Bargain Barn

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The Bargain Barn
Open Every Thursday beginning May 10
From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Donations accepted beginning April 18

  • The Barn is located behind the Senior Center at 136 Elm Street. It is the major fund raising activity for the Senior Center Friends. Our mission is to fund activities and services that enhance the dignity of seniors, support their independence and encourage their involvement at the Stoneham Senior Center.
  • Parking is free for your weekly pilgrimage of fun shopping for home, playroom, dorm room, summer cottage or your own barn!
  • We are grateful for donations of clean, gently used goods:
    • costume jewelry, watches, antiques, lamps, picture frames, artwork, posters, dishes, cups, stemware, kitchen gadgets, pots, pans, utensils, linens, flatware, handbags, unopened puzzles, knick-knacks, craft supplies, books, DVD movies & music CDs, small furniture, hand tools (not power), mirrors, small gardening tools in good condition.
  • Donations can be dropped off at the Senior Center from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. We’ll help you unload your trunk during the months they are open. We can not accept items during the winter months.

Sorry, We Cannot Accept The Following Items
Due to lack of storage space, child safety/health requirements, no access to recall notices, no testing equipment or lack of interest in old technology:

  • No electronics such as VCR/CD/DVD players,
    TV’s, cordless phones, film cameras, computers
    and monitors, printers, keyboards etc.
  • No sports equipment including helmets, gloves, ice skates, racquets, bats, golf clubs, skis, etc.
  • No holiday decorations (Xmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentines, New Years, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.)
  • No vinyl phonograph records, cassette tapes or VCR tapes
  • No infant car seats, no strollers, no cribs, play yards or pack & plays (aka playpens)
  • No clothing or footwear—we have no appropriate display racks. You can leave them in the book box between the Senoir Center and the Barn.

Kindly check with your local Public Works Department for proper disposal of white goods, tires, bicycles, large furniture, mattresses, scrap metal or hazardous waste.  It costs us money to get rid of your refuse.  Do not leave your “yard sale” leftovers in front of the Barn.  If they didn’t sell for you, they probably won’t work for us.

Thank you for your cooperation. We are a group of dedicated volunteers trying to raise money for the seniors. We appreciate you following these guidelines so it doesn't cost us money to dispose of items that are illegal, out of date or past their prime.

Volunteer Opportunity
We are always looking for volunteers for up to four times a month, responsible for set-up at 9:30 am, loading/unloading customer cars, trash duty and closing at 2 pm (must be physically able to lift heavy items). For more information please call/email Mary Zatta at the Senior Center on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at (781) 438-1157. You must be able to pass a CORI check.