Linfield opens on-campus thrift store

The Associated Students of Linfield College (ASLC) opened the on-campus thrift store, Cat Closet so students have access to sustainable, low-cost items.  

Students Kendall LeCompte ’20, Caitlyn Connely ’21 and Taylor Vogel ’20 are managing Cat Closet, which is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and located in the HP A Bike Room across from the mail room on the McMinnville campus.

“Our goal on the large scale is that this thrift store introduces people to the importance and, honestly the fun, of shopping sustainability so that those standards will follow them beyond Linfield,” said Vogel. “The idea behind this was to allow students and staff to contribute back into the Linfield and McMinnville community not only their material items but also to directly make a difference in these communities with every purchase.” 

While designed primarily for students, staff and faculty are welcome to donate or buy items as well. Proceeds will go to rotating local non-profits and campus clubs. 

“The Cat Closet is a tangible way in which ASLC is living their mission of improving Linfield student life while also promoting sustainability through re-use and re-purposing of previously owned items,” said Sarah Fuller, assistant director of student activities. “I look forward to seeing their work pay off as the Cat Closet flourishes in the future.”