and even books, DVD's, CD's, and software.

"All of the money that we pay for our product stays on Long Island," said Fox.

The proceeds from Savers's purchase benefit the numerous community programs and services of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, which the organization's Long Island president Bill Tymann said has raised over $6 million from their other other regional stores.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, is a non-profit organization that provides families in need with mentoring and support services to promote positive growth and development of children. 

According to Fox, last year, Savers Corporation paid over $120 million dollars to their nonprofit partners nationwide. The company has just crossed the billion-dollar mark since the company was founded in 1954.

Savers is located in the Sunrise Square shopping center, at 700 Patchogue-Yaphank Road in Medford. Savers is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call the store at (631) 924-3082.

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