February 5, 2023

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Colorado thrift stores see donor, buys rebound after pandemic

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A Goodwill employee brings a “boat” of donated items to the public area of the Outlet and Retail Support Center in Colorado Springs to be examined by shoppers in June. (Jeremy Sparig, Special to The Colorado Sun)

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Scanning the shelves at Goodwill’s Parker retail thrift store, Tammy Nelson wasn’t really looking for eight ceramic bowls and the curious metal stand that might once have been a candleholder. Those are just the items that fill her shopping cart. 

What she actually brings to the register are the ingredients for an antidote to economic uncertainty, political toxicity and pandemic-induced angst of the times. Someone else’s cast-offs that could be repurposed into hope.

Nelson, 58, envisions her purchases, bound together with some heavy duty glue, as…

Kevin Simpson

2022-08-21 03:35:00

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