Work First Inc., a private non profit organization, operates three thrift shops in the local area. These shops support local individuals with intellectual disabilities. The individuals who work at the store also live in this immediate area. They are part of our community and enjoy and take great pride in the work they accomplish at the three shops.

The shops offer quality, second-hand women’s, men’s, and children’s clothes. A bookcase area offers a small selection of used books as well.

The shops have a sorting, pricing, steaming/ironing area in the back for employees to prepare the items for sale. This component of the business is why the stores maintain a high level of quality. The clothes sold and the organization of the displays offer boutique-style shopping.

The Touch of Class stores have been very successful over the last year. The success can be attributed to the generosity of the Farmington/Wilton/ Livermore Falls citizens and other local residents and their beautiful clothing donations. The prices are right and the available assortment of clothes is first class. We are pleased with the local response to all our shops and all the positive statements concerning the quaint feeling when you step into the stores.

Attention to the atmosphere was very important in the design of all the stores. New floors, exposing a brick wall with a small fireplace, new ceilings, track lighting, stencil painting and overall care to create the decor of a boutique atmosphere was paramount in the planning stages. One would have to stop in to experience this Thrift Shop; it offers thrift shop prices in a beautiful setting. By shopping at any of the Touch of Class locations, the shopper benefits by finding incredible items at terrific prices, supporting the concept of recycling and assisting in the support of Work First Inc. Please stop in and see for yourself.

Touch of Class is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce. The connections to resources and the support from participating members offers a wealth of information.

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