Winsted auxiliary thrift shop celebrates one year in new location
WINSTED â€” Volunteers at the Auxiliary Thrift Shop on Willow Street happily celebrated their first anniversary in the storeâ€™s current location this week.
Operated by Winstedâ€™s Auxiliary for Community Health, the store moved out of its former location in the basement of the Winsted Health Center on March 3 last year. â€œThis is the best move weâ€™ve ever made,â€ said Auxiliary President Milly Hudak. â€œThere is more parking and more visibility. We are busy all the time.â€
Hudak noted that the auxiliary raises money for a variety of health-related services and equipment, ranging from scholarships to defibrillators and exercise equipment for rehabilitation programs. â€œThe more money we make, the more we can give back to the community.â€
Hudak said she personally reloaded the thrift shopâ€™s shelf of DVDs this past weekend, adding more than 300 titles to the inventory. Clothing, household items, books and electronic equipment are available throughout the store.
â€œDonations are always coming in, and we welcome them any time,â€ Hudak said. â€œIf someone wants to come in during off hours they can call to arrange a drop-off.â€
The Auxiliary Thrift shop is located at 120 Willow St., in the shopping plaza anchored by Levine Auto Parts. The store can be reached by calling 860-379-1997.