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Impact Thrift Norristown Celebrates Grand Opening in New Location!

July 28, 2016

Celebrate our new location on Saturday, August 6!

Impact Thrift Stores will hold a Grand Reopening celebration for its new Norristown store location on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festivities will include prizes, refreshments, entertainment and merchandise discounts.

The new Norristown Impact Thrift Store will offer a 30 percent discount to customers on all items storewide on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The first 100 people in line before the doors open will receive a $10 gift card for any Impact Thrift Stores location. Participants who visit the store between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. will be invited to enter into a drawing to win a $25 gift card which will be awarded hourly. Also, a grand prize winner will be pulled from the drawing. The winner will receive a 2.5-minute clothing shopping spree (up to a $250 value) at the Norristown Impact Thrift Store, to be held on a later date.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free snacks donated by Hatfield Quality Meats and Derstine’s Foodservice will be provided (while supplies last).

Local partner charities ACLAMO Family Centers and the Montgomery County Opportunities Industrialization Center, both located in Norristown, will receive 10 percent of the day’s net proceeds.

At 33,000 square feet, the new store is more than 50 percent larger than the current store and is located on the second level of the building at 1700 Markley Street directly behind the current store. There will be entrances from both parking levels.

The new store will be the second largest of Impact Thrift’s five retail stores, which are located in Bristol and Feasterville in Bucks County and Hatboro and Montgomeryville in Montgomery County. The Impact Thrift relocation is part of a larger redevelopment project at Norristown Centre (formerly Logan Square Shopping Center).

Fueled by nearly 250 employees, more than 900 dedicated volunteers, and thousands of people who donate tons of household goods and clothing, the Impact Thrift ecosystem positively impacts local communities in many ways. Donating items to Impact Thrift supports recycling efforts, diverting usable items that otherwise would end up in landfills, and enables the organization to offer a dignified shopping experience to all by providing access to affordable clothing, furniture and household goods.

Impact Thrift creates meaningful career and volunteer opportunities by offering second-chance employment to individuals whose past choices have made it difficult to find a job, by hiring those with special needs, and by welcoming teens and adults who must complete mandatory community service hours.

Net proceeds raised through Impact Thrift’s operations financially support 15 locally based charities. Since 2001, Impact Thrift has given its partner charities more than $2 million, supporting their missions to feed the hungry, house the homeless, provide educational services, and to enable children to reach their full potential through social and educational programs.