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Thrift shop to aid senior centers

Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Community Thrift Shop has adopted the Sharp County Senior Citizens Centers as its community project for the months of March and April. Currently there are three senior centers in Sharp County that are in need of support.

The centers offer seniors hot meals at the low price of $1.50 per meal. They also offer seniors a place to gather for socializing. Together the three centers in Sharp County operate the Meals on Wheels Program which is currently in need of financial help. The Meals on Wheels Program delivers hot meals to those seniors unable to travel to the centers.

The senior centers are also in need of such basic items as dessert plates, napkins, condiments of all kinds and cleaning supplies. The Community Thrift Shop will collect these items for the centers from now until the end of April. The Meals on Wheels Program also needs approximately $3,000 to meet its current budget. The thrift shop will donate a portion of store sales in March and April toward this shortfall.

The Community Thrift Shop will continue to provide care bags for foster children in Sharp County and baby items to the mothers' and infants' program. There is always a need for good clean children's items including clothing, sleepwear, underwear, socks, shoes and diapers. Nice clean diaper bags and suitcases are also needed for these ongoing projects.

The Community Thrift Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is located at 1366 Highway 62/412 in Highland next to Dot.Com Café. Donations from the community are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Donations of all kinds including household items and furniture, are accepted. Pickup is available by calling 856-2878.

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