Santa isn't the only one with lists. You should have two: one for shopping and the other to seize the year-end chance to make tax-deductible donations of good and cash. Boomerangs, Boston's hottest vintage clothing, furniture and housewares store, is your one-name shopping place to do both.
Whether seeking unique or brand-name clothing for the holidays as gifts for others or yourself, or if you're thinking of giving away previously loved items to begin 2007, Boomerangs, in the heart of Jamaica Plain, can help you shave time, save money and take deductions through donating to benefit AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
"Everyone's strapped for cash during the holidays, so we love being able to help people with small budgets and big ideas find unique items for their friends, families and selves," said Jasmine Crafts, Manager, Boomerangs.
"Nearly a quarter of us spend more than $100 on ourselves during the holidays, and nearly half spend more than $50, so why not get more value and unique style while you're at it?" said Crafts, citing a study done this year by Ispos Insight.
Crafts invites shoppers to visit Boomerangs at 716 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sun., 12-6 p.m., with extended hours until 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20-22 and closed on Christmas and New Year's Eve and Christmas and New Year's Day. Donors can drop off furniture, housewares and clothing at the Boomerangs Donation Center in the Sam Adams Brewery Complex Building F (31 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain), Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Clothing can also be dropped at any of 17 Dependable Cleaners locations.
For large furniture donations, Boomerangs offers free pick-up service by arranging an appointment online or by phone at 617.309.7220. Because Crafts and her team at Boomerangs are committed to providing only quality merchandise, they ask that all donors leave any damaged clothes, bathing suits, gym clothes or broken electronics and furniture at home. However, gently worn and new clothing is welcome. For more about donation guidelines or furniture pick-up, visit http://www.aac.org, and click on the Boomerangs link.
Recently named the Best Retail Business in Jamaica Plain, Boomerangs, opened in 1996 by AIDS Action Committee, offers a wide selection of new and vintage men's, women's and children's clothing, furniture, housewares and electronics. All merchandise has been donated from corporate sponsors and individual donors, including overstock and slightly imperfect name brand designer merchandise from local businesses.