Mt. Lebanon Trading Post
MT. LEBANON TRADING POST
A Friendly Non-Profit Consignment Shop in the Heart of Dormont
1604 Potomac Ave.; Pittsburgh, PA 15216
until further notice
The Mt. Lebanon Trading Post is an all volunteer run consignment and resale shop near the Potomac Junction in Dormont, PA.
Our mission is to serve the community by providing affordable, quality goods and a venue to resell items no longer needed.
We are OPEN !
Everyone MUST wear a mask.
Social Distancing is REQUIRED.
Clothes to be consigned must be freshly laundered.
Socializing in the store is limited.
Max occupancy is 12 including volunteers
You never know what you will find!
The Mt. Lebanon Trading Post is a consignment shop re-selling new and lightly used men, women's and children's clothing, household goods, home décor, seasonal items, toys, linens and many other useful items. Profits are donated to charity at the end of each season.
Some charities that have benefited from the generosity of the Trading Post in the past include:
- Animal Friends
- Little Sisters of the Poor
- The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- The Women’s Shelter of Washington County
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind
-Tree of Life Bible Church Clothing Ministry
Toys and games!
Men's, ladies, and children's clothes and shoes!
Home décor and Seasonal!
A FASCINATING HISTORY DATING BACK TO WWII
Plus the occasional unique discovery!
The Mt. Lebanon Trading Post: A Community Partner since the World War II Era
The Mt. Lebanon Trading Post is a consignment shop run strictly by volunteers featuring clothes for the whole family, household items, toys, games, and unique items. There is some discrepancy about when the Mt. Lebanon Trading Post first opened. According to newspaper articles and records kept in scrapbooks at the shop, it could have opened as early as September 1943.
The idea for a store was suggested by Mt. Lebanon school district superintendent, HV Herlinger during World War II in response to concerns from some of the mothers in Mt. Lebanon about the wartime shortage of children’s clothing and rubber boots, Herlinger suggested there should be a place in the township where gently used clothing could be offered for exchange.
The end of World War II brought changes for the Trading Post. When the ladies learned that free space at the municipal building would no longer be available, they started to sell the items to meet expenses. Once those expenses were met, the ladies decided to donate their profits to local charities.
The Trading Post moved to the current location in 1985 and continued as a consignment shop while retaining the original vision and mission of providing service to the community.
SCHEDULE AND EVENTS
Schedule and Events
Sept 8, 2020 Reopens for consignment and sales
Sept 21, 2020 Halloween items accepted
Oct 19, 2021 Thanksgiving items accepted
Nov 9, 2020 Christmas items accepted
Nov 25-27 Closed
Nov 28, 2020 OPEN Small business Saturday
Dec 12, 2020 Last day to consign Christmas
Dec 24-Jan 3, 2021 Closed
Jan 11, 2021 Valentine's Day items accepted
Jan 30, 2021 Last day to consign winter
Feb 1, 2021 Spring/summer consignment accepted
Feb 15, 2021 St Patrick’s Day items accepted
Mar 1, 2021 Easter accepted
Apr 1-4, 2021 Closed
May 31, 2021 Closed
May 27, 2021 Last day to consign
June 10, 2021 Last day to withdraw
June 26, 2021 Store closes for summer
The store will be closed in July and August. Reopening is Sept. 7.
Mt Lebanon Trading Post Operational Rules 2020-2021 season
Volunteers are always appreciated!
The Mt Lebanon Trading Post is looking for some new volunteers who can spare as little as 2-3 hours a week or one or more Saturdays a month. If you have computer skills that is a plus but we have positions that require no computer skills as well. If interested please stop in and complete a volunteer information form and leave it for Kathy.