Letter: Community Closet able to make local grants

To the editor:

We, the board of directors of the Community Closet Thrift Shop, want to thank Brown County for their support.

Because of their donations and through the income generated from sale of donated items, we have given away over $11,000 thus far in 2016.

Some entities benefited have been We the People, $1,000; Sister’s Little Fund, $500; The Salvation Army, $500; five volunteer fire departments, $500 each; Girl Scouts, $100; Brown County High School Hygiene Closet, $143; Back to School program (St. Vincent dePaul), $500; God’s Grace, $500; Brown County Veterans Coalition, $1,000; James Brester Scholarship Fund, $1,000; 4-H Livestock Auction, $500; 4-H Scholarship Fund, $500; TRIAD, $1,000; and Access Brown County, $1,000.

So that we know how our funds are being used, all assistance requests should be in writing and detail the need. We review requests at our first-of-the-month meetings.

The week of Aug. 22, the closet will be closed for a thorough cleaning and restructuring. We will reopen, starting implementation of Friday afternoon hours, on Aug. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Come see us and let us know how you like the “new” closet.

We continue to accept clean, gently-used items of clothing and household items on the days and hours we are open. Unfortunately, we cannot take large furniture due to space constraints, nor electronics.

Thank you Brown County and all others for your support.


Sharon Osborn, Brown County Community Closet board of directors president

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