SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Get ready for August 17th, because each year on that day National Thrift Shop Day is observed across the United States. Communities In Schools of Brunswick County thrift shops want to help you celebrate National Thrift Shop Day and encourage people to shop CIS Thrift Shops for great deals! This unofficial holiday is to encourage people to visit their local thrift shop and bring home some beautiful treasures. Did you know that the word “thrift” comes from the Old Norse þrift meaning prosperity? Visiting your local thrift shop will bring you prosperity in the savings you find on high quality secondhand items.
CIS operates four thrift shops in Brunswick County as a way to raise money to help support Action for Success dropout prevention programs in Brunswick County schools and other student focused programs throughout the county. Each purchase at CIS Thrift Shops contribute to education programs that provide dropout prevention and support services in Brunswick County.
How to Celebrate Thrift Shop Day:
Visit your local CIS Thrift Shop and spend some time browsing through our inventory. You never know what you might find – vintage clothing or even a priceless work of art!
National Thrift Shop day is all the excuse you need to go shopping and help support students at the same time. Go in, browse the selections, find new outfits to wear and enjoy the treasure hunt! Going into a CIS Thrift Shop is never the same experience twice, as our inventory changes constantly. The shops get new merchandise in regularly, and stock rotates out at a fast pace. CIS Thrift Shops will be marking the occasion by offering 20% discounts on anything in the shop on August 17.
“Our thrift shops raise funds to help support our Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program, now operating in every middle school, Waccamaw School, and Supply Elementary in Brunswick County and our other programs offered to students and families throughout the county,” said Bonnie Jordan, CIS Executive Director.
People from all backgrounds appreciate the high quality merchandise available at CIS Thrift Shops at deeply discounted prices. Our thrift shop staff and volunteers look through every batch of donations with care; pricing and preparing items for the sales floor that meet our standards for quality and cleanliness. Clothing, furniture, jewelry, and household goods are great finds among the other hidden treasures within the walls of CIS Thrift Shops. Shopping at a thrift store sometimes isn’t even about the price (that’s just a bonus!) but instead, it’s about the adventure of finding unique items.
A great service to the community, a great service to Brunswick County students, high quality merchandise, and low pricing make CIS Thrift Shops an establishment that people have come to love. CIS Thrift Shop staff and volunteers are dedicated to making your visit the most memorable shopping experience. Staff and volunteers are always happy to see you, offer shopping advice, and go above and beyond to provide great customer service. CIS Thrift Shops are kept clean, organized, and welcoming to our new visitors as well as our long-time valued customers and community members.
Shopping at CIS Thrift Shops helps local students and families in Brunswick County, as the money raised goes back into CIS programs operating here in our local community. Each purchase at CIS Thrift Shops contribute to education programs that provide dropout prevention and family services for Brunswick County. CIS provides the Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program located in Cedar Grove Middle School, Leland Middle School, Shallotte Middle School, South Brunswick Middle School, Waccamaw School serving K-8, and Supply Elementary, incorporating community volunteers to support student achievement. CIS also provides community-based Parenting Education Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) afterschool program, and Teen and Peer Court. Partnerships with Brunswick County Schools, the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office and others help make these programs possible.
The mission of CIS is based on the belief that “programs don’t save children, relationships do.” CIS surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS believes every child deserves a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community.
“By supporting CIS thrift shops you are investing your dollars into creating a better educational future and a stronger community,” said Bonnie Jordan, Executive Director of CIS Brunswick County.
CIS operates four thrift shops in Brunswick County – the Boiling Spring Lakes CIS Thrift Shop, Leland CIS Thrift Shop, Southport CIS Thrift Shop, and Sunset Beach CIS Thrift Shop. For more information on CIS Thrift Shops please visit www.cisbrunswick.org/cis-thrift-shops.
About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County uses evidence-based programs to serve students and their families. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at www.cisbrunswick.org.