News from thrift shop world
There's been a lot of press lately about the increase in business in GoodWill stores, consignment shops, and thrift stores. The economic downturn is producing a lot of anxiety, and more people than ever before are shopping this way.
Here's the part that surprised and motivated me...
All Things Considered (NPR) did a piece this week about how these stores are in need of inventory...their stocks are lower than they have been in years, and they need things now.
If ever we needed a push to get on with our donation of nice things we aren't using, this is it. It has occurred to me that nobody needs really nice things more than those who have the fewest options.
People need us to do this, and maybe it is much easier to get up and let go when we have a clear idea that we are meeting a real need.
I'm loading boxes this very morning. How about you???