Join Us to Help Celebrate Our First Year in Willow Street
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Last year at this time, finishing touches were being put on the new home of Main Street Closet as the renovation of the former Darrenkamp’s grocery store in Willow Street neared completion. A year later, Main Street Closet bustles with activity six days a week and is preparing to mark its first anniversary in the Willow Street location.
To celebrate the opening of the store on April 12, 2014—a date that was also the store’s 15-year anniversary of operations since it first opened for business in Strasburg—Main Street Closet will offer four days of special discounts on April 8-11, 2015. In addition to the weekly “half-price sale color” items, the shop will also offer “50% off” sales as follows:
- Wednesday — shoes
- Thursday — books
- Friday — clothing
- Saturday — housewares
Main Street Closet is a nonprofit thrift store, independently organized to raise funds for humanitarian aid and missions as part of the Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) network of “Re-Uzit” shops. Last year, the MCC thrift shop network raised more than six million dollars for projects around the world.
As part of its mission to make “every purchase a gift to the world,” Main Street Closet contributed more than $100,000 to MCC during its first 15 years, as well as supporting local ministries. The store has roughly quadrupled sales since reopening the larger retail space in Willow Street last April. Because of the generous support of local residents, businesses, and loyal customers, Main Street Closet has been able to refocus on its mission to generate funds for MCC and local ministries.
In addition to community support and steadily increasing sales, Main Street Closet has seen an increase in local volunteers and item donations, although store manager, Kathy Johnson, and her assistants are always seeking more help, especially during annual “spring cleaning” efforts.