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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 metro association 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 or call (303) 238-JANE.