When Businesses Do The Right Thing By The Community 

The Frugal Marketplace
The Frugal Marketplace

There are a few things that can change communities and businesses doing the right thing when it comes to helping their community is one of them.  When businesses do the right thing the world gets better.

Yesterday, I went to visit Amanda and Andrew at The Frugal Marketplace in Swanzey New Hampshire. (They were previously located in downtown Keene with a smaller place. Their new place has LOTS of room to display merchandise.) 

In fact, my grandson, Jacob, and I went down there yesterday, in part because he loves to visit antique and collectible stores. And The Frugal Marketplace has lots of great pieces for him. (A knife aficionado, he found a great one yesterday.) Add in the addition of their dog, Jax, and it was a day made for Jacob. 

Businesses changing the world!

But, I also went down there to talk to them about the possibility of donated items to our nonprofit, PN4UINC, being sold by them.  

Sports Memorabilia

What do they have? Lots of furniture and household furnishings, sports equipment, quality clothing and more. One of their specialties is sports memorabilia. Andrew is serious about this aspect of the business. I have seen lots of signed pictures and pieces like signed basketballs.  

While we were looking at the merchandise, Amanda was sharing about some of the merchandise on the shelves. A friend of hers had passed away from cancer. Her name was Deirdre. While she was going through her bout with cancer, a wonderful organization in our community helped her out.  (Joy’s Network* has its own motto of Why Face Cancer Alone.) After Deirdre’s passing, The Frugal Marketplace received a donation of several items. With each sale of one of these pieces, The Frugal Marketplace sends the proceeds to Joy’s Network.  

When businesses get behind area organizations the benefits change the community.  

Why buy new when you can buy frugal? 

919 W Swanzey Rd (Rt 10) Swanzey NH 



  • Monday 10AM-6PM 
  • Tuesday Closed 
  • Wednesday – Friday 10AM-6PM 
  • Saturday, Sunday 9AM-6PM 

*When my brother was going through cancer treatments, Joy’s Network, was a bright light for him. 

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