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Our History of Service

Our Story

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. 

Ext SignThe 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.

Our Mission

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.



Peter Cisneros, Chief Operations Officer

Our Board

The Bargains Galore Thrift Store Board of Directors serves to ensure the success of the store and its mission. We appreciate our board’s active involvement with their time and talents.

Keith Rassmussen

Board President

Jayne Hammingh


Larry Greidanus

Board Member

Chris Lederboer

Board Member

Irene Feddema

Vice President

Nancy Maas

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Woody Heino

Board Member

Treva Votipka

Board Member

Jill Rouw


Alice Devries

Board Member

Jean Rasmussen

Board Member

Larry Vander Pol

Board Member