Boomerang is a generosity shop with a special mission.
We sell quality donated items at accessible prices, and then give every penny of profit back to local causes. Generosity returns is our motto: Give and love generously!
Almost everything in Boomerang has been repurposed, reclaimed, or renewed — from shelves to decorations to every item we’re selling. There’s a coffee house, a used bookstore, and a tree house for kids to explore. It is quickly becoming a hot spot for meetings of all kinds.
Boomerang is a bustling coffee house and gathering place in the heart of downtown Vancouver, WA.
Monday – Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
For us, service means more than just providing you with great latté art (although we can sling foam with the best of ‘em). All proceeds from our café will be donated to a rotating slate of charitable causes. So grab a seat, take a sip, and savor the taste of generosity. We hope to be a community hub; for moms, businessmen, college students, seniors, singles, study groups, etc.! Do you need a cool place to hold a meeting? We have it for you here. Need a place to have a play group? We’ve got a great children’s area with a tree house; complete with a coffee bar for adults and one for kids too! Need a place to study? We’ve got tables and cozy chairs.
808 Main Street + Vancouver, WA 98660 + (360) 952-8127
Old Things Made New
A Different Way To Give
Our generosity shop puts a unique spin on charitable giving. Rather than asking for money, we take quality items that are donated or consigned, sell them at affordable prices, and give the profits to local charities. This model fits out mission statement and shows a spirit of generosity.
Drop on by and check out our new space in downtown Vancouver.
Better yet, consider joining in our mission by donating, consigning, or volunteering with us. As you’ll soon find out, generosity is its own reward.
How You Can Help
Our Inventory Depends On You
Picture the corner of your garage. There it is — that second set of golf clubs you haven’t used in three years. You’d thought of giving the set to your nephew, but then he got his own set and, well, they’re just kind of taking up space. For whatever reason, you can’t bring yourself to drop them off at your local donation center. Why not let us take a shot at selling them?
What We’re Looking For
We want you to continue to give to local homeless shelters and donation centers. There is a great need in the community for that. We only accept items of “quality and value”. Our goal is to help our customers let go of and/or sell their more favored items; you know, that family heirloom that’s been in the attic, and those items that were so expensive/special that you just don’t know what to do with it now that you no longer use it. Giving those items generously to Boomerang will support local charities, as our proceeds will go directly to them!
We are a 501 (c) 3, so you will receive a donation receipt when you bring your items in.
Here’s a breakdown of the kinds of items we can help sell:
Games & Toys
Home School Curriculum
Quality Outdoor Gear
Unfortunately we cannot sell:
Incomplete Sets of Anything
This is not an exhaustive list. If you have questions about a specific item, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scoop on Donations
How does it work?
The golden rule for what we accept as donations is “anything that is of high-quality, ready to be displayed without repairs and able to raise funds for a worthy cause”! Every donation needs to be approved by a sales associate. Smaller items can be brought in anytime or you can send a photo to us at email@example.com. If the item is a fit for us and then we can make arrangements for you to bring it in.
Our goal is to convert non-liquid assets into cash…so that cash can bless the local community and people! This means that holding on to items for a long time, hoping to get a high price for them, doesn’t fit our mission. We want to sell items at a low price and sell them quickly, so we can write a check to our Generosity Partners and put the money to good use! We’ll utilize a variety of sales and promotion strategies to sell each item within a reasonable amount of time.
Proceeds of all sales will be split evenly, having all the net profits go to our local Generosity Partners!
All accepted donations will receive a tax deductible receipt and a FREE drink card!
So You Want To Join The Party?
Volunteers are the beating heart of Boomerang. We could not keep our doors open without the help of community members who give their time and skills to help us realize our vision. Stop by the counter and sign up on our volunteer list.
If any of these describe you, you have a place here at Boomerang:
Talking and spending time with people is what energizes you
consider being one of our greeters
For you, keeping things clean isn’t a choice, it’s a necessity
help us keep our place sparkling
You’re more comfortable swinging a hammer than picking out a new shirt
bring your tool box and we’ll keep you busy
You could organize things all day long
we’ve got plenty of that going on
Estate sales are on your weekly calendar
scope them out for us
Internet searching is your favorite past time
help us price our merchandise
Turning old into new
help us repurpose a variety of materials
You’ve got a flare for social media
be a part of our marketing crew
You have a truck or trailer
be a part of the pick up and delivery crew
We are excited for you to join our family of volunteers!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are excited for you to join our family of volunteers!
Partner with Us
Connect Your Organization To Our Mission
At Boomerang, our entire existence is based on seeking every opportunity we can to give our love and resources to those in need with freedom and generosity. The profits from our coffee house and generosity shop are allocated on a rotating basis, with all profits going to local causes in the community. We will be selecting some established organizations, but we’re also excited to offer an open application process. If you’d like to partner with us and feel that your mission may be aligned with ours, we’d love to learn more.
Please email us at email@example.com for more information about how to partner with us.
Have some questions? Reach out. We’re here.
808 Main Street + Vancouver, WA 98660 + 360.952.8127