New Horizon Thrift Store is ready to start giving back to the community from a new, larger location. The local thrift store, which donates 100% of its profits back to Pine City organizations and causes, is excited to reopen at 870 Main Street South, Pine City.
“I am, with all the volunteers, very excited about the new store,” said Jan Nettleton, manager of the New Horizon Thrift Store. “It is three times larger than the old location and gives us more space, better efficiency to organize and sort, and we don’t have to rent storage space for the excess items.”
The larger location in Pine Plaza (near Journey North Church and Berchin’s A&W Restaurant) will allow New Horizon to take larger furniture and put more items out on the floor. It also has several “dedicated” rooms. There is a craft room, men’s clothing room, book-music-media room, and also a baby and toy room.
It will also have a “holiday” room, depending on the time of the year. The current room theme is Halloween.
“We have been closed for so long; we are very excited to be open again and settle in to the new building and offer Pine County residents a larger selection of items,” she said.
New Horizon hopes to be able to double the amount given back to the community from previous years.
New Horizon has already begun taking donations at its new location. The store hours are Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Masks will be required to keep all customers and volunteers safe, even for those who have been vaccinated.
Nettleton said that the project would not have been possible without the tireless support of volunteers and dedicated groups from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Frandsen Bank.
There have been between 30 and 35 hard-working and dedicated volunteers consistently showing up to get the location ready.
As before, New Horizon cannot accept hazardous materials, box springs, car seats, baby cribs, or any paints or batteries.
With the larger location, New Horizon will be looking for additional volunteers. The best way to volunteer is to call Nettleton at New Horizon at 320-279-0927.