Save on back-to-school shopping

Community Awareness Coordinator Kim Brumfield invited Historic City News readers to support a good cause and find back-to-school bargains galore in either Betty Griffin House Thrift Shoppe location.

Designer fashions for the family, quality accessories, furniture, exercise equipment, artwork, lamps, jewelry, gifts and housewares make shopping a wide-ranging shopping pleasure.

During the summer months, you can help our families in shelter by donating laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, diapers (all sizes), combs, brushes, trash bags, and paper products, (such as paper towels, napkins).

We need your donations of the following items, in good, clean condition for re-sale:

– Housewares
– Artwork
– Clothes
– Electronics
– Jewelry
– Bedding
– Furniture

With more than 40 women and children in shelter each day, these items are essential for daily living. Donations can be dropped off at the Thrift Shoppes, and will take them to the emergency, safe shelter that is in a confidential location in St. Johns County.

Your purchases, donations, and volunteering directly help adults and their children who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County.

You can also volunteer to help sort donations and place them on the sales floor. If you love books, we have plenty to put on the shelves. Come by yourself, or bring a group of friends.

The Northwest St. Johns County Thrift Shoppe is located in the Julington Square Plaza at 445 S.R. 13 North in the Food Lion shopping plaza. Hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 12 to 6 pm. Phone 904/230-5435 for pick-up of large furniture.

The St. Augustine Thrift Shoppe is located in the Anastasia Square Plaza at 1961 A1A South (corner of A1A & S.R. 312) Hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.
Phone 904/471-4716 for pick-up of large furniture.

Safety Shelter of St. Johns County, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit agency that operates Betty Griffin House; providing emergency shelter to abused women and their minor children as well as temporary shelter for rape victims who are in danger after the crime. Other support services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, case management, civil legal representation and court advocacy. Betty Griffin House provides all services, to shelter residents and nonresidents; with separate accommodations for men who are abused.

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