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

(412)561-2206

10am-4pm Monday-Thursday

9am-3pm Saturday

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.   

 

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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

ABOUT

 

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

-Family Promise

-Tree of Life Bible Church Clothing Ministry

Mt. Lebanon Trading Post

We have...…

Toys and games!

Men's, ladies, and children's clothes and shoes!

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Home décor and Seasonal!

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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

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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.

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CONSIGNMENT

 Mt Lebanon Trading Post Operational Rules  2020-2021 season

VOLUNTEER

 

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.

OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE UNPAID NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE WORTHLESS BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE PRICELESS!!

Look at us now!

 
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