Thursday August 17th
is National Thrift Shop Day! What’s better than shopping for a great cause?
When was the last time you shopped at a thrift shop? Was it funding a charitable organization?
Thrift shops, by definition, are secondhand stores that sell donated items to fund a charitable organization. The charity could be the store itself, or an outside organization.
Thrift shops are a wealth of community service in many ways. Offering clothes and other home goods at low prices encourage and support shoppers of any economic status. By working or volunteering at a thrift shop, community members gain skills related to retail and customer service.
An overlooked importance of thrift shops are the ecologically-friendly aspects! Rather than adding to landfills, thrift shops are helping to reduce waste by recycling useful consumer goods back into homes. Go green, shop small, buy local, and support your local thrift shop!
Peruse the aisles of two local thrift shops this Thursday August 17th
and support their charities. The Shepard’s Place
in downtown Hopewell supports the local food bank and the Fort Lee Thrift Shop
contributes to the Fort Lee Area Spouses Club’s welfare fund.
Call (804) 458-0227 for more information about the Shepard’s Place, and visit https://www.fortleeareaspousesclub.com/thrift-shop
for more information about the Fort Lee Thrift Shop!