During the week of Thanksgiving, this column will recognize one of Columbia’s thrift stores each day. These are the thrift stores that we depend upon all year for the very best bargains in town and have added to our lists of “favorite haunts” and “best fishing holes.” While helping us save money, they all contribute to a worthy charitable cause or mission that helps our community. This week, we thank each of them for all the good work that they continue to do for Columbia.
Sunshine Thrift Store brightens your heart and your wallet, since it is one of the best thrift stores I have found for thrifty ladies’ fashions and the proceeds are donated to The Children’s Miracle Network. What could possibly be a better combination of goof thrift shopping and good will?
Sunshine Thrift Store is not an especially attractive building and the parking is a bit cramped. But once you go inside, it is like entering a different place. The store is surprisingly spacious and they have racks and racks of women’s wear, all arranged by item and size. The store is clean, and very well organized. Their selections are extremely large, and it is easy to find the right size and style. Sizes range from 2 (extra small) to 26 ½ (3X), so there is something nice for virtually every figure type.
There are probably over one hundred racks to choose from, all clean, pressed, on hangers, and sorted by size. Sunshine Thrift Store also carried dresses, sweaters and fleece, jeans and leggings, , skirts, slacks, blouses and shirts, dressy dresses, a bit of formal wear, and lingerie. There is a nice selection of fall and winter jackets and coats, including puffer styles, parkas and trench coats. Occasionally there are racks of brand new clothing with original tags still attached.
Sunshine Thrift Store has now joined my list of favorite haunts for the bargain-conscious shopper on a low budget. It’s a wonderful place with a wonderful selection of quality merchandise. And, when you check out, it feels good to know that some of your money is being donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Children’s Miracle Network was established nationally in 1983 to help children by actively supporting improved health care for millions of young people around the world. CMN’s mission is to generate funds and awareness programs for the benefit of children served by its associated hospitals, now numbering more than 170 nationwide.
The store is located at 3300 Two Notch Road, just north of Dick Smith Ford. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how much your dollars can buy and how much good they can help to do. For Columbia thrifty fashion shoppers, this is a must see!
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