Manchester Thrift Shop Benefits Home Health and Hospice Care

Manchester Thrift Shop Benefits Home Health and Hospice Care

Manchester Thrift Shop Benefits Home Health and Hospice Care

From left, back, Thrift Store manager Christine Hoard, Linda Hurley, Sharron Kropa, Lin Iannacone, Norma Will and Kerry Joffe with (seated) Delores Mahlmann, Bernice Felion and Joan Fee.

From left, back, Thrift Store manager Christine Hoard, Linda Hurley, Sharron Kropa, Lin Iannacone, Norma Will and Kerry Joffe with (seated) Delores Mahlmann, Bernice Felion and Joan Fee.

For savvy shoppers looking to update their wardrobe or their home on a tight budget, the Thrift Shop located at the Manchester office of the VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region (formerly Manchester Health Services), 5468 Main Street, Manchester Center, is filled with treasures waiting to be discovered, including clothing, special occasion outfits, shoes, antique and contemporary household items, books, collectibles, jewelry, toys and more.

Run by volunteers and stocked with donated items, the shop has supported compassionate home health and hospice services to the community for many years. “We have something for everyone, from vintage treasures to current fashion trends, from unique and unusual items to everyday necessities,” said Christine Hoard, director of philanthropy. “The Thrift Shop is an integral part of the community and gives people a way to support home health and hospice by not only donating items but also purchasing treasures they didn’t know they needed.”

The handicapped-accessible Thrift Shop is an important source of revenue for the organization, which serves thousands of patients in Bennington and Rutland Counties. It is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours will be extended to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 14.

The shop accepts donations of clean and stain-free clothing as well as the other items mentioned above. For more information, call 802-362-1255.

1 Comment

  1. Irene Johnson 3 months ago

    Norma Will made the Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store’s staff miserable, and now she is repeating history here at Manchester Health Services. Joan Fee is lovely and works very hard to make the store nice. Norma is frequently backstabbing and undermining her to anyone she can get to listen. Today, Norma helped herself to three American Girl dolls that were donated to raise money, nicely displayed, and marked $25 each. Norma entered the shop, looked at the dolls, picked up a bag, placed them in the bag and headed toward the door. I asked her if she would be paying for those dolls as they were donated with the intention of raising money for Manchester Health Services. She said they were going to her church. I told her there was a customer looking at them. She said they were leaving with her, and she left with them under her arm. The gal working the register said there were more American Girl items in the back of the store that were supposed to go out for sale, but they mysteriously disappeared. I asked her if Norma paid the money for the dolls. She said Norma had not paid. Norma does whatever she wants because she is a bully.
    Do not donate to this shop. Greedy volunteers help themselves. They short circuit the good intentions of donors.

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