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Thread: Charity Storefront

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    Senior Member AnnieF's Avatar
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    Today I stopped by a charity storefront in Fairport, NY....it's called "Bits & Pieces". The store accepts donations from the community of arts and crafts supplies....anything you have in your sewing, quilting, knitting, beading etc stash that you no longer have use for. I brought in a bunch of zippers, a large amount of lace curtain fabric and some knit fabric that I will never use. Volunteers repackage it and sell it in their storefront using the funds to pay for a senior bus service in their town. Well, I have to tell you the place was hopping with shoppers. I managed to buy 30 yards of cotton fabric and 4 cones of thread for $37. The fabric is priced at $1.00/yard....no matter what type it is.....and of course it's pure profit since they don't buy any of their merchandise. It has taken off so well, they had to establish a separate place for you to bring in your donations. It's wonderful and such a creative way to repurpose craft supplies.

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    That's a Great Idea !!! Nothing in this area that I know of other than regular thrift shops.

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    I think that is a great idea! I wish there was a place near me like that. The closest I get is Goodwill, or Salvation Army. I went into the Goodwill on Friday, they had 6 fat quarters from Jo-Ann Fabrics, along with 2 patterns taped together. There was no price on it, so the girl took it to the manager to ask how much to put on it. When she came back, they had put a $15 price tag on it! I told her good luck with that!

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    I don't think there is a place like that around here either. I've not heard of any.

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    There are a couple of thrift shops in one of the larger towns near me. Both of them have the whole gamut of items, but it's just what people bring in, so it may be anything from furniture to baby items to kitchenware to clothing. Sometimes they have fabric, sometimes not.

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    What a great idea for a store and charity.

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    Nothing much greater than finding a wonderful thrift store!

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    I saw some neat jewelry made from old zippers, at a gift shop last week. Does anyone know how to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I saw some neat jewelry made from old zippers, at a gift shop last week. Does anyone know how to do that?
    Pm Dotty, she posted some on here. Just do a Search for Zipper Roses.

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    Wish we had a store like that!

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