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SPCA thrift store opening in New Minas

Mark Eastman, Shannon Eastman, Paula Hasler, Sue Sheehy and Nova Scotia SPCA employee Courtney Barber are among the key players getting the SPCA Kings Thrift Store ready for the scheduled opening date of Nov. 18.  (Submitted)
Mark Eastman, Shannon Eastman, Paula Hasler, Sue Sheehy and Nova Scotia SPCA employee Courtney Barber are among the key players getting the SPCA Kings Thrift Store ready for the scheduled opening date of Nov. 18. (Submitted)

NEW MINAS - Kings County will soon be home to the third SPCA thrift shop in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Thrift Store is slated to open out of the former RE-used Resale Co-op Ltd. location at 8759 Commercial Street in New Minas Nov. 18.

We thought that this would be a perfect community to open a thrift store in,” said Courtney Barber, director of marketing for the Nova Scotia SPCA.

The Nova Scotia SPCA already oversees two thrift stores, one in Burnside and another in Queens County. Proceeds collected through sales at the New Minas store will directly support Kings SPCA's shelter operations in Waterville.

“One hundred per cent of the proceeds go to the shelter to support the animals,” said Barber.

The plan is to stock the shelves with donated items, and train volunteers to work in the store. They're accepting donations of pet supplies, housewares, furniture, clothing, toys – anything but mattresses and sanitary items.

I need all the volunteers I can find,” said Barber.

She added that the Kings SPCA operates one of the non-profit, animal rescue organization's largest shelters in Nova Scotia, and the goal is to grow the new thrift store to the point that it is a reliable source of revenue on a long-term basis.

We're really hoping that this can be a constant, sustainable way for our shelter to continue to help more animals.”

The store will be closed Mondays, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Sunday.

E-mail kingsthriftstore@spcans.ca for more information.

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