Introducing Good. Works. Wednesday

Good Works Wednesday

Before opening Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post, I was a fundraiser for local and international non-profits. It was extremely rewarding work. While I wasn’t in the field doing the dirty work, I was working hard to raise money so others could. Because I am a fundraiser at heart I understand what every donation means to an organization. That is why we created “Good. Works. Wednesday,” which we are launching this October. Instead of giving in-kind donations, Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post will give cash donations based on sales. It is our belief that this will benefit our community non-profits far more than a silent auction gift would.

Good Works Wednesday

How does “Good. Works. Wednesday” work, you ask?  It’s easy.  Every Wednesday of the year from 10am to 6pm, Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post will give 20 percent of a donor’s sale to the 501(c)3 charity of their choice. Your donors must mention your charity at checkout and the charity must be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization.

This is an easy way to fundraise for your favorite cause – and, I’m not going to lie, help a small business in return. Simply remind your friends, famil and donors that we will give 20 percent of their sale to your charity every Wednesday.  All they must do is tell us what charity they support (contact us to receive an e-handout for you to share with your donors). At the end of the month we will add the dollars up and send your organization a check.

Giving back to the community is one of the core values of both Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post.  It is important to us to support the organizations that support the community – and country – we love. If you are interested in hearing more, please email

We look forward to seeing you on October 4th,
the inaugural “Good. Works. Wednesday!”


  • The latest from Amy
Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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