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Catholic Charities’ Thrift Shop In Need Of Donations

FULTON, NY – If you’re doing your spring cleaning and looking to find a new home for gently used clothing and household items that you no longer need or use, consider donating those items to the thrift shop at Catholic Charities of Oswego County.

Director of Catholic Charities Emergency Services Program Helen Hoefer (center), program assistant Brandi Runge (left) and volunteer Mary Scanlon add items to one of the clothing racks at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Thrift Shop.
Director of Catholic Charities Emergency Services Program Helen Hoefer (center), program assistant Brandi Runge (left) and volunteer Mary Scanlon add items to one of the clothing racks at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Thrift Shop.

Catholic Charities’ Thrift Shop provides families throughout Oswego County with an affordable option for clothing, household items, furniture, and even appliances when available.

“In these challenging times we are very much in need of donations for our thrift shop as the demand for clothing and household items is increasing,” said Director of Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services Program Helen Hoefer.

She added that Catholic Charities’ Thrift Shop is an important resource as it serves consumers in two ways.

“Our nominal fees provide families with an extremely affordable option and the money raised from sales in the thrift shop is used to buy food for our food pantry which is providing free food to an ever increasing amount of families in Oswego County. With the decrease in donations to our thrift shop we are hard pressed to meet the need for both clothing and food. I ask our community members to remember those less fortunate when you are doing your spring cleaning and consider donating your unwanted items to Catholic Charities’ Thrift Shop as your tax deductible donation of clothing, household items, books, furniture and appliances can make a real difference in someone’s life,” Hoefer said.

Put your unwanted items to good use and call Catholic Charities’ Thrift Shop today at 598-3980.

Arrangements will be made for pick-up of working appliances and furniture.

To better serve both its clients and those wishing to donate items, Catholic Charities has expanded the hours for both its Client Choice Food Pantry and the thrift shop.

“With the increase demand that we are experiencing and the amount of working families who are utilizing our services, we have decided to expand our hours until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” said Hoefer. “We are seeing more and more families and individuals, who are working but still need to access our services so that they have adequate food and clothing for themselves and their families. By extending our hours until 6 p.m. we are making it much easier for people to take advantage of our Client Choice Food Pantry and our thrift shop so that they may be able to get the food, clothing, and other items that they need. The extended hours also makes it much more convenient for those wishing to donate to our pantry or the thrift shop. We are always in need of donations and we want to make it as easy as possible for community members to do so.”

Catholic Charities’ Client Choice Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 – 6 p.m.  The thrift shop is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on donating items, call Hoefer at 598-3980, ext. 251 or visit www.ccoswego.com