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Pay It Forward: Second Shelf Thrift Store

This little thirft store has been around for 42 years now. It is called the second shelf and it is a non profit organization that's second purpose is far greater than selling anything on the racks.
 
"The mission is still to help individuals with developmental disabilities but it has kind of expanded we have done some other things around the community as well to help the homeless shelters and just people in general," tells Doug Morgan Executive Director of Second Shelf.
 
Doug Morgan took over second shelf from the county board of disabilities this past july and has continued the stores a sense of community.
 
"We get a lot of traffic for people who have been coming in for years. I mean i have people that are coming in, in their 40s i have been coming in since i was a kid soit is a lot of the same customers that come in everyday," spokes Morgan.
 
From shelf to shelf this place holds years of stories. Including one man who needed boots for the first day on the job. Doug found some boots for him in an hour.
 
"I mean he was so appreciative to havethat it was really a neat things he didn't have it and it needed it he couldn't work without it so it was amazing to help him out," says Morgan.
 
Some of their biggest sellers are womans clothing, furniture and believe it or not vhs tapes. But mens clothing is highly in demand as well as anything you can spare.
 
"If you call us and set up an appointment we will come to you and pick up your donations and bring it to the store and put them to good use," pleads Morgan.
 
Pay It Forward: Second Shelf Thrift Store

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