The following is a press release issued by Good Buy Clothes in Point Arena:
Thanks to the community and visitors who shopped at Good Buy Clothes, we are pleased to announce donations totaling $25,500 were made to various local nonprofits for 2021/22! Recipients include Acorn Windy Hollow Farms, Redwood Coast Educational Foundation, Gualala Food Bank, South Coast Food Bank, Gualala Rotary, Meals on Wheels, RCMS-Hospice, Coast Community Library, Mendonoma Health Alliance, PAHS Triathlon, Pacific Community Charter School and Project Santa.
Good Buy Clothes, located at 243 Main Street in Point Arena, sells donated new and lightly used clothing, shoes, accessories and household items. Its monthly-end sales event is held on the last Saturday of each month from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Our website is www.goodbuyclothes.com, which posts our monthly flyer and event calendar.
Sadly, GBC must temporarily suspend collections of items from the local public due to our excess inventory and absence of storage space. Normally, our excess collections or unsold items are sent to other thrift stores in Fort Bragg to Santa Rosa, but they all have ceased collections due to their own excess inventories. We hope this is a temporary situation, as demand for clothing should increase with the approach of the school year and holidays.
GBC was founded in 1994 by Sister Maura Murphy and Sister Celeste Dempsey of the Ursuline Sisters, an Order of the Roman Catholic Church. GBC is currently managed and staffed by unpaid community volunteers who meet weekly to sort, price and display donated apparel. All sales proceeds are donated to local charities or non-profits.
GBC invites all community members and visitors to our beautiful coast to our next month-end sale on Saturday, August 27. We hope to see our inventory reduced so that we may again start taking donations of clean, lightly used clothing.