The JMHS Thrift Shop will close on Friday, March 9. Helping Hands Volunteers have spent a year looking for a new location to house the Thrift shop. After discussing all options, in the end they were unable to find a place that is large enough, handicap accessible and financially feasible.
The Thrift shop needs 2,200 square feet located on one level to sort, house and display items. The new Care Center only has 1,000 square feet of undesignated space available. To add the space would cost an additional $450,000. Financing for the construction project was capped at $25.6 million which meant that JMHS was unable to add it to the project.
“On behalf of the Thrift Shop Helping Hands Volunteers, I want to thank all of our customers that have so faithfully donated and shopped our establishment,” said Jody Bjerke, JMHS Volunteer Coordinator. “We are so grateful for your years of support!”
The Thrift Shop will stop accepting donations February 9. However, they will continue to be open their regular days, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 – 5 pm through March 1. A closeout sale will be held for one full week, Monday March 5- Friday March 9. Watch for more details.
“Our Helping Hands Volunteers do more things than working at the Thrift Shop,” said Bjerke. “We will refocus our efforts on the new volunteer opportunities available at the new Care Center.”
JMHS is planning a recognition event to thank the volunteers for their many years of service to the Thrift Shop.
For more information please contact Jody Bjerke, Volunteer Coordinator at 320-312-2124 or email [email protected]