Moving? Vail Valley Thrifty Shops need donations this spring
May 18, 2011
Springtime is a time of change in the Vail Valley, from clearing out cobwebs and tidying up living spaces, to making bigger changes, such as remodeling and redecorating. Spring is also a time when the local Thrifty Shops need donations to help fund annual grant requests.
This year, Vail Valley Cares – operator of the Eagle and Edwards Thrifty Shops – has received $386,000 in grant requests from 48 local non-profit organizations. Vail Valley Cares depends upon donations to its Thrifty Shops to fund these grants, which help support the community.
“The Thrifty Shop formula is cyclical,” said Vail Valley Cares Director Greg Osteen. “Our donors give merchandise a second life. Our shoppers purchase those items, providing our organization with much-needed cash to support local non-profits. In turn, our local charities help hundreds of people in the community through outreach and assistance programs. It’s a real win-win-win situation. And, right now, we need to restock our stores so we can continue to grow our grant program.”
The Thrifty Shops can pick up merchandise from a donor’s location, and donors receive a receipt for all goods.
Spring and summer donations are being accepted at both stores. Call 970-926-7134 to schedule a pick up, or drop off items at either Thrifty Shop location. 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.
Vail Valley Cares is a local ecumenical non-profit Christian help organization formed in 1994 by local churches to assist people in the Eagle River Valley community. The Thrifty Shops in the Eagle River Valley have provided nearly $1.7 million in grants to local charitable organizations since 2000. For information visit http://www.vailvalleycares.com.