The Ridgefield Thrift Shop has been distributing $500,000 to 71 local charities.
In a statement in mid-March, they said "This is what it's all about: sharing our profits with other deserving local non-profit organizations. In the next couple of weeks our volunteers will be popping up all around town, delivering checks to our 2019 grant recipients. This year we are donating $500,000 to 71 groups in the greater Ridgefield area. Congratulations everyone. So well deserved!"
The 2019 recipients include: Ability Beyond, A Better Chance in Ridgefield, ACT of Connecticut, American Legion Parade, Americares Free Clinic, Amos House, Animals in Distress, Ann's Place, ARC Food Pantry, Caudatowa Garden Club, CHIRP, Daily Bread Food Pantry, Dorothy Day Hospitality House, Evelyn C. Peeler Children's Holiday Gift Fund, Family & Children's Aid, FISH, Founders Hall, Friends of Garden of Ideas, Friends of Ridgefield Parks and Recreation, Friends of Weir Farm, Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, Ives Trail & Greenway Regional Association, Keeler Tavern, Kids in Crisis, Land Conservancy of Ridgefield, Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Lounsbury House, Lyme Connection, Mamanasco Lake Improvement Fund, Inc., Meals on Wheels, Michael Chekhov Festival, Molly Ann Tango Memorial Foundation, Necessities, Inc., Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Norwalk River, alley Trail (NRVT), Pet Animal Welfare Society, Pro Bono Partnership, Prospector Theatre, Regional Hospice of Western CT, Renewal House, Rides for Ridgefield, Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club, Ridgefield Conservation Commission, Ridgefield Education Foundation, Ridgefield Emergency Fund, Ridgefield Emergency Fund (Campership Fund), Ridgefield Garden Club, Ridgefield Graveyard Committee, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield High PTSA (post grad), Ridgefield Historical Society, Ridgefield Housing Authority, Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF), Ridgefield Library (children and teen services), Ridgefield Library (adult programs), Ridgefield Music Matters, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Ridgefield Theatre Barn, Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Dept., ROAR, RVNA, SPHERE, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Garden & Conservation Trust, The Ridgefield Chorale, The Ridgefield Playhouse, Thrown Stone Theatre Company, Tiger Hollow, Inc., Western CT Health Network (Danbury Hospital), Western CT Youth Orchestra, Women's Center of Danbury and Woodcock Nature Center
They are open Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.