Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store Faces Donation Surplus, Halts Donations for Month of November.

Friday, October 23, 2020: Hendersonville, NC – Blue Ridge Humane Society would like to thank all the amazing donors, shoppers, and volunteers who have supported the Thrift Store this year, especially after the store reopening in late June with new practices and procedures in place due to COVID-19. Blue Ridge Humane Society leadership and store staff have been blown away by the showing of support and especially the donations that have poured in over the past few months.

In an effort to be the best stewards of managing and organizing the donated items, the Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store will be temporarily halting the acceptance of donations until after the holidays. The store will remain open with extended hours 9:30am-4:30pm Tuesday through Saturday.  The last days of donation drop-off for the immediate time being will be Tuesday, October, 27, and Friday, October 30, between 10:30am-2:30pm.

Like many, there have been adjustments to the challenges of a community working and living in a pandemic and find creative solutions to ensure we continue to support our mission, while providing a safe and positive shopping and workspace for our donors, shoppers, volunteers and staff. The Thrift Store relies heavily on a limited pool of hardworking volunteers to operate the Thrift Store, which due to the incredible amount of donations, has led to a backlog of items to process for sale. By halting intake staff hope that this time will allow volunteers and staff to catch up on processing the generous amount of donations received.

If you are interested in volunteering, there is an ongoing need for volunteers at the Thrift Store! Positions range from one time to regularly occurring shifts, across a range of positions. No retail experience is required. To learn more about volunteering, click here and fill out the Volunteer Application.

All proceeds from purchases at the Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store go directly to helping animals at Blue Ridge Humane Society with housing, medical care, routine vet care and vaccinations, and more, as they are on their journey to a new, loving home.

Blue Ridge Humane Society thanks the community very much for continuing to remember us and for your ongoing support of the work of Blue Ridge Humane Society!

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store is operated by the Blue Ridge Humane Society with proceeds directly helping animals in our care. Our store is almost entirely volunteer run. The Thrift Store is located at 1214 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville, NC, and is open 9:30am-4:30pm,Tuesday-Saturday. The store sells gently used donated items, including clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, furniture, linens, “boutique” items from upscale designer fashions,  antiques, crafting supplies, as well as a limited selection of electronics.

The Blue Ridge Humane Society, Inc., is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization started in 1950 dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption at the Adoption Center and in its thriving foster program; offers low-cost vaccine clinics, animal education programs, pet training classes, and youth education and projects; coordinates community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance, and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, and the Henderson County Animal Services Center.

If you believe in our cause, consider making a donation or learning how to volunteer by visiting the Blue Ridge Humane Society’s website at www.blueridgehumane.org or call (828) 692-2639.