Small Business Saturday is Coming!



Mark this date on your calendar! Saturday, November 29 (that’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving) is Small Business Saturday. It’s going to be a fantastic day at the ALI Thrift Shop, and you won’t want to miss out. This special once-a-year event will feature:

– Prices so low, no layaway plan is needed!


– Free giveaways to adult shoppers through random drawings – no purchase required! We’ll have lots of great prizes, including Starbucks gift items from the Starbucks at Alton Square, and gourmet sauces from Sola Jams.

– Free face-painting & balloon animals for kids (parent must be present) by our  Assisteen volunteers, from 1 pm to 3 pm.


  – Our popular Mystery Discount off your entire bill! Pick a token from the Mystery Discount Jar after your items are totaled at the register. Whatever number you pick, we’ll give you that percentage off your entire purchase.

– Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 as a way to draw attention to Main Street businesses. These businesses create jobs and tie the community together. They’re staffed (like our thrift shop) by your friends and neighbors. And they’re often the first to respond when there’s a need for help in the community, because they’re part of its daily life.You’ll have Black Friday to visit the national chain stores.

Save Small Business Saturday for the ALI thrift shop! You will be dancing down the aisles happy!



All the people you see at the Assistance League of Irvine thrift shop in the blue aprons are VOLUNTEERS.   Most of us had never worked in a store until we joined ALI.  But now we’re working at the best store in Irvine!

We love working at the thrift shop! Every shift is a new adventure.  We love welcoming our customers.  We love getting to know our regulars and helping our newbies discover our treasures.  We love connecting people with great bargains.  We love it when someone finds a replacement for the broken casserole lid.  We love it when a collector finds another silver bracelet or antique teacup.  We love showing teenage boys how to pick out a shirt and tie for their first dress-up occasion.  We love helping  you find the shoes, the scarf, or the purse that makes your outfit look like something out of the fashion pages.  And we love it when our customers tell us, “I’ll be back next week!”Image

So the next time you visit us, say hello to your ALI volunteers, because we LOVE to have you shopping with us!