RetroWorks was created by former HOPE director Tom Plumb in 1993. Modelled after Recycle North, it’s original purpose was to train homeless men to repair discarded appliances at a warehouse on Exchange Street in Middlebury. In 1999, RetroWorks and HOPE’s Free Clothing Room were moved together into a large new building on Boardman Street. RetroWorks’ goals are to reduce the amount of waste entering oru landfills, to provide training in basic employability skills, and to generate revenues to support HOPE’s poverty relief work. Your unwanted items, as well as your shopping dollars, will help us to assist families with heating and housing, medicines, food and much more.
Anyone can shop at RetroWorks, where we have a wonderful selection of clothing, dishes, furniture, electronics, collectibles and much, much more. We are the largest thrift store in the area.
RetroWorks accepts donations of good quality new and used clothing and household items, including furniture and collectibles. We can pick up large items for a small fee. Contact us for more details.
RetroWorks is open from 9:30 until 4:30, Monday through Saturday, in the green warehouse behind the Craven office building at 282 Boardman Street. For more information call 388-2522.