The Community Closet’s mission is larger than providing affordable second-hand clothing and household goods; they are also one of the largest charitable foundations in Park County. Since opening their doors in 2005 and taking in donations of goods that may have otherwise ended up in the landfill, the Community Closet has donated thrift sale proceeds to nonprofit activities in Park County – over $400,000 in cash grants as of December 2017 – to charitable groups from the 4-H Li
This month’s featured grant recipient is Western Sustainability Exchange’s Farmer’s Market Young Entrepreneurial Stewards (YES) program. Meet Caleb, who makes and sells Lefse at the Farmer’s Market. “Thanks for funding the YES, it was really fun and I wrote a business plan with a loan that I’ll pay back from sales. When deciding what my product would be, I thought about making Lefse with my Grandpa and how much I liked it. We grossed $40 our first day, even though we had to l
Every month, the Community Closet features a Park County charity that shoppers can donate directly to through the donation jar located on our cash register counter. April’s charity is the Friends of the Community. Run on a shoe-string budget with inspiring dedication by Executive Director Elaine Kimbler, their mission is “to alleviate the many sufferings of poverty experienced by so many in our community.” Friends of the Community provides basic assistance to people in need.
Did you know that we supply needed items at no charge to nonprofits, including teachers and school organizations, here in Park County? From tools for the Animal Shelter to tiki torches for Hawaiian-themed fundraisers, you never know what you might find at the Community Closet. Please take your items to the register and ask for a voucher. We will ask you to sign for your items. Since opening in 2015 we have given away more than $50,000 in store merchandise! Along with mercha