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Someplace Safe Thrift Stores

Existing as viable cornerstones to raise funds and awareness for Someplace Safe services, engage communities, recycle usable goods, and provide employment and volunteer opportunities.

The Someplace Safe Thrift Stores, located in Alexandria and Morris, provide a multitude of benefits and services to the individuals and families of our communities! The stores provide an affordable option for community members to shop for reusable goods and proceeds of the sales fund the programs and services provided to local crime victims .In the past year Someplace Safe Thrift Stores provided nearly 167 vouchers, valued at nearly $15,000. This directly helped at least 412 individuals and victims of crime in our local communities. These vouchers helped victims and survivors furnish their homes, clothe their families, and have toys for their children.

So how can you support the Someplace Safe Thrift Stores and make a difference in your community?

1.DONATE: Donations of gently used items that you may no longer use help stock our shelves and raise funds for our important work. They also provide much needed clothing, furniture, and household items to crime victims, individuals, and families in need. Here are some tips for donating to Someplace Safe Thrift Stores:

- Gently used clothing, furniture, toys, and household items may be dropped off at the Morris or Alexandria Someplace Safe Thrift Stores at no cost to you.

- A tax receipt will be provided for your donations.

- Most clothing and household items are accepted at our stores. However, there are a few things we cannot accept – computers, cribs, car seats, box televisions, recalled items, broken items, pull out couches, bed frames, mattresses, box springs, encyclopedias, textbooks, or weapons of any kind.

- Make sure items intended for donation are free from stains or rips, are in working order, and are not missing any parts. This will save staff and volunteer time, and ensure that quality items are placed on our shelves for sale.

2.SHOP: New daily inventory includes gently used clothing, shoes, linens, household items, home décor, toys, movies, books, games, furniture, and much more! You may sign up for email coupons and sales alerts by sending an email to: give@someplacesafe.info and requesting to be added to either the Alexandria Store email list or the Morris Store email list. Make sure to also like our Thrift Store pages on Facebook to keep up with daily deals at: www.facebook.com/someplacesafethriftstore/ and www.facebook.com/someplacesafemorristhrift/ .

3.VOLUNTEER: A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to fit your interest and schedule. If you would like to get involved in volunteering at the Someplace Safe Alexandria Thrift Store contact Anna or Hayley at 320.763.4677.To get involved in volunteering at the Someplace Safe Morris Thrift Store contact Rilee or Sara at 320.585.6614.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Someplace Safe Morris Thrift Store Anniversary Brat Stand on August 19th! Join us for brats, bars, and pop in the Willie’s SuperValu Parking Lot in Morris. Make sure to also stop by the store that day in Morris and check out our special anniversary deals.

For more information on Someplace Safe Thrift Stores, please call the Alexandria Thrift Store at 320-763-4677 or the Morris Thrift Store at 320-585-6614 or visit http://www.someplacesafe.info/thrift-stores/ .



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