Shop and Donate

Nifty Thrifty Bookstore

Find a good book in our Bookstore to read this season, or donate your previously read books. The Book Movers Group, an amazing group of volunteers, organize and run the Bookstore. Books are sorted by category, with a special section for Large Print Books.

Women of The Book
First there was a room without a real purpose; someone proposed they build a bookcase and have books for borrowing. Then shelves overflowed and they wanted more bookcases, and so it became a bookstore. It’s a bookstore open to the public and it has a name, “Nifty Thrifty Bookstore” run by a dedicated group I like to call Women of The Book at the Ballard NW Senior Center. The Nifty Thrifty Bookstore keeps on growing from your ongoing generous donations. Thank you!

Read more on the Ballard News-Tribune.

Amazing Donations
Every day donations of books, movies, and music are given to the center. Thank you everyone who has helped to fill the Bookstores shelves. Thank you Mary Zippel and Wendy McCallum for donating the wonderful bookcases which line the Bookstore. This amazing donation was made in 2012 and greatly increased the Bookstores popularity. In 2013, Mary Zippel also donated a CD shelf to go on the wall. This wonderful addition to the Bookstore will make access to our wide selection of music CDs easier to reach.

Shop and Benefit Ballard NW Senior Center

Every penny counts, and you can help! Ballard NW Senior Center benefits from your purchases.  We are part of AmazonSmile donations, the Bartell Drug B Caring Program, and the Ballard Market Community Giving Program.  When using these businesses we benefit by receiving a donated percentage of your purchase amount.


Shop Amazon through AmazonSmile, Amazon donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice – Ballard NW Senior Center! Items that will help Ballard NW Senior Center earn donations have “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” noted on their product pages. Currently Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not eligible for donations. Visit Amazon’s program detail page to learn more about AmazonSmile.

B Caring Program at Bartell’s

Request a B Caring Program card at any Bartell’s location and indicate Ballard NW Senior Center as your designated non-profit organization. Bartell’s donates up to 4% of your purchase amount!

Ballard Market

Ballard Market, a Town & Country Market, supports us by donation 1 cent for every dollar, that is 1% of every dollar, that you spend there as part of their Ballard Market Community Giving Program; it adds up fast! Please bring in your Ballard Market receipts to the 1st Floor Reception Desk.  We collect them, then turn in the receipts and receive Town & Country Markets’ donation.  Thank you!

Fred Meyer Rewards Card

Sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program and support Ballard NW Senior Center when you shop at your local Fred Meyer. You can link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Ballard NW Senior Center online at, and every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you’ll be helping us earn a donation and you will also still be earning Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates. If you do not have a Rewards Card, applications are available at all registers and the Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store. For more information, please email or learn more online.