Public can help female vets while scoring unique treasures (Butler Eagle)

Paula Grubbs – Eagle Staff Writer

Last Updated: September 26, 2022 09:24 PM Digital Media Exclusive

Mary sorting items for sale
Mary Chitwood, director of Robin’s Home, sorts through donated clothes Monday afternoon. The clothes will be for sale when the future Robin’s Home thrift store opens on Main Street next month. Shane Potter/Butler Eagle

Shoppers looking for furniture, household goods and other treasures — or people who have those items to donate — can help the county’s at-risk female veterans.

Robin’s Home Thrift Store and Donation Center is scheduled to open next month at 221 S. Main St. in Butler, which formerly housed Reclamation Brewing.

Mary Chitwood, director of Robin’s Home, said all proceeds from the items they sell at the thrift store will benefit the home and its programs for female veterans.

She hopes to partner with Americorps and AARP to obtain employees for the new thrift store, as members of those groups could experience work in a therapeutic setting while building their resumes.

She also plans to contact local VA officials to see if the thrift store could be designated a compensated work-therapy site for veterans, who could work at the store.

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