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Clayton County Humane Society celebrating anniversary of thrift shop

Money raised supports animals

Elizabeth Davidson mans the front desk at the Clayton County Humane Society’s Two By Two Thrift Shop. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Elizabeth Davidson mans the front desk at the Clayton County Humane Society’s Two By Two Thrift Shop. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Humane Society is preparing for a party.

The no-kill animal shelter is celebrating the one year anniversary of its thrift shop Two By Two Saturday.

“We have been successful thanks to the contributions from the community,” said longtime volunteer Mona Wood.

The thrift shop accepts donations of all kinds. All monies earned from reselling the goods goes to the shelter’s general fund.

“The fund covers anything the animals need, like vet care and food,” Wood said.

The celebration will kick off at 10 a.m.

“We will have refreshments for our guests as they browse our store,” said Karen Kelly, shop volunteer.

There will also be fresh-baked treats for sale and anyone who spends more than $25 is entered into a drawing for two tickets to “Evita” at the Fox Theatre in June.

“All of us at CCHS are very excited about our one year anniversary,” Kelly said.

The volunteers describe the shop as “not your average thrift store.”

“We have a lot of unique things here,” Wood said.

Shoppers can find an array of items from jewelry, dishes, gardening and children’s items.

In addition to offering wares, the store also has information about animal care.

“We want to be a resource to help educate the community,” Wood said.

The shop has pamphlets about the importance of spaying and neutering and tips on taking care of animals. They also have coloring books for children which take the kids through the steps of animal care.

“If we can start educating when they’re young, that’s a good thing,” Wood said.

Two By Two, 150 North McDonough St., accepts donations year around. They’re open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Equally important to the shelter are volunteers. Wood said the shelter is looking for a younger group of people to get involved.

Those interested must be 18 years or older. Volunteer applications can be obtained at the shelter, 7810 North McDonough St.