S.S. Boutique is shifting but mission remains

Nov. 20—S.S. Boutique is closing its thrift retail store but will continue promoting donated apparel on the internet and providing garments to folks in need.

The Mankato nonprofit opened a clothing thrift retail store in early 2020 in the Village East Heart at Hoffman Road and South Victory Travel. It delivered locals yet another very low-price tag garments selection while web proceeds helped fund the organization’s key mission of providing no cost garments and outerwear on ask for to the most deprived.

S.S. Boutique’s leaders have now made a decision to help you save on overhead costs by going its thrift sales on line and its donation selection and distribution web site to a new area.

“We are not closing. We are just switching it up a small little bit,” claimed S.S. Boutique founder Brianna Anderson.

The in-man or woman store is closing Wednesday. All things are now marketing for 50 cents, or a paper grocery bag can be filled for $5.

The nonprofit is relocating its functions to a portion of the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church’s Fitzgerald constructing off of Fifth Road.

They will launch an eBay retailer this winter and also promote goods on Fb. Purchasers can pay to have buys shipped, will be ready to decide them up from S.S. Boutique’s new downtown spot, or drop-off to customers’ properties within just the Mankato vicinity may possibly be arranged, Anderson mentioned.

Stick to www.fb.com/ssboutiquemn for recognize of the on the web gross sales start.

The group will need some assist relocating immediately after the storefront closes upcoming week. Chances to volunteer and other updates also will be posted on the organization’s Fb web site.

The nonprofit will consider a split from acquiring clothing donations but will resume gathering just after it gets moved into its new website. Apparel for adult men and more mature small children and winter equipment are most essential.

“The emphasis is and constantly has been holding people who want it in outfits. So we are likely to nonetheless want your donations,” stated co-director Jaime Spaid.

S.S. Boutique’s leaders claimed they will keep on to meet increasing requests to supply free apparel.

The firm will work with universities, the Mayo Clinic Health Procedure healthcare facility and other corporations that post requests on behalf of learners and shoppers. S.S. Boutique employees and volunteers look as a result of their stock of donated items to fulfill the submitted lists of desired items.

The range of requests have been on the increase in latest months. They now provide about 10 men and women a working day, in accordance to Anderson.

“We have under no circumstances been this active,” she said, adding she’s not positive what is actually driving the enhanced demand.

S.S. Boutique is getting some help from the Andreas Foundation. It a short while ago been given a $20,000 grant to assistance with ongoing functions.