Thrift store gets ready for anniversary

May 9, 2012 by  

One of Savannah’s most popular charity institutions is getting ready for its 15th anniversary celebrations, with printing services being put to good used to advertise the event.

Started in May 1997, the St. Thomas Thrift Store has been selling kindly donated merchandise, with the tax deductible proceeds going directly to community programs. In the 15 years, the store and its many volunteers have raised more than $300,000.

The ministry, operating under the umbrella of The St. Thomas Episcopal Church, will celebrate the anniversary of the store, and all the amazing volunteers who have given their time to the venture, on May 19th.

It will take place at the store itself on 1126 East Montgomery Crossroad from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Those attending the event and in the days leading up to it, will be able to buy specially made arts and crafts by members of the church. There will also be a prize draw competition, with prizes of $15 and $35 gift certificates awarded to the lucky winners.

As well as selling a cornucopia of items over the years, the outreach ministry has also donated much needed clothing and household items to other charities. Recipients have included the Salvation Army, local schools and nursing homes and families in Savannah facing difficulty.

Seen as an important part of the social structure of Savannah, the Thrift Store is always well supported by local businesses and residents.

It is always in need of more donations and customers though. To help, everyone and anyone is invited to visit the store every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.