The Nearly New Shop in Brandon is a local charity that first opened on September 17th, 1984. It is run by 100 dedicated volunteers and a full time manager. Volunteers commit to at least one 3.5 hour shift (either 10-1:30 or 1:30-5), one day per week, Monday through Saturday. The staff say that they do the work because they believe that it benefits our community. Nearly New profits are donated to the Brandon hospital to buy equipment for patient care.
The store, at 601-9th St in Brandon, has recently expanded its hours to Mon to Sat 10-5. The volunteers have also installed new shelving and racks (all donated by local businesses) and have expanded the storage space to allow them to take in more donations. They gratefully accept donations of new, gently used & complete items at the back alley door at 601-9th St. Except not this week.
This week, The Nearly New Shop is closed getting ready for their Spring & Summer Grand Reopening on Friday Feb 23rd at 10am. In preparation for the Grand Reopening the volunteers have emptied the shop, washed all of the racks and shelves and had the carpets shampooed. Now they are working hard restocking the shop with all of the spring & summer clothing that they have been accepting as donations over the winter.
According to the Nearly New facebook page, “Changing over our complete inventory for each Grand Reopening is our way of thanking everyone who shops with us. This Friday, the store will be filled with all sorts of treasures at Nearly New prices. So come in, get a fabulous deal or two, and contribute to maintaining top quality patient care in our community. Thanks to everyone out there who supports The Nearly New Shop. We hope to see you this Friday!”
Due to their great prices, high quality merchandise and the fact that shoppers know that they are spending money in support of patient care at Brandon Hospital, the Nearly New Shop motto is “Feel Good Shopping”.
So whether you are a long-time customer or just learning about the store for the first time, this Friday is a great opportunity to check out a fantastic charity in Brandon.