About Wise Buys Thrift Store
Wise Buys is a community thrift store located at 1224 North State Street in Bellingham, WA. The money received from sales of donated clothing and household items goes to Lydia Place, a nonprofit, community-based agency serving homeless women and their children. Founded in 1989, Lydia Place is an active participant in our community's effort to develop a continuum of care under the leadership of the Whatcom County Homeless Coalition.
Wise Buys is staffed by volunteers and together these volunteers donate approximately 4,023 woman-hours per year, which translates into $81,465.75 worth of in-kind donations and the profit make a significant contribution to the Lydia Place budget.