HAZARD — Just in time for the Christmas season, Kentucky River Community Care (KRCC) will officially open the doors of a new thrift shop on Main Street in Hazard.
Dubbed “the shop for second chances,” KRCC’s Reclaimed is a store selling used furniture, shoes and clothing for all ages, and other materials that have been repaired or donated for reuse by the public. All items will be sold at affordable prices.
KRCC Executive Director and CEO Mary Meade-McKenzie described Reclaimed as a high-end consignment and thrift shop, offering amazing deals, one-of-a-kind finds, and beautiful treasures created in-store by local artisans.
“From the first flea market that I went to with my grandmother when I was a little girl, I was hooked on a good deal. The Reclaimed store is a labor of love for me and for so many others who have brought this vision to life,” Meade-McKenzie said.
“At KRCC, we help people ‘reclaim’ their lives, and now, we can reclaim things, too – give them a renewed purpose and teach others some valuable skills along the way through the artisan program at Reclaimed,” she continued. “It will be the grandest thrift shop experience.”
All proceeds from the store will help KRCC clients and local citizens through various programs.
KRCC Events Coordinator Timothy Deaton said the open house is a great way for people to learn more about the store, help boost the local economy, and shop for items they need all while benefiting a much-needed community project.
“The most exciting part about Reclaimed for me is the artists working with some of the items that people bring in,” Deaton said. “Being a member of the Appalachian Arts Alliance, I’m excited that KRCC is creating another venue for artists to come to and display their talents and products.”
The Reclaimed ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held on Thurs., Dec. 15, from noon until 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The shop is located at 1133 North Main Street in Hazard (the old site of Wiggles & Giggles Daycare).
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Items can be dropped off or brought into the store during regular operating hours.
All donated items are tax-deductible.
For more information about Reclaimed, contact Dorothy Back at 606-436-5761, ext. 1914.