Urbana thrift store adds home furnishings

Urbana thrift store adds home furnishings

URBANA — The Transitions Thrift Store at Lincoln Square has expanded to add home furnishings.

The store, operated as a fundraiser for the Center for Women in Transition, has shifted its used clothing sales to the former Hallmark store next door and will use the former clothing space to sell used furniture, housewares and home decor items, said Mary Wallace, the agency's director of development.

The store closed for remodeling in November but has reopened for clothing sales. The store's home goods area will be open by Monday, Wallace said.

The store is operated by paid staff and volunteers and is the home of a retail training program, she said. All proceeds benefit the Center for Women and Transition, which provides housing and supportive services for women and children who are experiencing homelessness or domestic violence.

A grand reopening will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 10, with door prizes given away that weekend and special promotions scheduled for Jan. 13-18, she said.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Merchandise donations are accepted at the store, and arrangement can be made for furniture to be picked up, Wallace said.

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