Glenwood Springs thrift store avoids closure |

Glenwood Springs thrift store avoids closure

Community Thrift & Treasures store owner Kimberly Cabeceiras (right) and store volunteer Tami Richards stand in front of the thrift store in June.

Community Thrift & Treasures store owner Kimberly Cabeceiras (right) and store volunteer Tami Richards stand in front of the thrift store in June.

The nonprofit Community Thrift & Treasures will remain open after considering closure earlier in the year.

A news release said the Glenwood Springs store has received support, new volunteers and help with its business strategy from community organizations.

In June, director Kimberly Cabeceiras said high operating costs and a drop in revenue, complicated by residents using the donation area behind the store as a dumping ground at 2518 S. Glen Ave., might force the move.

The news release Friday said that the nonprofit’s business model will change to focus on what matters most, downsize operations, eliminate expenses and increase volunteers.

The store, known for its support of schools, will continue to supply gift certificates for Roaring Fork School District teachers, students, staff and programs. It will continue giving regularly to Valley View Hospital, churches, CARE, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, child care operations, nursing homes, Yampah Mountain High School, theater companies, homeless families, men and women, veterans and many private and nonprofit organizations.

Cabeceiras said in June that Community Thrift & Treasures routinely donates around $40,000 worth of goods to the community each year.

Approved donations will be accepted hassle-free seven days a week, 24 hours per day.

The items not accepted include TVs, computer monitors, appliances, printers, stained/broken furniture, mattresses and garbage.

The nonprofit also provides free furniture and household pick-ups. The group recycles anything it can that it cannot sell.

For information, email or call 970-319-2721.

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