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Thrift & Gift Shop Sales: Sept 19-23

Posted: September 18th, 2017

Something for everyone at our Thrift & Gift Shop this week…

It will soon be “Trick or Treat” time. Hurry in and check out our huge selection of Halloween merchandise and costumes!

50% Off:
* Earrings (all earrings, including earring sets priced as ‘sets’)
* Matched Sets of Dishes (must include 6 or more pieces)
* Bed Frames (Head & Foot Boards)
* Books, CDs & DVDs with Yellow Dots
75% Off:
* Clothing & Items with Yellow Tags or Stickers

Bargain Bin: Mugs, 10 for $1.00
Jewelry: $1.00 Sale Tray
$2.00 each unless otherwise marked

Enrichment Scholarship Awards Announced

Posted: April 17th, 2017

2017 Enrichment Scholarship Program Awards

Congratulations to the Whatcom County students who won Enrichment Scholarship Awards from Assistance League of Bellingham in 2017!

Over $45,000 in scholarship money was raised through our Thrift & Gift Shop sales and other fundraising efforts.

Scholarships were awarded to thirty-one middle school students for a total of $10,334.  High school students received forty-three scholarships for a total of $45,503.

Middle School Enrichment Scholarship Awardees, 2017

Blaine Middle School
Sylvie Lausier, WWU Odyssey of Science and Arts
Cameron Otterstad, Drayton Harbor Music Festivals

Fairhaven Middle School
Ellie Joan Wolverton, Wild Whatcom (Glaciers and Mt Meadows)
Marcus Kanenaga,Space Camp
Clara Kelly, WWU Chamber Days
Mathew Carson, Daluiso Digipen Institute of Technology
Amyiah Serdahl, Wild Whatcom
Reese Yoshiki Watabayashi, John Hopkins U Center for Talented Youth
Keller Morrison, Canoe Island French Camp

Kulshan Middle School
Serenity McAlister, WWU Odyssey of Science and Arts

Lummi Nation
Celina C Wilson, WWU Odyssey of Science and Arts

Lynden Middle School
Maddison Phillips, Kathleen Deen’s Childrens Musical Theater

Meridian Middle School
Christopher J Lann, Sounds of Summer Music Festival

Shuksan Middle School
Callie Ann Showalter, Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Flynn Larson, WWU Odyssey of Science and Arts
Miranda Slater, Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth
Harleen Sakaur Sarn, Bellingham Dance Company
Kevin Landa, WWU Odyssey of Science and Arts
Isabella Prince, Worldstrides

Vista Middle School
Jakob Alexander Markin , WWU Odyssey of Science and Arts
Malachi R Dunham, Boy Scout Camp Parsons
Cole Arun Drinkwater, Icicle Creek Summer Symphony
Jordyn Elizabeth Ives, Drayton Harbor Music Festival

Whatcom Middle School
Luna Jacobs, Wild Whatcom (Glaciers and Mt Meadows)
Ezra Carter Price, Wild Whatcom (Baker River/Watson Lake)
Samantha Schwartz, Northwest Ballet Academy
Solea Kunchick, Wild Whatcom
Julia Heywood, YMCA camping/leadership
Chloe Ordello, Wild Whatcom (Cascade Crossing)
Minh Chau Nguyen Truong, YMCA Bellingham
Logan James Neal, Pace Atelier

High School Enrichment Scholarship Awardees, 2017

Bellingham High School
Braden C Brask, Peterson Conservatory
Julia Rachel Schwartz, Houston Ballet Academy
Tessa Christine Kilcline, NY Times Summer Academy
Dylan Benjamin Patera, Lewis & Clark Forensics Pioneer Debate
Mary Dana Clement, WWU College Quest
William Michael Rositzke, WWU College Quest
Zachary D Murdzia, Marrowstone Music Festival
Elizabeth Kaytlyn Mellor, WWU College Quest
Alexandra Mellor, WWU College Quest
Tena Faith Bear Don’t Walk, WCC (running start math)
Emma Ritchie, Summer at Cornish Art and Design

Blaine High School
Shubh Karman Walia, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership
Quila Rose Welch, WWU College Quest
Nikolaus Fricker, WCC (running start math)
Patrick Michael Monogue, Stanford University

Ferndale High School
Benjamin E Jolly, BYU
Lucida D Olson, EWU Satori Camp
Iolante Hill-Locke, WWU College Quest
Nathan Pringle, BYU (Theater Workshop)

Lynden High School
Martel Karb, Boy Scout Camp
Paisley Marie Kaur, Lynden HS FBLA

Nooksack Valley High School
Amya Houston, WWU College Quest
Sabrina Walid Azzam, WWU College Quest

Mt Baker High School
Grace Erien Eddie Stargell, Envision National Youth Leadership Forum

Sehome High School
Anishka Duggal, Davidson THINK Summer Institute
Yoshimi Lin, Marrowstone Music Festival
Jae-Chan Lee, Marrowstone Music Festival
Josie Richey, Lake Samish Music Camp
Joyce Haejung Kim, Suzuki Education and Research Assoc.
Alec McGreevy, Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend
Megan Gill, International Thespian Festival
Mary Eileen Griffin, Russian American Foundation Inc.
Riley Cooper Steele, Envision National Youth Leadership Forum
Alexander Birch Daluiso, Digipen Institute of Technology

Squalicum High School
Kaitlyn Campion, WWU College Quest
Alea Sonnon, Wild Whatcom (Cascade Crossing)
Jacob Mark Lann, Peterson Conservatory of Music and Art
Ngac Chau Nguyen Truong, WWU College Quest
Angela  Sohal, Lewis and Clark Forensics Pioneer Debate
Samantha Elaine Owens, WWU College Quest

Windward High School
Thomas Lebitz-Braden, Drayton Harbor Music Festival
Aidan Michael McKernan, WWU College Quest
Mason Marie Waller, Museum of Flight (WA Aerospace Scholars)

Buy Online on eBay and Craigslist

Posted: March 6th, 2017

You probably have seen us on Facebook, on our website at and on Craigslist.

To find us on Craigslist:
go to, select Bellingham listings, then click the “for sale” listings; in the search box put the words “AL Thrift” and our current ads will come up.

Did you know we ALSO have an eBay presence?
eBay auction items are NOT located in our shop here at 2817 Meridian; they’re located off site until the listings are completed.  You are most welcome to bid on our eBay listings, and if you win an auction or purchase a “buy it now” item from us, you pay no shipping cost if you can come to the shop to pick up the item, rather than having it mailing. 

 To find our eBay listings online:
On at the far right upper corner, next to the big “search” word, there is the word “advanced” in smaller letters.  Click that link.  That brings up a page of search options.  In the left column click the link under “find items” where it says “by seller”.  Then in the box where you enter “seller’s ID”, enter the name “alb_thriftshop”.  (That’s an “underscore” between the alb and thriftshop).  We list interesting items on eBay almost every day!


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