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Possibility Shop

  • The Possibility Shop is closed indefinitely due to Covid-19 precautions.
  • We can not receive any donated items at this time.
  • When it is deemed safe to reopen the Possibility Shop we will post that information on this page and on our Facebook page.
  • Thank you… to all of our amazing volunteers, donors and customers… for you patience during this challenging time.
  • Stay safe everyone!

Location | Hours of Operation | Contact Information:

38 S Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 (Lower Level of First Congregational Church)

Currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions – see notes above.

About: The First Congregational Church Possibility Shop has been a force for good in the Burlington community for decades. Located on the lower level of the church and managed by volunteers, the Shop has kept clothing, household items and much more out of the landfill by offering a way for them to be re-used and recycled. They have also provided thousands of dollars of vouchers to low income households and newly arrived refugees through the Joint Urban Ministry Program (JUMP) at no cost, and have raised important funds to support many aspects of our First Church ministry and mission. The Possibility Shop is truly extraordinary. We invite you to come and see for yourself – all customers and donations are greatly appreciated!

Types of Items For Sale:

  • Clothing and Shoes (for men, women, and children)
  • Household Goods (dishes, small appliances, linens, decor, etc.)
  • Books (cookbooks, children’s books, early reader books)
  • Accessories (hats, scarves, etc.) and Jewelry (costume jewelry, vintage jewelry, etc.)
  • Collectibles (porcelain, glass, sports memorabilia, etc.)
  • Children’s Toys
  • Small Furniture
  • Media (DVDs and CDs)
  •  …and much more!


Donations are gladly accepted during the First Congregational Church office hours of Tuesday – Friday, 9am-4pm, as well as on Saturdays (when the shop is open) between 10am and 1pm.

Types of items accepted include:

  • Clothing (in season, clean, and in good condition)
  • Household Goods (including decorative items)
  • Jewelry and Accessories
  • Books (cookbooks, children’s books, early reader books) and Media (DVDs and CDs)

We regret that we are unable to accept the following items:

  • Large Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Electronics (printers, computers, etc.)
  • TVs
  • Car Seats

Donations are tax-deductible, and receipts are available in the church office.

Featured Items for Sale:

Vintage Wedding Dress (white; 2 piece; full length skirt and long-sleeve bodice; lace trim and pearl buttons; includes hat with veil)

Wedding Dress at Possibility Shop

Sewing Patterns (McCall’s, Simplicity, Butterick, etc.)

Sewing Patterns at Poss Shop


The Possibility Shop is always looking for new volunteers to staff the store, as well as sort donations and arrange merchandise. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office. We would be delighted to have you join our volunteer team.

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