About Us

Y's Best Boutique

The Y's Best Boutique is a retail store that operates coincide the YMCA at Virginia Tech Thrift Shop. The Thrift Shop accepts donations daily, when donations come in that are more valuable, these items are placed off to the side to be inspected and researched to discover their value and if the item is in strong enough condition to be a part of the Y's Best Boutique! We still have a physical location set up for in-person viewings of the merchandise you see online, email ysbestboutique@vtymca.org to set up a viewing appointment! All items shown on our website are second hand donations, checked and tested for quality control, heavily researched, and posted to the website, all done in house! We've had a blast hand selecting these items and we hope you enjoy browsing! 

For questions, comments or concerns, email Jol Burgan (Store Manager) at ysbestboutique@vtymca.org or call the store phone at (540)552-2633. 

Virginia Tech, the YMCA, and Our History

Today the YMCA at Virginia Tech, an independent non-profit organization, is one of the most respected and progressive campus YMCA programs. A large part of this is due to the long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship that exists between the YMCA and Virginia Tech.

In the early years of Virginia Tech’s history, the YMCA performed almost all non-academic functions of the university, and continually worked to improve and enrich the lives of Virginia Tech students. In fact, the YMCA published the first Student Handbook and held the first student orientation. This tradition continued from the late 1880s to the late 1950s.

The YMCA opened the doors to its first on-campus building in 1902 (now the Performing Arts Building), signaling the commencement of an era in which the YMCA served as the center of campus life. For most of the century, the YMCA has focused its energy on the religious, social, physical, and intellectual well-being of Virginia Tech students.

The 1970’s marked a radical change for the YMCA as the Student Union movement grew and Virginia Tech took over many of the programs the YMCA had launched. The YMCA responded by using its relationship with Virginia Tech to enhance and expand its service to the community. This community service continues today.

The key to the successful relationship between the YMCA and Virginia Tech has been the YMCA’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of Virginia Tech students and the surrounding community.

Community Service

The YMCA also proudly serves all walks of life in the community through education programs, after-school children's programs, tutoring, international services, our thrift shop, and other community services.

The YMCA works with the community, the town, the county, and the public school system to identify needs and incorporate volunteers into programs to address those needs.

The YMCA currently serves over 27,000 community members through our various programs.


YMCA at VT Center Offices

Lancaster House

403 Washington St. SW

Blacksburg, VA 24060

Y Thrift Shop

1000 N Main St.

Blacksburg, VA 24060