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Family Support Thrift Store extends hours

Staff reports

The Family Support Council’s Thrift Store in Gardnerville has extended its hours and is now open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday hours continue to be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We have also enlarged our storage and sorting area so we will be able to take your donations every day during the entire business week,” said Family Support Council Director Karen Edwards. “As long as we are open, we will be happy to take your donations.”

Senior citizens’ day is Tuesday, and all items are half off for seniors aged 60 and over. Every Saturday, all items in the thrift shop are half off, and on Wednesdays, all clothing and shoes are half off.

To donate large items such as furniture, call 782-8869 to make arrangements for pickup service.

“We really need more items of furniture to sell,” Edwards said. “Many families come in daily looking for furniture items to buy. We still cannot take large items such as refrigerators, washing machines and stoves.”

Edwards said the goal of the thrift shop is to provide friendly, helpful services to all customers.

“The Family Support Council has been very pleased with the tremendous support that our community has provided to our shop,” she said. “It is a very good feeling to be able to help families in need.”

The thrift store is located at 1224 Pep Circle behind Job’s Peak Veterinary Hospital. Drivers should go south of Gardnerville on Highway 395, turn left on Southgate Drive, and left again on Pep Circle.

All money raised from the sale of items at the shop is put back into services at the Family Support Council that are offered at no cost to families in need in Carson Valley and Stateline areas.

Among the programs are crisis intervention counseling for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, women’s support groups, shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, parenting education classes and home- and office-based parenting services.

Child abuse and neglect prevention, parenting education and support for pregnant and parenting teens, co-parenting through divorce workshops, assistance for parents who have children who have special needs or attention deficit or attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, restorative justice services, family case management services and teen girl and caregivers support groups are also offered.