Fairchild AFB Thrift Shop

Fairchild AFB Thrift Shop 75 % of the proceeds go towards scholarships for military dependents.
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Fairchild AFB Thrift Shop is a non-profit local business that sells gently used merchandise at a low cost. It is operated by the Fairchild AFB Officer Spouses Club and is a volunteer operation. The shop takes donation and consignment items. The proceeds go towards undergraduate college scholarships for Military spouses and children. This is a private organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

10/24/2019

ATTENTION CONSIGNORS: Your consignor checks were due October 8, 2019, for the partial month of operation of September 2019. I was informed that the amount of my consignment check did not meet the $5.00 minimum requirement for payout, and therefore, my consignor check would not be issued. I know that the amount of my personal consignment item sales well exceeded the $5.00 minimum.
With FSC Board Members in charge of consignment check disbursement, and this discrepancy brought to my attention, I would encourage all consignors to verify their sales, ensure that all tags have been accounted for (including the date when Thrift Shop operations were halted), and that rollover amounts were also properly accounted for. Another consignor recently contacted me, questioning the amount she was quoted for her consignor check as well. The amount that was presented to her also did not meet the minimum $5.00 payout amount. The amount this consignor was quoted was a completely incorrect calculation, since, doing the correct math, the amount would not reverse calculate to any of their consigned item prices.

Since the Thrift Shop has been closed in this manner, with no reliable date for reopening (first it was to be reopened by Halloween, then sometime in November, and now December is being cited), I believe every consignor deserves to be paid their consignment earnings to date, regardless of the amount. Consignors have not been given the opportunity to meet the $5.00 minimum payout within the timeframe specified in the contract. With no decisive date for the shop reopening, there’s no guarantee that consignors will be given the opportunity to continue with their earnings – at no fault to themselves.
This seems to be another example of unnecessary casualties resulting from a decision that was not thought out and has not been handled professionally. Please feel free to reach out to myself, Carola, if you need any guidance or assistance.

09/25/2019

I have a lot to say but am holding back on this venue. Maybe someday I can have a conversation with you and tell you the story which is still unfolding.

What I can and will do is to address you with this:

I loved serving you, I was proud to do it and committed myself to do a great job for you. It didn’t feel like a job while it supported my family.

The love and support I have been receiving from you now truly humbles me. Thank you!!!

Something many people may not know about me, is the fact that I am still currently employed, full time, with the German Police Force. I am on leave, accompanying my husband here in the U.S. I enjoy helping people, advocate for them - my profession was chosen due to my desire to do something I valued.

Including my time serving as an officer, I have never experienced such appalling behavior in a work environment. I’ve been blindsided, slandered, antagonized and expected to perform duties in a hostile environment, all while my reputation has been bruised. No longer.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your countenance during this exceedingly emotional time. I am a private person and prefer to keep my emotions private as well, but this situation has stripped me of my guard. This has affected myself and my family to an extent I cannot divulge. There are numerous Thrift Shop consignors and patrons who have been negatively affected just as deeply as myself, but their stories are not mine to share. These people were let down just as much as I was.

Please know that all of your encouragement and support is uplifting and means the world to me.

I received the nicest letter from someone whom I have nothing but love and respect for, he is trying to help me, vouching for my character and describes in it how he viewed and observed me and my work ethics the past three years since he knows me. It touched me deeply.

My heartfelt and sincere thank you to you ALL!

09/16/2019

Please be advised any correspondence to or from the Thrift Shop email account is no longer to or from myself.

09/12/2019

I want to inform all customers and consignors the closure of the Thrift Shop was decided by the FSC, without my consultation as the manager. I was told about the decision after it took place. I do NOT agree with the closure and am fighting it. I prepared a letter to the FSC to give all members full insight and information and am offering a copy of this letter be send to anyone who is interested. Please pm me your email address if you would like to have insight.

09/11/2019
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Merino wool handmade blanket. Must see to appreciate.
09/05/2019

Merino wool handmade blanket. Must see to appreciate.

SOREL Joan of Arctic boots, size 9.5 women, practically new in box.
09/04/2019

SOREL Joan of Arctic boots, size 9.5 women, practically new in box.

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08/29/2019

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Featured item today: entertainment center marked down to 10.00 Dollars.
08/29/2019

Featured item today: entertainment center marked down to 10.00 Dollars.

Train table - disassembled - 5 dollars.
08/28/2019

Train table - disassembled - 5 dollars.

Table has extension in and can be made smaller
08/28/2019

Table has extension in and can be made smaller

Featuring today: entire golf set up. 10.00 Dollars!
08/28/2019

Featuring today: entire golf set up. 10.00 Dollars!

Books, Books, Books...including lots of books on CD/Audio books.
08/28/2019

Books, Books, Books...including lots of books on CD/Audio books.

08/27/2019

Vintage Table with four chairs on wheels

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08/27/2019
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08/22/2019
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08/21/2019
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Hanging clothes section for back-to-school ...
08/21/2019

Hanging clothes section for back-to-school ...

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08/14/2019

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08/14/2019
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Sorry this post was building as we unwrapped some very generous donations. These guys are from Peru.
08/14/2019

Sorry this post was building as we unwrapped some very generous donations. These guys are from Peru.

08/14/2019
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We have fans!
08/14/2019

We have fans!

Cutest measuring cups
08/14/2019

Cutest measuring cups

08/13/2019
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08/08/2019

The Thrift Shop will NOT accept consignments until September. Donations are always welcome.

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08/07/2019

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08/06/2019
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08/01/2019

Address

610 N Depot Ave
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA
99011

General information

To donate or consign items, please bring them to our shop located next to the Arts and Craft Center and Outdoor Recreation. If you are interested in volunteering, please call our phone number.

Telephone

(509) 247-5913

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