Designer clothing, antiques and Renoir art are items usually found in a high-end department store, but Helping Hands Thrift Store in Gardnerville has all three.
"I want people to be aware that it's a nice comfortable place to come. It's not a junk shop," manager Linda Ellis said. "We have a wide range here from 25 cent books to $200 antiques."
The Industrial Way store is an extension ministry of The Carson Valley United Methodist Church, which gave $46,000 in cash and merchandise back to the community in 2011.
"This store has always maintained the philosophy that it's for the …