Hit the Road for Bargains for a Good Cause

Resale shops join for shopping event

By Deborah Ferguson
|  Thursday, Aug 12, 2010  |  Updated 11:00 AM CDT
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Hit the Road for Bargains for a Good Cause

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Vintage and resale shopping can unearth some great bargains.

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Shop for bargains and give back to the community with the Resale Road Trip.

The shopping event organized by five resale shops in Fort Worth, all which support non-profit groups, is in its second year and kicks-off on Thursday.

"We wanted to create a fun way to remind the community about Fort Worth's nonprofit resale shops, since these businesses are an important part of the revenue we utilize for our programs," said Carol Klocek, the executive director of YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County, in a news release.

The stores are operated by Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, the Junior League of Fort Worth, Safe Haven of Tarrant County and the YWCA of Fort Worth & Tarrant County.  All of the stores will offer special discounts and bargains during the two-day event that ends on Saturday.

"I think a lot of people in this community like the idea of buying good quality merchandise at bargain prices, and helping provide much-needed services to our most vulnerable citizens at the same time" said Klocek, "It's truly a win-win situation."

The Resale Road Trip starts at the YWCA Resale Shop, located at 6500 Camp Bowie Blvd and from there visits four other shops across southwest Fort Worth. (Follow the map here) All proceeds from the YWCA shop benefit the programs of YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County, serving homeless women and children while working to eliminate racism and empower women.

Next stop is the new Goodwill Store at 6908 Camp Bowie Blvd and, following that, the Goodwill Store at 6297 Granbury Road. Proceeds from these and other Goodwill Stores go to Goodwill Industries, which changes lives through the power of work.

The fourth stop on the Resale Road Trip is at Berry Good Buys, 1701 W. Berry Street. Proceeds from this shop benefit Safe Haven of Tarrant County, which provides emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence, counseling and transitional living services.

The fifth and final stop, Double Exposure Resale Shop, is at 1714 8th Avenue in the hospital district. All proceeds from this shop go to The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc., a charitable nonprofit organization of women building better communities through volunteerism and projects.

See more about the two-day sale in this downloadable brochure.

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