The Bargain Spot has limited hours. Check our Facebook page for more info on open hours.
The Chamber’s most effective fundraiser is The Bargain Spot. Inside the Chamber building at 503 Aller Street, across from the Edgerton City Park, The Bargain Spot accepts donations of gently-used items still in usable condition, and resells them at a fraction of what they would cost new. The inventory varies, based on donations received, but may include anything from surplus building and electrical supplies, to toys, garden tools and housewares. Proceeds from The Bargain Spot are used to support the Chamber and maintain their facility.
The Bargain Spot offers a host of advantages for the community:
Volunteers are needed to sort, price and stock donations. Volunteers are also needed during hours of operation to assist those who visit.
Recycle and Save Gas
Items may be donated by contacting Stephanie Wilcoxson at 816-596-6368 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). This prevents area residents from having to drive to the city to drop off items for donations. (Large furniture is not accepted, due to limited space. Some items may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.)
Save Money and Help Local Economy
By shopping at The Bargain Spot first, area residents can often find the items they need at a fraction of the cost they would otherwise pay. Money used to purchase items at The Bargain Spot benefits the local economy.
Support Local Organizations, Businesses, and Activities
Proceeds from The Bargain Spot are funneled back into Chamber-sponsored activities that support the community and the members of the Chamber.
Volunteer Positions Available
Position Title: Volunteer Clerk
Location: The Bargain Spot Thrift Store, 503 Aller Ave. Edgerton, MO 64444
Summary: To work in the Chamber owned Bargain Spot Thrift Store which sells used merchandise that has been donated to The Bargain Spot. Provide friendly service – greeting customers, always smile, ask if they need assistance and to accommodate their needs. To follow Bargain Spot policies and procedures. Always keep the store clean and well organized.
Responsibilities and Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide friendly service.
Operate cash register.
Sorting and cleaning donations; removing price tags from donated garage sale items.
Straighten all household items, pictures, clothing, etc. throughout the day and especially before leaving the store at night.
Keep all merchandise in appropriate section.
Rotate merchandise according to seasons.
Look for ways to improve processes and efficiencies.
Will be responsible for cleaning and emptying all trash cans in the store.
Other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Thrift Store Manager (Chamber Vice President) and Chamber Board
Salary: NONE (Volunteer Position–however, store credit will be given as compensation)
If interested, please send the Chamber a letter of interest explaining why you are applying for a volunteer position at the Bargain Spot. Please include any relevant experience you might have. If you don’t have relevant experience, then do your best to connect your professional, academic, and/or personal history to the position, explaining why you think you are a great fit for the organization and how your skill set will enable you to become a strong contributor to our mission. We will perform a background check on all applicants. Please send to our email address (email@example.com) or PO Box 62 Edgerton, MO 64444.