The Thrift Shop Team hosted a festive lunch for the congregation on Sunday, September 27 to celebrate the shop’s five successful years, to honor the volunteers who keep it running smoothly, and to acknowledge the congregation’s support.
The Thrift Shop ministry began in March 2011 with the primary purpose of “recycling” gently used goods to people in our neighboring communities at bargain prices. Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing is always in great demand. The shop also offers housewares, small appliances, jewelry, books, games and puzzles, and a variety of other items.
Summer clearance already? Yes, indeed! $3 per bag sales begin Thursday, August 13. Stuff a paper grocery bag with summer clothes / shoes and pay only $3 for the full bag. Fill more than one bag if you wish.
Say “Hello” to the Thrift Shop’s spiffy new sign and “Goodbye” to the sturdy sandwich board which sat by 25A for the Thrift Shop’s first four years. The homemade sandwich board sign — splinters, chipped paint and all — did its job well and has been retired with honor.
Meanwhile, there is always new merchandise inside the Thrift Shop. We are blessed to receive many donations each week. The team sorts, prices, and displays new items as quickly as possible.
With great joy, the team finally opened for 2015 on February 19. Team Leader Joyce Borghard expressed joyful appreciation to the many people who were responsible for all that was done:
To the trustees for overseeing the contractors who carried out the mold remediation, the partial removal of ceiling tiles and wallboard; the removal of carpeting in the Youth Room which was replaced with tile; the fixing of leaks and the cleaning of all ducts. Continue reading
After many necessary renovations, the Thrift Shop plans to open on February 12.
The original reopening date was set for February 5, but unfortunately, we were not able to open on that date. Until the winter storm hit on January 24/25, all construction had gone very smoothly, like clockwork. The Trustees obtained the necessary estimates, awarded the contracts, and scheduled everything in the order it had to be done. Amazingly, the contractors came when they were scheduled, worked diligently and sometimes finished more quickly than they had planned. Even the few surprises that were revealed as work was in process, did not cause major setbacks. The work proceeded quickly and with just a few days to go, opening on February 5 seemed a certainty. Continue reading
Fill a bag with clothing for $3 as long as it lasts. We are switching to fall clothing in September. … Continue reading
All is well with the Thrift Shop. A plethora of donations continue to appear every week: clothing and a variety of household and other items. Without the donations, the shop would not only lack the fresh inventory that regular clients … Continue reading
The Thrift Shop reopened yesterday, Saturday, February 8, 2014 to a new season. Staff warmly greeted the shoppers, many of whom were pleased to find the doors open once again. The shop had closed for the winter break from December … Continue reading
Although the NSUMC Thrift Shop is still closed for the winter, our volunteers are busy getting ready to reopen the shop in less than a month, on Saturday, February 8, 2014