Letter: Community Thrift sorrow
With great regret and disappointment, we will be closing the doors of Community Thrift & Treasure Inc. in the near future.
Community Thrift & Treasure Inc. has supported the Roaring Fork School District with an unlimited supply of gift certificates for their teachers, students, staff and programs. We gave regularly to Valley View Hospital, churches, CARE, day cares, nursing homes, Yampah Mountain High School, theater companies, homeless people, veterans, Sunlight Ski Resort, senior citizens, local farms, CMC, the Sheriff’s Office and many other organizations (private and nonprofit).
We are faced with closing due to the increasing operating expenses such as: garbage donations (actual garbage, refrigerators, stained and broken furniture, TVs, printers and other unsellable, unrecyclable items) that have increased our expenses. As a nonprofit we look to break even and cover our operating expenses. At this point due to these changes, we aren’t meeting the income to offset the increased expenses any longer.
A huge thank-you goes out to Wayne Rudd, the property owner, for his patience, understanding and support to the community. Thank you to all of the kind donors, the beautiful customers, volunteers, friends and neighbors that have helped us out over the years.
The community benefited greatly from the nearly $40,000 in merchandise that we contributed per year and several other offerings related to community sustainability and natural wellness. It was a pleasure to serve the community for eight years and to be a part of an amazing nonprofit. I look forward to my next venture.
Kimberly L. Cabeceiras
executive director, Community Thrift & Treasure Inc.
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