Double Edge Thrift Shop
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-offs: Any time the store is open
What’s The Double Edge Story?
When TC Christian started Double Edge Thrift, it was created with one purpose: to generate a profit to support the ministry of TC Christian School. At the time, the country was deep in recession and despite its location near one of the busiest intersections in Traverse City, the naysayers were confident Double Edge wouldn’t make it.
Today, Double Edge is thriving, and has transformed its patch of commercial space into a little slice of Heaven. Key components to its success include the steady stream of partners who help run the store, combined with the outstanding inventory donated on a daily basis. These two keys ensure that overhead remains low while quality merchandise attracts customers. Increasingly recognized as one of the must-see thrift shops in town, Double Edge has regularly grown its revenues to the point that what the store brings is providing significant support to TC Christian’s Variable Tuition program.
What Do Double Edge Partners Do?
Double Edge Thrift depends on partners for its everyday operations. Our partners receive donations, sort and prepare donations for selling, restock merchandise, keep the shop clean, run the cash registers and explain our mission to customers. They also help with retrieving donations from donors who cannot bring the items to the store themselves.
Double Edge is a clean, fun and stimulating environment in which to be! Our partners love children and want to help with their education. They also love seeing (and buying) the interesting treasures that are donated to Double Edge by our supporters.
As a new partner, you will complete a Partner Profile Form, attend an Orientation Tour, and train with other partners or staff members.
Shifts are available in the morning and the afternoon, Monday through Saturday. We’re closed Sundays. The length and frequency of your shifts depends on your availability.
How Will My Partnership Make A Difference?
100% of profits from Double Edge Thrift support Traverse City Christian School’s Variable Tuition program. This important program bridges the gap between the true cost of educating a child at TCCS and the amount actually billed to the family. Every year, Variable Tuition provides close to $300,000 in tuition support. The time you partner at Double Edge Thrift ensures the school can maintain that generous level of support for the kids.
How Can I Partner With Double Edge Thrift Shop?
There’s plenty to do at Double Edge. The store is separated into two areas. Below is a list of the primary roles in which our partners typically serve.
FRONT of STORE BACK ROOM
Cash Register Receive and Sort Donations
Guest Services Prepare Donations for Sale
In-Store Displays Price Research
Inventory Control E-Bay
Light Cleaning Social Media
Organize Merchandise Marketing and Promotion
Restock Merchandise Volunteer Coordinator
Simply call (231) 421-5757 or email Double Edge Thrift at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started! A Double Edge representative will contact you promptly to arrange your partner orientation. If you’d like, you may also download and complete the Partner Profile Form.