Thrift Shop Gives Back
POSTED: Friday, September 3, 2010 - 5:32pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 5:03pm
Just a Second thrift shop is turning lemons into lemonade.
While the economy is suffering, their low prices are keeping their business booming.
Clara Miles says that they have seen at least a 35% increase in the last year even with the bad economy, but all of their profits go to a bigger cause.
"This year we have seen sales really go up. This is the best year on the books we've ever had," Miles said.
"We serve a lot of the community that can't afford department store prices and so we can feel that we're doing a service plus this serves our other philanthropic programs," Miles said.
Programs like Operation School Bell give new clothes to kids in El Paso County Schools and benefit the parents, too.
Juanita Angel is a single mother. She says she shops here because of the great prices. Also, her son has received new clothes and tennis shoes from Just a Second's charities.
"I love this place because all they care for is children. For me to pay back is to come and shop here for them to have money for the children," Angel said.
Although she can't give much, Juanita says this is her way of giving back to the kids.
"If you contribute a little bit that little bit goes to big and that will help the kids," Angel said.
Just a Second Thrift Shop is located at 2728 E. Yandell St. and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.