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New donation drop-off center opening in Sparks



catholic-charities-5418461-3904701Residents of Sparks, Wingfield Springs and the North Valleys will soon have a more convenient location to drop off their gently used clothing, furniture, shoes and other household items. A brand new donation drop-off center for St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop is opening on Sept. 23 at 4670 Sparks Blvd. The drop-off center is conveniently located along a major commute route in the Scolari’s parking lot near the intersection of Sparks Boulevard and Disc Drive.

The drop-off center will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local residents who are cleaning out their garages, de-cluttering their homes, or downsizing their clothing collection can begin bringing their items to the drop-off center starting Sept. 23. Our downtown St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop store location will also continue accepting donations during store business hours, Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Donations sold in our St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop go directly toward changing the lives of local people in need. 100 percent of profits from thrift shop sales are used to fund the eight other free giveaway programs of Catholic Charities, including our St. Vincent’s Dining Room and our St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. Just one bag of donated clothing equates to ten hot meals for a hungry person. Two small pieces of furniture is enough to provide employment assistance for 12 jobless Nevadans. Three pairs of shoes equals one month’s worth of food for a family who visits our St. Vincent’s Food Pantry.

St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop management expects the new drop-off center to double the number of donations coming into our thrift shop, meaning we can help thousands more people each year by giving them the resources they need to change their lives for good.

Catholic Charities and the St. Vincent’s Programs are holding a grand opening celebration for the drop-off center on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the drop-off center, please call Auburn Harrison at (775)322-7073 ext. 235 or email ddirector@ ccsnn.org.

About Catholic Charities

Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating nine human service programs including  St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Emergency Assistance Program, St. Vincent’s Residence, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in the northern Nevada community.

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