West Metro Nonprofit Changes Thrift Shop Name
Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners raises $400,000 each year through its thrift store, which now has a new name.
Resale Select is not your typical thrift store. The items, many of them never worn before, are hand selected and nicely displayed. Besides name brand clothes, customers can find housewares, books, kids’ clothes and collectible items.
“I think it’s really important for us to put out the best things,” said volunteer Susan Dankle. “We get tons of great donations from our community, but I think it takes a lot of sorting through it to know what’s right for our customers.”
Since the store opened in 2011, hundreds of volunteers have kept the store running.
“I think the greatest thing is just meeting fun people here. It’s great to give back to the community and I just feel like it fulfills my days,” said Dankle.
Money spent at the store, formerly called Resale 101, goes toward supporting thousands of people in the northwest metro. The name was recently changed to Resale Select to reflect the store’s upscale appeal.
“We really didn’t think it represented our brand. The quality, the select merchandise you see here. So now, we are Resale Select,” explained Liz Erstad-Hicks.
The store is also celebrating a big honor. Resale Select was named by the Sun Sailor newspaper as the best thrift store and best boutique in the local community.