Will I still shop there? Probably. BUT I will NOT be taking my things there to donate. Nope. Done.
I learned of Caring Hands in Yorkville and finally stopped in there this week. It is located at Rt. 126 and Rt. 47. The entrance is off of Rt. 126.
The lady behind the counter had the best smile and made sure I was taken care of as I shopped. She took some picture frames I picked up and held them at the counter so that my hands were free to search the store.
During check out, she told me that all funds and donations stay local. That when Marseilles needed help after some devastation, they were able to help them with clothes and household goods. Funds go to the local schools.
I asked where the donations can be dropped off. She told me there is a door and a drop box at the rear of the store and donations can be dropped off- anytime day or night.
I picked out 3 huge oak picture frames for a whopping total of $6. The experience was fun and the store was full of little rooms.
After checking out, she pointed to numerous bags of freshly baked breads and bagels. She told me they were free and to take some. I was overwhelmed by the selection and generosity that I simply smiled and slipped out of the store.
I left feeling good about my purchase and even better that it was from a local store that is making a difference in the community.
If you haven't visited this local gem, I encourage you to give it a whirl. If you have things to donate, know that they are in great hands at Caring Hands Thrift Store.
**Don't forget to snag some super fresh breads on your way out. Such a nice bonus.
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