In 1994, a group of people met, interested in finding a way to support Mount Vernon Christian School by providing funds to the school to support affordable Christian education. They formed a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, independent of the school, with the intention of operating a thrift store and giving the net proceeds to Mount Vernon Christian School.
The name Bargains Galore Thrift Store was chosen and a building on South Second Street in Mount Vernon was leased. In October 1994, a staff of all volunteers opened at their first location. The store remained there until lack of space made the purchase of land and construction of a new building necessary. After breaking new ground, the current store location opened January 2011.
The mission of Bargains Galore Thrift Store, a non profit organization, is to provide funds to Mount Vernon Christian School to make Christian education more affordable.