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Humane Society Re-Sale Shop to open in new location Saturday

Humane Society Re-Sale Shop to open in new location Saturday
April 19
16:56 2018

Beginning this Saturday, April 21, local citizens will have another way to support the Stephens County Humane Society when the organization’s Re-Sale Shop opens in a new location.

The new thrift store is opening in the Minnie L. (Sis) Clark Building. The official address for the building is 210 N. Liveoak St., but the easiest way to get there is to turn into the parking lot directly across the street from the Senior Citizens Center on North Smith Street, halfway between Walker Street and Breckenridge High School. The Sis Clark Building is just past the Boy Scout building located on the same lot. (See the map at the end of this article for directions.)

The Breckenridge City Commission voted last year to let the Humane Society use the Sis Clark Building for a re-sale shop. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The Re-Sale Shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday.

Previously, the shop was open only once a month for part of the year in a building across the street from the U.S. Post Office. That building had no electricity.

Last November, the Breckenridge City Commission agreed to let the Humane Society use the Sis Clark building. The project required a zoning change to allow a retail store in the location. The building is owned by the City of Breckenridge and has been used in the past as the Breckenridge Missions Inc. Food Bank and as the Sis Clark Community Action facility.

Additionally, the City provided the Humane Society with some shelving to use in the store.

All of the money raised through the Re-sale Shop will be used to help animals in the Stephens County Animal Shelter. The organization is accepting donations of used and/or new items for the store. All usable items will be accepted, except for clothing.

“We’re not going to sell clothing,” said Kathy O’Shields, Humane Society president. “Clothing is too ‘seasonal.’ And, a couple of the churches have clothes closets, and there’s the Bargain Box. We don’t want to compete with them.”

But, aside from clothing, the Humane Society will accept donations of just about everything else there is to sell. Currently, the shop is stocked with a variety of household items, kitchen utensils and appliances, wall art, bedding, some furniture, books, videos, DVDs and more. Additionally, handmade pet blankets have been donated to the organization to sell.

Donations can be made by calling Trish Yeates at 254-559-0245. She can meet you at the shop, or she can come by and pick up donations if you can’t take them to the store. Donations are tax deductible.

Additionally, the Humane Society is seeking volunteers to help operate the shop on Saturdays. The work is divided into two shifts – 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m. To volunteer, call O’Shields at 254-559-2106.

“We’re hoping this will be successful,” O’Shields said. “It’s taken a lot to get it all set up, and we’re just kind of getting it started.”

The Stephens County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for the pets that are at the animal shelter.

 

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Stacey Donaldson, Stephens County Humane Society treasurer, shows off a poster for the new Re-Sale Shop, as well as some of the items for sale at the thrift store. The new shop is located in the Minnie L. (Sis) Clark Building across the street from the Senior Citizens Center. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The official address for the Stephens County Humane Society’s Re-Sale Shop is 210 N. Liveoak St., but the easiest way to get there is to turn into the parking lot directly across the street from the Senior Citizens Center on North Smith Street, halfway between Walker Street and Breckenridge High School. The Sis Clark Building is just past the Boy Scout building located on the same lot. (Map courtesy of the Humane Society)

 

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