American Cancer Society, Discovery Shop

Can thrifting help prevent cancer?  Maybe.  Because the way I have it figured, the more you frequent the thrift stores operated by the American Cancer Society, the more money they get and the more research they can support.  So, I’m doing my part.  How about you?

American Cancer Society

I visited the American Cancer Society thrift just off Piedmont Avenue recently.  Fortunately, as luck would have it, they were having one of their periodic 50% off EVERYTHING sales.  So, of course I had to buy something!  The Piedmont Avenue store is a great place to find women’s designer clothing jewelry and shoes.  And, I’ve often found charming things for the house here as well.  And, there is a small men’s section, but for the most part, it’s all about the ladies here.

Even though there was a groovy hanging lamp there that matched the 1970’s-era linoleum in our den (that badly needs replacing), I had to leave it behind.  I can’t be buying EVERYTHING I see that’s cute, now can I?

I really liked the look of some of their framed art (and it was only $7 with the half-off discount), but I had to bid it ‘adieu’ as well.  I’ve got to constantly remind myself that my goal here is to help others find interesting things at huge discounts at thrift stores and not just be buying stuff myself.  Besides, WE HAVE NO MORE ROOM.
OK, truth be told – I threw myself a little crumb.  I did tote home four of the most lovely green silk placemats for a whopping $1.50.

All of this is to say that not only is thrifting good for you (and your budget), but you could also be helping find a cure for cancer in the process… So get busy shopping!

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
127 41st St
Oakland, CA 94611-5213
(510) 601-0100

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 -5; Sunday 11 -5

Established in 1965, American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.


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