"Where Every Good Deal
Is A Good Deed For Your Community"
247 Factory Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Mission Phone: (315) 782-8440
Thrift Store Phone: (315) 782-0090
Fax: (315) 782-8441
May - October: Monday – Friday, 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturdays, 9 AM - 6 PM
Sundays, Noon - 5 PM
November- April: Monday – Saturday, 9 AM - 6 PM
Sundays, Noon-5 PM
Senior Citizen (55+) Discount Day—20 % off
Wacky Wednesday—See Our Facebook page for Weekly Deals!
Military Appreciation Day—20% off for active and retired military
OUR HOLIDAY SALES TOO!
The Story of a Dream:
The Impossible Dream Thrift Store opened
in November 1973 with the intent of providing “time-tested
furniture,” “experienced clothing,” and more affordable prices. The
name was chosen in response to the naysayers who said opening this
store was an “impossible dream.” The reality, however, is that the
challenge to fund its opening was met by tremendous community
support and the store is still going strong nearly 40 years later.
In the fall of 1974, the Watertown Urban
Mission took over the store. Its location has moved several times
with the big move coming in 2003 when the store and the Watertown
Urban Mission’s programs moved into the current location at 247
Factory St. The store is now the largest locally run thrift store in
Jefferson County with the proceeds of every sale supporting the
The Impossible Dream is for everyone.
With a great selection and low prices, every bargain conscious
shopper can find a great deal. And whether you shop with us, donate
items for our inventory, or both, you are giving your neighbor a
hand up to overcome life’s challenges.
It’s true when we say that the Impossible
Dream is “Where Every Good Deal is a Good Deed for Your
How do I donate to The Impossible
Dream Thrift Store?
We accept donations during store hours
(M-F 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon to
5 p.m.) at the concrete loading dock behind the Mission and the
Store at 247 Factory St.
Do you pick up items?
Absolutely. We will gladly schedule a pick up for your furniture
donations (and other items you may want to send along with it). Our
truck has scheduled routes throughout the county as well, so if you
can’t transport your items, just give us a call at 782-0090 and
we’ll do all that we can to make sure your items find a new home and
support what we do here at the Watertown Urban Mission..
What do you take at the thrift store?
Great donations include:
Clean clothes, linens and sheets
Toys, sporting goods and games
Couches, tables, chairs, dressers
with parts and instructions
and other furniture
Just about anything in usable
Books, movies and bookcases
condition that you don’t need
Electronics, small household
appliances, and kitchen supplies
anymore, but which will be useful
to someone else.