In an effort to fill a vacant property in our downtown, the Ellsworth Community Development Corporation is testing out a concept – a non-profit retail shop to raise funds for community revitalization projects. Through your support, this has the potential to fund projects currently underway in our community! Current projects already in the works are walk/bike trails and a dog park, with future projects such as public art.

THE STORE
Shop an eclectic mix of home decor, art, antiques, books, clothing, and furniture in a range of styles and eras that you won’t find anywhere else! Also featuring a collection of Wisconsin and Minneconsin merchandise. The store will open on Saturday, October 19. Hours will be Fridays/Saturdays 10a-6p and Sundays 10a-4p through December 29, 2019.

VOLUNTEERS
We are asking for volunteers to donate their time to work store hours. Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, December 29. Fridays/Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sundays 10am-4pm. Each day is split into two shifts. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/sEhRQhM

DONATIONS
We accept donations on behalf of our charity partner (Ellsworth E3), sell the items in our store, and then disburse the proceeds to Ellsworth revitalization efforts. Donations will be sought from the local community (personal and business).

DONATION DROP-OFF IS DURING OPEN STORE HOURS OR BY APPT. OR WATCH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SPECIAL DROP-OFF DATES/HOURS.

ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS
Household furniture
Home decor
Clean, new, or gently used adult clothing (quality items or vintage)
Jewelry and accessories
Art and collectibles
Antiques
Vintage vinyl and cassette tapes (with covers/cases)
Books (Current reads, hardcover, or vintage cookbooks)
Handmade items
Items should be in clean and sellable condition. Some items are subject to refusal.

UNACCEPTABLE DONATIONS
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept everything. Items that are broken, chipped, cracked, damaged, dirty, odorous, scratched, worn-out, stained, torn, wet, moldy, rusty, or frayed DO NOT SELL. Items that have spent numerous seasons exposed to pet hair or the elements DO NOT SELL. Items that have survived a month of garage sales DO NOT SELL. We are forced to haul items like these to the dump, which is costly and wasteful and takes away funds from our disbursements to revitalization efforts.

There are also several specific items that we cannot accept for a variety of reasons:
Children’s items
Baby & children furniture (unless antique or handmade)
Children’s clothing and toys (unless antique or handmade)
Cosmetics or toiletries
Electronics
TV’s
Outdated or broken media
CDs without jewel cases
Encyclopedias
Sheets, blankets, or sleeping bags
Towels
Bean bags
Box springs
Futons & sofa beds
Mattresses
Office furniture (cubicles, conference tables, filing cabinets)
Large desks (over 5 ft.)

Thank you for your support in this endeavor!

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