About National Thrift Shop Day
National Nonprofit day was founded by Sherita J. Herring, a renowned speaker, author, business strategist, and nonprofit expert. The idea is to encourage people to learn about and become involved with nonprofits and to honor the impact that these organizations have around the world.
We celebrate the holiday on August 17th, which is the day that The Tariff Act of 1894 was signed into law. The law imposed the first federal income tax on corporations but included exemptions for nonprofit corporations and charitable institutions which still remain a solid part of the law.