Our Purpose

Treasure City is organized for solidarty not charity purposes, and/or educational or scientific purposes, including;

  • protecting the environment by transforming waste into resources which benefit our communities,
  • educationg th public about alternative economic structures,
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Let Us Show You Around

really really free market

Really Really Free Market

The Really Really Free Market is where we give away lots of great treasures for free! That's right no money, no barter, no trade. Everything is FREE. read more »

25c Sale

Monthly 25 Cent Sale

Every month we have a 25 cent sale from 11am until 5pm. You will find many treasures and especially lots of clothes. The more you dig the more you find - all for just a quarter!

Charity alleviates the symptoms caused by an unjust system but doesn't challenge the root problems, and it often puts those providing the charity in a position of power OVER those who it 'helps' with benevolence or feeling good for helping out. Solidarity, on the other hand, implies that our struggles are intertwined.

Alternative economics is a voluntary giving of material goods, resources, or labor to others in a shared community with the expectation that all will benefit. Alternative economics is not barter; groups and individuals give what they can or what they want to. In this way, participation in alternative economics is a way to put into practice the idea that individuals and groups can be trusted to make economic decisions that affect them and their communities.

We started this project to raise money and material support for small, local, grassroots community groups and projects that traditionally have difficulty finding support in materials, promotion and funding. We believe that the struggles for social justice are not separate, but in fact all linked together in a broader struggle for liberation - an injustice against one is an injustice against all.

Treasure City Thrift, a worker-run nonprofit, supports local groups working for grassroots change.

• We provide material, financial, and promotional support to groups working for grassroots change, helping them to become more sustainable and continue their work in our communities.

• We transform waste into resources that benefit our communities; we link economic and environmental sustainability.