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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 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...

December 5, 2018

Most people don’t think much of bathrooms – until they need one right away. But this often undervalued room deserves further reflection. Not only do restrooms provide a private place to take care of business with dignity and grace, they also offer a brief respite from...

July 19, 2018

 The Community Closet’s overflow store the Alley Annex is celebrating ten years as a community-fueled economic engine that could. By offering overflow goods at bargain prices and reducing disposal costs, the Annex plays a vital role in the Community Closet stores’ busi...

Community Closet is proud to announce our graduation from the year-long Montana State Fund WorkSafe Champion safety training and education program on May 30. We held a celebration to commemorate our graduation at the Park County Complex in Livingston. It was attended b...

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