The Thrift Shop on Catoonah Street is open noon to 4 Monday through Friday and 10 to 1 on Saturday. It accepts any clean, usable, and up-to-date clothing, as well as books, records, household items, and small appliances. Items may be dropped off Monday through Friday from noon to 3:30; Saturday from 10 to 12:30. Do not leave items outside; bring them into the shop. For more information, call 203-438-3328. Website: Ridgefieldthriftshop.com

The money raised by the thrift shop is donated to many different organizations and charities, including scholarship grants for nursing students.