Hospice to open thrift store in Landrum

Published 1:31 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

To paraphrase a famous commercial, Nobody doesn&squo;t love a bargain. And in these difficult economic times, that Nobody is every single one of us.

Our foothills area is especially rich in well-managed, long-lasting thrift stores and resale shops and over the next few weeks, you&squo;ll be able to read about some of the wonderful opportunities available locally for saving on clothes and household items. To prove the point, one of Tryon&squo;s young professionals brags that he does all his shopping at local thrift stores. And he&squo;s a very snappy dresser! &bsp;

In the meanwhile, it&squo;s interesting to note that this particular industry is thriving. As recently as March 6, MSNBC reported that thrift shopping is not only succeeding but growing. In a survey of 182 thrift and resale shops nationwide, MSN Money has found that sales are up on the average of 35 percent. Clearly these shops offer benefits to both their non-profit sponsors and the communities which they serve.

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Never an organization to pass up the opportunity to help the community and those they serve, Hospice of the Carolina Foothills has initiated its own version of thrift shopping. The newest local resale outlet, Hospice Thrift Barn, will open in early May in the former America&squo;s Country Store on Hwy. 14, just west of I-26.

So if you happen to be in a spring-cleaning mood, keep Hospice in mind.&bsp; Beginning April 1, donations of clothing, furniture, appliances, household goods, and books will be accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Manager Jacquie Ziller or an eager volunteer will be on hand to help you unload. If you need to make special arrangements for another time or a pick-up, call 864-457-7348 beginning April 1, and talk with Jacquie or leave a message. &bsp;

Watch the newspapers for the date the Hospice Thrift Barn officially opens for your shopping‐and saving‐pleasure.

And watch for more news about thrifty shopping in the foothills, including store hours, locations, news, and tips to make the most of your thrift shop dollar.

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