Bid on a Piece of Boston History

City's oldest Thrift Shop extends silent auction for clothing donated by outgoing Mayor Thomas M. Menino to benefit local charity

Now is your chance to own a piece of Boston history and celebrate Boston’s longest serving Mayor. The city’s oldest thrift shop, The Thrift Shop of Boston, announced today that it is extending a silent auction for items donated by outgoing Mayor Thomas M. Menino to benefit The Home for Little Wanderers (The Home). The auction will run until 5 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 — the Mayor’s final day in office.

Mayor Menino’s generous donation included two Jos. A. Bank suits, two Brooks Brothers shirts and four designer ties — all worn during his administration. The Mayor made a special visit to Roslindale on November 17th where staff and volunteers from The Home and The Thrift Shop recognized him for his dedication to the area’s non-profits, at-risk youth and the revitalization of Roslindale through Roslindale Village Main Streets.

To place a bid, stop by The Thrift Shop of Boston, 17 Corinth Street, Roslindale, MA, or contact Chris at 617-325-5300 or Photos of the Mayor’s donations and sizing information are available at

Boston’s oldest thrift shop has been giving back to the community for 87 years. As a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the children and families served by The Home for Little Wanderers, The Thrift Shop of Boston has provided generous financial support by raising more than $750,000 since the collaboration began for the nation’s oldest child and family service agency. Proceeds from sales at The Thrift Shop have helped The Home to provide annual services to more than 7,000 children and families living in at-risk circumstances throughout Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. The Thrift Shop offers a variety of antique goods including furniture, artwork, books, bric-a-brac, jewelry and designer clothing for bargain-hunters and retro-chic style-seekers. For more information and store hours, visit or follow us @Boston_Thrift.


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