If youve ever purchased an item of clothing or piece of furniture from the Iola Senior Citizens thrift shop and wondered whatever came of your two bucks well, wonder no more, and be cheered by the fact that it went toward a good cause.
According to ISC Inc. president Joyce Adair, last year the thrift shop at 223 N. State St. brought in nearly $20,000. True to the organizations founding mission, that money up nearly $4,000 from last year has already been returned to the community in the form of charitable donations. Adair, who appeared Tuesday morning before Allen County commissioners, listed the many local beneficiaries of ISCs aid for 2018: the Church Utility Relief Board (CURB) received $3,000; Allen County Hospice Care, $2,500; Hope Unlimited, $2,000; CASA, $1,500; the Pregnancy Resource Center, Jefferson Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Crossroads Learning Center, and the Iola Recreation Department received $1,000 respectively; and the Iola Food Pantry, Allen County Drug Court, Iola Area Ministerial Association, Humanity House Community Garden, the Iola Public Library, Allen County Regional Hospitals oncology unit, Crime Stoppers, Adopt-A-Child, and Project Care each received $500.
If there is anyone that you can think of that is not on that list, said Adair earnestly, please let us know. We always want to help people out.
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