After shutting down for 15 months due to COVID and renovations, North Gwinnett Co-op recently hosted the ribbon cutting for its Second Blessings thrift store, which serves as an invaluable resource of clothing, shoes, and housewares for families in need. General contractor David Lee with WHBass graciously donated his time and services to give the thrift store a beautiful new look that complements all of the nice items currently available in the shop. Second Blessings also serves as a resource for families suffering from a fire or other disaster, and is also open to the community for shopping. Second Blessings serves as a funding stream for the co-op and is used to help provide medication or utility assistance to families in need.
If you are interested in donating items to the store, the co-op follows the motto, “If you will wear it, we want it.” Items of need include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, such as hats, gloves, scarves, ties, handbags, wallets, backpacks, jewelry and belts. They also accept household items such as bedding, pillows, curtains, bath towels, kitchenware, small electrical appliances, picture frames, seasonal decorations, small pieces of furniture, baby items, books and more.
Shop hours: Monday, 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Tuesday). Donation hours: Monday, noon-8 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Tuesday). Second Blessings is located in the same building as North Gwinnett Co-op at 4395 Commerce Drive in Buford. For more information call 770-271-9793 or visit NorthGwinnettCoop.org.