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By TIMES STAFF
Published May 12, 2007
These thrift stores benefit charitable organizations in Hernando County:
"Cause for Paws" SPCA Thrift Shop: 9075 Grant St. (Sunshine Grove Road to Taylor Street to Grant), west of Brooksville. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. All proceeds benefit animals at the no-kill shelter. The shelter needs cash donations, salable items for the store, aluminum cans, clay litter and/or Purina cat and kitten chow. Volunteers are also needed to work in the thrift store. 688-8284, 596-8991 or 596-7000.
Daystar Life Center: 7120 Hope Hill Road (off Truck Bypass 50, behind St. Anthony Catholic Church), Brooksville. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Yard sales are from 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. Volunteers and donations are needed, including clothing, furniture, household items, paper products, diapers and working appliances, as well as monetary donations. 799-5930.
Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store: 2035 Broad St., south of Spring Hill Drive south of Brooksville. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To volunteer or to donate large items for pickup, call 754-1255.
Jericho Road Thrift Stores: 16479 Wiscon Road and 15319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Both shops are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. There are special sales every day and an in-house silent auction each week. All proceeds benefit the Jericho Road Ministries men's shelter in Brooksville. Donations and volunteers are appreciated. 797-9009.
Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle (St. Andrew's Thrift Shop): 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The shop has regular "surprise special sales." 686-1114.
Second Glance Thrift Store: 650 S Broad St., Brooksville (next to Save-a-Lot). Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Dawn Center. The store has weekly sales and clearance items. Donations accepted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To volunteer or to schedule a donation pickup, call 796-4004.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store: 1291 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations may be dropped off during business hours. 688-3331.