About Bargains Unlimited a Door County Resale Shop in Sister Bay, WI
Bargains Unlimited of Sister Bay and Door County is proof of the generosity that exists in northern Door County. Thanks to the donations of gently used clothing, furniture and household items, this Resale Shop is a bargain shopper’s paradise and proceeds support vital programs to help others.
Located at 10578 Applewood Road, on the Scandia Village campus, off Canterbury Lane and Highway 57 in Sister Bay, the store is open to the public.
All proceeds of the store go to support Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village residents and staff. Major gifts are listed to the right.
Annual projects that are funded by SCAND:
• Beauty Shop supplies
• Chaplain position
• Employee Referral Incentive bonuses
• Memorial Contributions to the Endowment Fund when any patient or Auxiliary member died
• Golf Scramble fees for Auxiliary member and funding of one team’s cost
• Employee scholarship fund
• Employee housing for severe weather
• Golden Heart Volunteer Award
• Employee Retention bonuses
Except for store managers, the Bargains Unlimited staff consists of 150 SCAND Auxiliary volunteers. We are grateful to everyone who takes time out of their busy schedule to offer whatever assistance they can, whether is is a few hours or days in any given month. More than 150 people volunteer in the store in some capacity each month. In addition, there are
The SCAND Auxiliary is proud to be a working partner in the success of Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village.
Partial funding of the Birchwood wing which houses the special care unit for Alzheimer’s patients.
Full funding for the first mini-bus
Full funding for the 13-passenger bus with wheelchair accessibility
Full funding for two pick-up trucks
Full funding for a Case tractor with skid loader and snowblower
Full funding for a lawn and garden tractor
Full funding for a lavatory added to the Newkirk Center
Full funding for the building housing Bargains Unlimited (1995)
Full funding to double the size of Bargains Unlimited (1997)
Full funding for parking lot grading and paving at Bargains Unlimited
Full funding for the second addition to Bargains Unlimited (2011)
Other gifts include: furniture, wheelchairs, copy machines, special equipment for resident use, patient chair lifts, special bathtub, clothing protectors, new special beds and mattresses, and much more.
SCAND Auxillary History
1975 – The idea for SCAND (Senior Citizens Agency of Northern Door)was born when a group of people decided that a nursing home was a much needed facility in northern Door County.
1981 – SCAND opened its doors with 20 residents. Auxiliary assistance was needed, resulting in a charter membership of more than 100 men and women. Among the many volunteer duties they performed for patients were hair and nail care, letter writing, crafting, birthday party coordination, Christmas decorating, reading, and feeding patients who needed assistance.
1991 – Rae Porter, a long-time worker in the Auxiliary, began selling used clothing once a week in the All-Purpose Room. It was her dream to one day have a resale shop operated by the Auxiliary. In June of 1991, Regina Daubner donated the use of an empty store in Ellison Bay, enabling the Auxiliary to open its first resale shop, named Bargains Unlimited.
1993 – Scandia Village Retirement Center was sold to the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s largest nonprofit retirement center operator. “Good Sam” had managed the center prior to purchase. The facility is now known at Good Samaritan – Scandia Village. The Auxiliary continues to operate under the SCAND INC. corporation.
1995 – The Auxiliary was able to construct their own building on the campus of Scandia Village. Due to the overwhelming success of the store, the original 15-year mortgage was fully paid off in only 18-months with a mortgage burning celebration marking the accomplishment.