|Interfaith Thrift Store: It’s well worth the drive|
|Written by Stephanie Groves|
|Monday, January 28, 2013 10:46 AM|
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DELPHOS — Whether shopping for clothing to supplement an existing wardrobe, toys for visiting grandchildren, additional CDs for a music collection or a unique seasonal item, shoppers from near and far search through the quaint treasure trove at the Interfaith Thrift Store for unbeatable deals.
Walking in the front door and looking left, the Boutique boasts an eclectic selection of jewelry, finer leather goods, name-brand clothing and collectible dolls and glassware. To the right, the Seasonal Department has a display of shimmering, red-hot Valentine’s Day decor. Moving through the store, there are structured departments, including men’s and women’s wear; girls’, boys’ and baby clothing; school uniforms, shoes, housewares, hardware and media.
Kindergarten teacher Donna Illig, a Delphos resident, shops the “Delphos Mall,” one of the endearing names the volunteers have given to the store, every Thursday. She normally arrives after the shop has opened its doors but she would not mind if she had to wait because she loves the selection of the gently-used career-wear clothing which supplements her existing wardrobe.
She is well aware of the vital role the proceeds from sales play in the community and believes that it is a win-win situation. When asked about the social role the Thrift Store plays in the community of shoppers, Illig explained her experience.
“I used to volunteer here before I went back to work,” Illig reminisced. “Now, I see the customers I waited on, my friends and the people I worked with every time I shop.”
The Thrift Shop continues to draw folks from an ever-broadening perimeter.
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|Last Updated on Monday, January 28, 2013 12:31 PM|