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The Community Closet is in business to serve the local community. As industry leaders, we are always expanding our reach and venturing into innovative concepts that benefit both the local and global community. Check out what we have been up to lately, or peruse our archives to learn more about our rich history of community involvement.

January 2, 2020

In a town with a population of about 7,000 in an economically challenged rural Montana county, you wouldn’t expect items donated to a thrift store to add up to half a million dollars in community grants. But that landmark has just been reached by the Community Closet T...

November 29, 2019

The bases are loaded, the crack of the ball against the bat heralds a home run, and the crowd in the stadium erupts with cheers. We invite you to slide on into the Community Closet, and step up to the plate in the newly decorated baseball bathroom to contemplate your o...

August 22, 2019

When you shop at and donate items to Community Closet stores, proceeds are re-invested in the community through grants to community charities and projects throughout the year. The Community Closet board and staff are inspired by the many powerful projects our business...

June 29, 2019

Safety is a priority at the Community Closet. For the safety of our employees, we cannot accept donations that may harm them, like items exposed to mice which may carry the deadly hantavirus. We are also focused on the safety of our community and committed to getting t...

April 24, 2019

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, Community Closet had a Haiku contest #reusehaiku. The theme was Season of Rebirth & Reuse

March 7, 2019

Most of us have heard of Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS), know the group is active locally, and understand that the more engaged grownups in kids’ lives the better. But fewer people are familiar with stories of BBBS’ long-term impact on all involved, and their role...

March 6, 2019

UPDATE: Community Closet is a winner in Montana PBS'Good Neighbor Contest! Thanks to everyone who nominated us and to all our great neighbors who make what we do possible. 

The contest invited all to be inspired by the legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers and nominate ne...

January 9, 2019

Exploding toilets may sound like the punch line to a joke but they are no laughing matter if you have been using one. Community Closet received a postcard notice that a toilet we’d purchased had been recalled, so happily we haven’t experienced an exploding toilet first...

December 28, 2018

2018 was a banner year for Livingston’s philanthropic Community Closet Thrift Stores. We reached over $450,000 in giving since opening our doors in 2005. In 2018 our cash grant gifts increased 30% over last year to $46,000 and included a $5,000 grant for the Senior Cen...

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