The Christ Episcopal Church Thrift Shop, 50 South St., Warwick, has been serving the community for 48 years and volunteers recently completed major renovations.
On Thursday, June 18, Mayor Michael Newhard and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Rector Father James W. Erwin Jr., Thrift Shop co-chairs Barbara Burke and Sally Mitchel, Vestry member Gail Scott Graf and parish volunteers for the grand reopening of Christ Church Thrift Shop.
The shop offers recycled clothing and household items to the general public at reasonable prices while providing financial aid to the Church for continued ministries.
“We used to ask people to try on clothing in the boiler room,” said Mitchel. “We now have two beautiful custom-built changing rooms, a new highly functional granite checkout counter and a total revamping of paint on the interior. All this is to insure the store will operate more efficiently to make for a very pleasant shopping experience.”
And more often than not you can find clothing, shoes, and accessories with the tags still on. The selection includes name brands such as Gap, Holister, J. Crew, Lands End, Michael Korrs, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Lucky, UGG, Aeropostale, Ralph Lauren, Vera Bradley and Abercrombie along with barely used J. Crew coats and cashmere sweaters, vintage hats and Audrey Hepburn inspired dresses.
“We always need good quality donations,” said Burke. “Your tax-deductible donations enable us to fulfill our primary purpose to provide the community with needed items at reasonable prices and to raise funds for our ministries.”
The Thrift Shop is open for donations on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to noon.
Shopping is every Saturday morning from 9:30 to noon.
For additional information call 986-3440 or visit www.christchurch.org.
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