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MURAL CONTEST – CALL FOR ARTISTS

Posted by Lauren_taf on April 29, 2013.

The Charity Cottage Thrift Store, along with Angelo’s Restaurant, and the town of Vinton invites proposals from local professional or amateur artists for a mural. The mural hopes to enhance Downtown Vinton’s aesthetics with an inviting and expressive art piece. Dimensions of mural area are approximately 30 ft long by 10 ft high on the southwest wall…

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Help Restore Community While Restoring Furniture

Posted by Lauren_taf on January 31, 2013.

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Refurbished is the new black

Posted by Lauren_taf on October 18, 2012.

When you walk into a Thrift store, what do you look for?  Sometimes it’s hard to forget you’re not shopping like usual — we’re not going to have your size in everything! What you have to remember is to shop with the mindset of turning an item into something you want. Refurbishing isn’t just for…

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Fall Festival Chili Cook-off

Posted by Lauren_taf on October 16, 2012.

Thanks to all who donated and participated in our Chili Cook-off! 1st place – Dogwood Restaurant 2nd place – Our very own volunteer Abe! 3rd place – Jerry’s Restaurant We had a great time at the Charity Cottage, welcoming all from the Vinton Fall Festival. From our duck pond to Karaoke with wine and beer…

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Hearts for Heroes — September 11th

Posted by Lauren_taf on August 23, 2012.

Join us at the Charity Cottage in the first annual Hearts for Heroes, an honorable celebration of our local Emergency Responders on September 11. We will be making heart-shaped marshmallow treats on September 11 from 12-2pm at the store, and will deliver immediately to local responders. We need help to make this event a success!…

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How To: Host a Charitable Event

Posted by Lauren_taf on July 11, 2012.

The Cinco de Mayo Cupcake Bake-off was the first event I organized and held at the Charity Cottage. It was quite the learning experience, more time-consuming than I initially expected, but the payoff and the exposure were well worth the effort. The community response was incredible, from a local online radio station volunteering to DJ…

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Spice up the Kitchen – DIY

Posted by Lauren_taf on July 10, 2012.

Could your kitchen use a little TLC? Have fun this weekend with an easy Do It Yourself project, turning an old dresser into a kitchen island with a coat of paint and a few add-ons. Have you ever DIY-ed a treasure found at a thrift store? Leave a comment!

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How to Donate without Giving Money

Posted by Lauren_taf on July 3, 2012.

Want to help, even in these tough economic times?  If you shop at Kroger, Charity Cottage can get 5% of everything you normally spend!  That’s right — spend as you usually do, on groceries, prescriptions, even GAS, and Kroger will donate 5% of what you spend back to our charity.   It works just like…

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Family Fun – DIY

Posted by Lauren_taf on June 28, 2012.

Looking for a summer project to do with the kids?  Transform an old, wood TV entertainment center into a child’s play kitchen! We have entertainment centers available for only $15.  With some paint, fabric, and a few “tiny” accessories, you can create a fun and nostalgic place for your child to play. Pick one up…

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Charity Cottage – Caring for Community

Posted by Lauren_taf on June 20, 2012.

Greetings from the Cottage!  As you may know, we are a non-profit thrift store whose profits go out to support local charities YOU care about.  From Manna Ministries food pantry to Project Access Health Care, our goal is to be involved in the many different aspects of our community.  This blog will be all-things community,…

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