Atlantic General Hospital Thrift Shop Expands

05-24-2010
Just four years after opening its doors, the Atlantic General Hospital Thrift Shop has celebrated an expansion of the store. The popularity of the bargain hunter’s boutique, solely managed and staffed by the AGH/HS Auxiliary, was almost instantaneous upon opening in early 2006. Additional volunteers have come on board through the years to keep up with the generous number of donations from the community and the steady influx of shoppers.

In May, a grand re-opening ceremony was held to mark the expansion of the thrift shop into the neighboring retail space, formerly a beauty shop, allowing the Auxiliary to accept larger goods.

In addition to donating proceeds to the not-for-profit Atlantic General Hospital to fund new services, the AGH Thrift Shop helps local residents in need. Vouchers extended through various community agencies provide professional attire for job-seeking women and clothe homeless families.

The AGH Thrift Shop committee hopes to do even more of the same with the expansion. In addition to clothing, shoes, accessories, small knickknacks and household items, the shop now sells and accepts donations of furniture, computers and computer-related equipment, sporting/exercise equipment and small appliances. All donations must be in good usable, working condition, and tax donation slips are available. For more information, call 410-629-1447.

Caption: In May, a grand re-opening ceremony was held to mark the expansion of the thrift shop into the neighboring retail space, formerly a beauty shop, allowing the Auxiliary to accept larger goods. From left: Betty Franke, Harriet Johnson, Susan McDonald, Beryl Whiteside, CEO Michael Franklin, Jane Wolnik, Rose Felty, Janet Morse, co-manager Irma Malloy, co-manager Rita Landis, Susan Bashore, and Joan Terry.
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