Hayward Thrift Shoppe


Featuring Thrift & Gift Shoppe and Just for the Birds
10529 Dakota Avenue
Hayward, WI 54843

The Ventures Unlimited Thrift & Gift Shoppe and Just for the Birds is 1 block from Main Street in downtown Hayward. We rely on our local community for support in the form of donations and store purchases. This location provides meaningful employment for up to 20 people in the form of sorting donations, tagging clothes, pricing housewares, books, toys, and furniture, sweeping and cleaning the store, preparing items for sale, running the cash register, answering the phone, and picking up and transporting donations. In addition to the thrift area, the store includes a gift gallery featuring artwork and handcrafted items made by consumers at Ventures. Just for the Birds is located in the front of the store and offers bird feeders, bird houses, and suet products hand made by employees at Ventures. This wild bird business has been owned and operated by Ventures Unlimited since 2000. In addition, we offer a variety of wild bird seed, deer corn, and accessories for our feathered friends. The black oil seed and deer corn are locally grown. Our employees actually go to the farms to do the bagging and handling of the bulk product and then transport it to our stores. We are thankful to our communities for allowing us to provide so many of our consumers with meaningful work experiences through their continued support of Ventures Unlimited, Inc. and our local economy.

Winter Hours:  Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm
Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):  Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm

Ventures Unlimited is a non-profit organization serving adults with disabilities and our local community.  We thank you for helping us to provide meaningful work for our employees through your generous donations.

We accept donations of gently used apparel, household items and books.  We ask hat the merchandise you bring to us be “gently used” or new in order to keep our stores stocked with quality merchandise.  Your donations are tax deductible.  Ventures Unlimited, Inc owns and operates the Ventures Unlimited Thrift and Gift Shoppes and is a 501(c)(3) organization.