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“(Cheryl) Wright believes that thrift stores provide more than affordable shopping: they help the planet by recycling materials.
‘It really bothers me seeing the immense amount of waste,’ she said. ‘What we don’t use, we give to people in the community to use, rather than seeing it go into the landfills.’
On the supply side of things, Wright acknowledged the tough economy, but she said Carson Valley residents always find a way to donate.
‘What amazes me about this community is that even though a lot of people can’t afford to retail shop, those people who have money and can afford to shop are so giving,” she said. “I thought because of the recession donations would be way down, but we seem to be doing fine.’
Flip Flop Thrift has a section for consignment, and Wright would like to organize an exchange program in the future, in which suppliers would get cash or store credit.
‘Anything over and above expenses goes to local charities that the volunteers all decided on,’ she said.
Those charities include Austin’s House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Douglas County Animal Welfare Group, the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, and the Haugen & Keck Transition Training Program, among others.
‘We’re trying really hard to invest back into this community,’ Wright said.”
(Excerpt from Record Courier featured article, “Former Barton workers open thrift shop in Minden” published July 20, 2010.)
Flip Flop Thrift is manifested and managed by Cheryl Wright, with the loving support of her husband, Jack Henry Wright.