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Eagle County’s Thrifty Shops seeking donations

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Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado – As off-season projects commence, Vail Valley Cares is reminding local businesses that the Eagle and Edwards Thrifty Shops need donations, large and small. The Thrifty Shops can help repurpose and recycle donations, turning goods into cash for a cause.

“We depend upon donations to fund our annual grant program, which supports the local community,” said Vail Valley Cares Director Greg Osteen. “The larger donations we receive from local businesses really help us increase our inventory, providing shoppers with more options. Purchases then infuse our organization with much-needed cash to support local nonprofits.”

This is a key time of year for the local Thrifty Shops in terms of donations and re-stocking both stores to prepare for the summer season and the needs that come with the change in weather. And, Thrifty Shops staff can make donating as easy as picking up the phone.

“We try to make the donation process simple,” Osteen said. “We’re more than happy to pick up items of any size, which helps with larger donations and bigger loads. Receiving those pick-up calls creates so much excitement for our organization and every one of our employees.”

Last summer, the Thrifty Shops were fortunate to receive such a call from The Wren in Vail. Property staff donated over 50 mattresses, dressers and end tables last year, as they prepared for a major remodel. And, The Wren is planning another large donation this month.

Donations are being accepted at both stores. Donors can schedule a pick-up by calling 970-926-7134. Items may also be dropped off during regular store hours. Both the Eagle and Edwards shops are open six days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. To drop off donations, simply follow the on-site “donations” signage to the drop-off location at either store.

The Thrifty Shops in the Eagle River Valley (Edwards and Eagle locations) have provided over $1.9 million in grants to local charitable organizations since 2000.

For information visit http://www.vailvalleycares.com or visit the Thrifty Stores in Edwards on Highway 6, or in Eagle on Chambers Ave., one mile east of the post office.