All sale proceeds go to one charity for one day only at the Bargain Box Thrift Store (www.bargainboxnaples.com). The oldest thrift store in Naples, also a mission of Naples United Church of Christ (NUCC), will donate proceeds from all merchant sales on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 to Grace Place for Children & Families. The event, coined Bargain Box Benefits, takes giving to the extreme by rousing those who love the thrift store shopping experience with a chance to be part of a unique charity fundraiser.
Shoppers will receive 50% off jewelry and 25% off on everything else in the store with a chance to win an extra 25% off a purchase every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a blessing from Naples United Church of Christ Rev. Ron Patterson at 1 p.m. Bargain Box is located at 153 10th Street South in the Naples Downtown Design District.
“This event will be a great way to raise needed funds for our mission as well as raise awareness of this great resource to our community,” says Rev. Stephanie Munz Campbell, Executive Director of Grace Place for Children and Families, a faith-based non-profit neighborhood center teaching literacy, language and life skills to children and families in Golden Gate city. Rev. Munz Campbell says many of the center’s teachers and students will be at the Jan. 26 Bargain Box Benefits event to personally thank shoppers.
“Partnering with Grace Place helps us increase awareness of our mission,” says store manager Sandy Goldstein who adds that since moving to the new store location on 10th Street South in October 2011, Bargain Box has increased contributions to the NUCC Board of Missions by 80%. In 2012 the store donated $225,000, which will be used to help over 50 mission partners through NUCC outreach programs.
The store will host another Benefits event on Saturday, March 9th where proceeds from sales will go directly to Children’s Advocacy Center.
Discover more at www.graceplacenaples.org or call (239) 455-2707.
Bargain Box & Naples United Church of Christ
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