Landrum Antiques sells old magazines to benefit charities

Published 4:57 pm Friday, August 3, 2012

Antiques are timeless but at Landrum Antiques they are not the only things being sold. Landrum Antiques and Furniture recently started collecting money for charity in an interesting way.
Owner Kim Karaman said the antique store is collecting old magazines dealing with furniture, design, gardens and home décor. The magazines will be sold for $1 a piece, with the entire amount going to one of three charities of the buyer’s choice.
“Whatever we can raise will be great,” Karaman said, “even if we have to send the charities a small check every month.”
Magazines contain timeless information, Karaman said, and Landrum Antiques plans to recycle and resell those magazines to raise money for organizations like Steps to Hope, Thermal Belt Outreach and Foothills Humane Society.
Steps to Hope Director Rachel Ramsey said any donations received will benefit the organization’s various programs.
“It’s wonderful when people do these things for us,” Ramsey said. “It shows how caring our community really is.”
Karaman said the idea started because a woman came into the store and asked if they took in old magazines.
“I thought, ‘Well, why not?’” Karaman said. “An organization brought its donation can in and we decided to give the money back to the community through the resold magazines.”
Landrum Antiques is located in the center of downtown Landrum.

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