By Louie Graves
“Give your clothes a second chance,” is the motto for a new recycling effort which was launched here Tuesday morning with a chamber of commerce ribbon-cutting.
The Thrift Shop will open in the fall at its 521 North Main Street location, where the Howard County Children’s Center formerly operated a restaurant.
Now, the HCCC will sell clothes, shoes, purses, belts, home decor, glassware, nicknacks, etc., culled by HCCC clients from a public drop-off point. Useable items will be taken to the shop where other clients will sell the items.
The project gives the public a chance to recycle items; it gives clients a chance to make money; and it gives thrifty families a chance to save money on items they need.
Collection of the items will begin Monday, Aug. 3, in a new building located in the southwest corner of the HCCC campus.
Donations will be taken between 7:30-3:30 Monday thru Friday. Open hours and days for The Thrift Shop itself have not been announced.
The center already operates a recycling program in which clients are able to earn a living, and the center is able to make money, by recycling newspapers, aluminum, plastic and cardboard. The recycling effort has already won several awards.
The center is located on Hwy. 371 W., Nashville, beside the Howard County Fairgrounds.