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Thrift Stores Hit the “Refresh” Button

Many of you have probably heard about Someplace Safe Thrift Stores. Hopefully you’ve already had a chance to stop into one of our three locations, but if not, what are you waiting for? With stores located in Alexandria, Morris, and Fergus Falls, you’re sure to find something unique, fun and practical while shopping AND supporting survivors of crime.

Over the last few months, many updates and changes have been taking place with the thrift stores. Last December, the agency welcomed back Anna McArdle, a long-time friendly face within the Someplace Safe Thrift Store team, and hired her in May as the Director of Thrift Stores. In this new role, Anna works to ensure that things run smoothly at each store, with a particular focus on growing the stores’ volunteer program.

Robert Lape was hired as manager of the Fergus Falls Thrift Store in July. He shared, “being a part of Someplace Safe is being a part of your community. Everyday I get to meet people who share how they have been helped in some form or another by Someplace Safe. This thrift store is such an amazing place to see how people truly want to help and lift each other up!”

In August, the Morris location got a refresh with a store remodel. Store manager Dee Daly says, “the store got some fresh paint, a new dressing room, and a new floor. It was a lot of work, but we are so glad we did it. We had an amazing group of staff and volunteers who helped us out.”

The Alexandria store, which celebrated 12 years of operation in June, is working to making it easier for donors to drop off items throughout the week. Much effort has gone into setting up consistent systems and hours to help streamline processes and improve the experience for donors and shoppers alike. Donations are currently accepted in Alexandria from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 11am-3pm.

If you don’t already follow the Thrift Stores on social media, be sure to find all three on Facebook and Instagram. PLUS—join our text clubs to receive exclusive sales and deals by sending the text “alexthrift”, “morristhrift”, or “fergusthrift” to 855- 947-0070. Visit the Someplace Safe Thrift Store page on our by our website for up to date information on all of the stores, including donation hours, daily sales and more!


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