TurnStyles Thrift, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, celebrated the grand opening of its second Overland Park location. Fr. Jerry Volz, Pastor at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, blessed the store, which directs 100 percent of its proceeds to helping families in need. The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce conducted the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
The new store occupies a 16,600 square foot building in a strip center at 135th and Nieman. The founding store at 87th and Farley opened in 2004 and continues to operate.
The larger space offers greater on-site volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals, 14 years of age or older. Children ages 10 and up are encouraged to join their parents for a Satureday family service activity.
“Families are often looking for meaningful ways to serve together”, says Kristin Filardo, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.
“By processing donations out to the sales floor, they’re really helping other families who count on our thrift store to clothe their children and themselves.”
For its vast inventory, TurnStyles relies on community donations. Its donation bay is located behind the building where customers can drive up and easily drop off items Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. The store also offers scheduled delivery pick-up service for larger items or community garage sales.
To learn more about TurnStyle’s volunteer opportunities, or for more information about acceptable items for donation, visit: turnstylesthrift.com