The idea for a campus thrift store had circulated for some time, garnering interest but little support, until WFI took the lead in developing a plan for it in 2004. A thrift store on campus provides a unique and powerful opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship—planning, starting and running a retail business to serve the Smith and Northampton communities—and philanthropy. Profits from SmiTHrift sales will be donated, based on the recommendations of a campus advisory panel, to organizations benefiting women and children in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley. SmiTHrift is comprised of a group of student volunteers committed to creating a viable business plan and locating space on the campus to open a retail outlet. Student volunteers meet regularly to sort through the many donations from faculty, staff and students, as well as coordinate and publicize events.
Volunteers and Donations
SmiTHrift is always looking for volunteers. To get involved or to make a donation, e-mail email@example.com. There is a general interest meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center TV Lounge (downstairs). All welcome to attend!
2013-14 Board Members
Elaura Dunning '14
Min Ji Kwon