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The Wise Penny Thrift Shoppe in Buffalo is a nonprofit charitable organization that sells donated goods to raise funds for West Lutheran High School.  In 2019, the Wise Penny donated over $190,000 to West Lutheran (more than $1,000 per student!).  Each family is asked to complete 8 hours of volunteer hours at the store for each student who attends West Lutheran.  For the 2020-21 school year, 698 shifts for a total of 2,792 hours need to be filled.  To date, 120 shifts (480 hours) have been completed.   Thank you for your support of this important partner of West Lutheran!

Your help is needed and appreciated!  Here’s how:

  • Volunteer at the store.  Daily needs include; cashiers, merchandise sorters, and pricers. 
    Sign up online! 
  • Encourage and invite friends and family to join you in volunteering at the Wise Penny.
  • Donate your unneeded clothing and household goods to the Wise Penny. 
  • Shop at the Wise Penny, and spread the word about the store!
  • “Friend” us and “like” us on Facebook!

For more information, contact Brittany McFadden, Store Manager, or Lanita Farstad, Volunteer Coordinator, at (763) 682-4178 or

Check out the Wise Penny website for more information.